This is the player profile of Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast and Manchester City professional footballer. In this article, you will get all the personal and professional details about Yaya Toure along with his achievements in the English Premier League and in International football as well.
Basic Details of Yaya Toure
Full Name: Gnegneri Yaya Toure
Date of Birth: 13th May 1983
Place of Birth: Bouake, Ivory Coast
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Professional Details of Yaya Toure
Playing Position: Midfielder
Jersey No: 42
Youth Career: 1996 – 2001: ASEC Mimosas
Senior Career: 2001 – 2003: Beveren | 2003 – 2005 Metalurh Donetsk | 2005 – 2006 Olympiacos | 2006 – 2007 Monaco | 2007 – 2010: Barcelona | Since 2010: ManchesterCity
National Team: Ivory Coast
More about Yaya Toure
Born on 13th May 1983, Yaya Toure is from Ivory Coast and is a practicing Muslim. Yaya Toure currently plays for the Manchester City, the English football club playing in the English Premier League. Yaya Toure’s is playing as a midfielder in the Manchester City team and is known for his passing abilities along with the physical power and technique as well. More often than not, Yaya Toure has been called ‘one of the most versatile players in the English Premier League’. Although when he started his career as a Youth football player who played form ASES Mimosas, Yaya Toure always wanted to be a striker.
Over the years, since Yaya Toure has become a professional footballer he has been changing the clubs around the world for various reasons. All in all, since he became professional in the year 2001, Yaya Toure has played for six different professional football clubs. But since 2010 he has been an integral part of the Manchester City team. Apparently, Yaya Toure has played in Belgium, Ukraine, Greece, France, Spain and then England. He was part of the Barcelona, which won the six trophies in a single year in 2009. Yaya Toure played over 100 matches for Barcelona.
Yaya Toure has also earned more than 80 caps for his home country team Ivory Coast and has been one of the most dependable players in the team as well. At the age of 18 playing for ASEC Mimosas, Yaya Toure was awarded as African Footballer for the year 2011, 2012 and 2013. Apart from this Yaya Toure was nominated for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards in the Personality of the Year category and then was nominated for The Future Africa Awards in 2014 as well.