African Player of The Day: Yaya Touré

Yaya toure is our African player of the day and we sure have a lot to say about the man who built a dream for all the sky blues fans

Yaya has probably been the best midfielder in premier league for quite a long period and we can see why. The player can both defend and score goals. A true warrior on and off the pitch.

Gnégnéri Yaya Touré was born 13 May 1983 is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City. He also played for and captained the Ivory Coast national team.

Touré began his playing career at ASEC Mimosas, where he made his debut aged 18. His performances attracted attention from Europe. Touré had stints with Beveren, Metalurh Donetsk, Olympiacos, and AS Monaco before moving to Barcelona in 2007. He played over 70 matches for the club and was part of the historic 2009 Barcelona side that won six trophies in a calendar year. In 2010 Touré moved to Premier League club Manchester City where he scored a number of key goals for the Citizens – most notably the only goals in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and final. He also helped City earn their first league title in 44 years.

On internation Level

Yaya has a decorated his international career with over 100 caps for the Ivory Coast, representing the team at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments. He also represented Ivory Coast in six Africa Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while captaining them to victory in 2015. He is the younger brother of fellow footballer Kolo Touré. They played together at Manchester City for three years, before Kolo was transferred to Liverpool in 2013.

Best Yaya Toure quotes about Football… and EVERYTHING

It’s been known for years that Yaya Toure is a very wise person on and off the pitch. In addition to his great football skills, the player has been known for his philanthropic work all over the glob and ecpacially in Africa. And for that we list for you the smartest and wiser quotes ever said by Touré.

‘Saving the world happens one person at a time. Be at the front of the queue.’

‘We can all be weak, but we all have to make a conscious decision to be strong.’

‘On the pitch and for life generally, I keep my center by remembering that I am part of a team and if I don’t do my part, I let down not just my team but everyone who follows it.’

‘Currently poaching threatens the very existence of the African Elephant, and my worry is that if we do not act NOW, we could be looking at a future in which this iconic species is wiped out.’

And last but no least, For you pure enjoyment, here is THAT YAYA GOAL, where everything has chnaged for Manchester City