Yaya Touré
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Personal information
Full name Gnégnéri Yaya Touré
Date of birth 13 May 1983 (1983-05-13) (age 37)
Place of birth    Bouaké, Flag of Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of China Qingdao Huanghai
Number 24
Youth clubs
1996-2001 Flag of Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2001–2003
2003–2005
2005–2006
2006–2007
2007–2010
2010–2018
2018
2019–
Flag of Belgium Beveren
Flag of Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk
Flag of Greece Olympiacos
Flag of France Monaco
Flag of Spain Barcelona
Flag of England Manchester City
Flag of Greece Olympiacos
Flag of China Qingdao Huanghai
070 00(3)
033 00(3)
026 00(3)
027 00(5)
074 00(4)
230 0(59)
0000(0)
014 00(2)   
National team
2004–2015 Flag of Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 0101 0(19)

Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born 13 May 1983), commonly known as Yaya Touré, is an Ivorian professional footballer who is currently playing for China League One side Qingdao Huanghai as a midfielder. He played for and captained the Ivory Coast.

Touré is renowned for combining great vision, passing ability, and physical power with technique. A versatile player, he aspired to be a striker during his youth and has played centre back, including for FC Barcelona in the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final. He frequently plays as a box-to-box midfielder for club and country and often switches from defensive and offensive positions throughout matches. 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, 2012 and 2013.

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 82 caps for Ivory Coast, representing the team in their first appearance in a FIFA World Cup, in the 2006 competition, in 2010 and in 2014. He is the younger brother of his Ivory Coast teammate Kolo Touré. They also played together at Manchester City for 3 years, before Kolo was transferred to Liverpool in 2013.

Honours

Clubs

ASEC Mimosas

Olympiacos

Barcelona

Manchester City

Qingdao Huanghai

International

Ivory Coast

Individual

External links

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Ivory Coast – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Group stage (G)

1. Barry 2. Angoua 3. Boka 4. Kolo Touré 5. Zokora 6. Gohouri 7. Doumbia 8. Kalou 9. Tioté 10. Gervinho 11. Drogba 12. Gosso 13. Romaric 14. Koné 15. Dindane 16. Zogbo 17. Tiéné 18. Keïta 19. Touré Yaya 20. Demel 21. Eboué 22. Bamba 23. Yeboah

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Ivory Coast – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Barry 2. Viera 3. Boka 4. K. Touré 5. Zokora 6. Bolly 7. Akpa-Akpro 8. Kalou 9. Tioté 10. Gervinho 11. Drogba (c) 12. Bony 13. Ya Konan 14. Diomandé 15. Gradel 16. Gbohouo 17. Aurier 18. Djakpa 19. Y. Touré 20. Die 21. Sio 22. Bamba 23. Mandé

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