Yaya Toure wins the African Footballer of the Year Award Ahead of Mikel and Drogba

With Nigerian rooting for Mikel Obi to win the 2013 edition of the CAF African Footballer of the Year which was unveiled in a gala held in Lagos, Nigeria yesterday ahead of the Ivorian Duo of Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba, They were summarily disappointed as the award was given to the ivorian and Manchester City Star Yaya Toure for a 3rd consecutive time.

Yaya Touré started his playing career at Ivorian club, ASEC Mimosas. He made his senior debut for the club at the age of 18. He has been voted African Footballer of the Year for 2 consecutive years of 2011 and 2012. this 2013 award will make it his 3rd consecutive award.

Touré has played for a number of european clubs including Beveren in Belgium, Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine, Olympiacos in Greece, and AS Monaco in France. Touré moved to Barcelona in 2009 and played over 100 matches for the spanish side. He was part of the historic 2009 Barcelona team that swept six trophies in one calendar year.

Yaya Touré then moved to Premier League club Manchester City in 2010 where he has remained ever since. Yaya has grown to become an integral member of the MAnchester city team and has scored a number of key goals for the Citizens as Manchester City are called. most notably amongst his key goals for city are the only goals in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and Final.

Touré has been a regular member of the Ivory Coast national team since his debut in 2004. and have represented Ivory Coast in their first appearance in a FIFA world cup in @006 and then again in 2010. He has been capped a total of 74 times for Ivory Coast
Touré began his playing career at Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas, where he made his debut aged 18. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2011 and 2012.
His performances attracted attention from Europe, playing for clubs in various European leagues. Touré played for Beveren in Belgium, Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine, Olympiacos in Greece, and AS Monaco in France. In 2007, Touré moved to Barcelona, playing over 100 matches for the club and was part of the historic 2009 Barcelona team which won six trophies in one calendar year.
Yaya Touré then moved to Premier League club Manchester City in 2010, where he has since scored a number of key goals for the Citizens – most notably the only goals in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and Final. Touré has a distinguished international career with 74 caps for Ivory Coast, representing the team in their first appearance in a FIFA World Cup, in the 2006 competition and in 2010.
Touré has been a regular member of the Ivory Coast national team since his debut in 2004.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/01/toure-wins-african-footballer-year/#sthash.Jf1iiTg5.dpuf
Touré began his playing career at Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas, where he made his debut aged 18. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2011 and 2012.
His performances attracted attention from Europe, playing for clubs in various European leagues. Touré played for Beveren in Belgium, Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine, Olympiacos in Greece, and AS Monaco in France. In 2007, Touré moved to Barcelona, playing over 100 matches for the club and was part of the historic 2009 Barcelona team which won six trophies in one calendar year.
Yaya Touré then moved to Premier League club Manchester City in 2010, where he has since scored a number of key goals for the Citizens – most notably the only goals in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and Final. Touré has a distinguished international career with 74 caps for Ivory Coast, representing the team in their first appearance in a FIFA World Cup, in the 2006 competition and in 2010.
Touré has been a regular member of the Ivory Coast national team since his debut in 2004.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/01/toure-wins-african-footballer-year/#sthash.Jf1iiTg5.dpuf


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