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Ghanaian Football Superstars That Made Headlines In Europe But Ended Up Playing In The GPL

Ghanaian football players are among the very few African players that make it to top European teams or clubs to continue their football career.

Most of these Ghanaian football players do not come back home to continue their football career in the local league. Only few are able to raise up their head up high and feel proud of coming back to feature in the Ghana Premier League. And these are players that made name whiles playing in Europe.

Players like these will continue to remain in the hearts of fans of these local clubs featuring or taking part of the local league. Since these players were proud of their league and came back to it, then let us know some of them.

Below are three players that started in Ghana and ended in Ghana.

Laryea Kingston

Laryea Kingston is a former Ghanaian player who started his playing career at the Accra Great Olympics, played for Hearts of Oak, went to Europe played for several clubs and did exploit and later came back to his first love Hearts of Oak again in 2012.

In European he played for clubs such as Locomotive Moscow, Vitesse, Al-Ittihad Tripoli, Al-Ettifaq Maccabi Ahi Nazareth, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Krylia Sovetov Samara, Terek Grozny, Heart of Midlothian and Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

The former Ghanaian Black Stars winger is well known with his style of play on the right wing, his dribbling skills and freekicks.

Richard Kingson

Richard is undoubtedly the most popular and famous goalkeeper in Ghana. Almost every football fan in Ghana knows him especially with his popular name Olele. Richard Kingson is the older brother of Ghanaian winger laryea Kingston.

Olele started his football career in Accra Great Olympics and finally came to Ghana to play in the Ghanaian premier league for the same club Great Olympics.

Richard Kingson Played for good European clubs like Birmingham, Wigan, Blackpool, Galatasaray and several clubs in the Turkish top flight league before coming back to Great Olympics in 2015.

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan is for a fact the greatest Ghanaian striker. He currently holds the record of all time top scorer in Ghana with 51 international goals.

Asamoah Gyan is now back in the Ghana Premier League after leaving the league from Liberty Professionals to Udinese In italy, played for Stade Rennes, Modena, Sunderland, Al Ain, kayserispor in turkey and other clubs before making a transfer move worth $1m in 2020 to Ghanaian club Legon Cities.

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