Gnégnéri Yaya TOURÉ dit Yaya TOURÉ

Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan Academy

Born : May 13, 1983
Height : 1,88m (6′ 2″) – Weight : 78 kg (188 lb)
Feet : Right
Position : Midfielder
Ivoria International A (102 selections)
Club  : Olympiakos

Season Club Matches played (Goals)
2001-2004 KCK Beveren (Belgium) 70 (3)
2004-2005 Metalurg Donesk (Ukraine) 39 (5)
2005-2006 Olympiakos (Greece) 32 (3)
2006-2007 AS Monaco (France) 27 (5)
2007-2010 FC Barcelone (Spain) 117 (6)
2010-2018 Manchester City (England) 300 (81)
2018- Olympiakos (Greece)

About Yaya

Strong character and very serious on the field, he was a boy who was always funny and mocking, who made his friends a little afraid, even when he laughed at everything, at everyone, because he was already physically endowed with a certain strength, however thin and thin he was.

On the field he was already a sentinel who did not hesitate to come and help his defence. When the attack was in difficulty or procrastinating, he often took the game on his own, slalomed from his initial position to eliminate opponents and go score, while galvanizing the rest of the team.
Off the field, when his friends of his generation could no longer stand his mockery, it was not uncommon to find him among the youngest of generation 3 where he felt really well, laughing as if he was the same age as them…
He was a boy with two different personalities; funny and facetious off the pitch as the green rectangle transformed him into a serious and determined leader.

IN CLUB

Season Club Title
2005-2006 Olympiakos (Greece) Greek Championship
2005-2006 Olympiakos (Greece) Greek Cup
2008-2009 FC Barcelone (Spain) Champions League
2008-2009 FC Barcelone (Spain) Spanish Championship
2008-2009 FC Barcelone (Spain) Club World Cup
2008-2009 FC Barcelone (Spain) Spanish Super Cup
2009-2010 FC Barcelone (Spain) Spanish Championship
2010-2011 Manchester City (England) Winner of FA Cup
2011-2012 Manchester City (England) England Championship
2011-2012 Manchester City (England) Winner of the Charity Shield
2012-2013 Manchester City (England) England Cup
2013-2014 Manchester City (England) English Championship, League Cup Winner
2015-2016 Manchester City (England) League Cup Winner
2015-2016 Manchester City (England) Semi-finalists of the Champions League (UEFA)
2017-2018 Manchester City (England) English Championship, League Cup Winner

 

IN SELECTION

Year Participations
 2006   

  • Participation in the World Cup (Germany)
  • Finalist of the CAN (African Cup of Nations)
2010 
  • Participation à la Coupe du Monde (Afrique du Sud)
2012 
  • Participation in the World Cup (South Africa)
2015 
  • Winner of the CAN (African Cup of Nations)

 

PERSONAL REWARDS

Year Rewards
 2008 
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
2009 
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
2011 
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
2012  
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
  • Appointed to the Premier League’s senior team
2013  
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
  • BBC African Player of the Year
2014  
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
  • Appointed to the Premier League’s senior team
2015 
  • BBC African Player of the Year
2009-2012-2014-2015
  • Named in the list of the 23 best players for the Golden Ball
  • One
  • Deux
PLAYER CARD
Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan Academy

Born : May 13, 1983
Height : 1,88m (6′ 2″) – Weight : 78 kg (188 lb)
Feet : Right
Position : Midfielder
Ivoria International A (102 selections)
Club  : Olympiakos

CAREER
Season Club Matches played (Goals)
2001-2004 KCK Beveren (Belgium) 70 (3)
2004-2005 Metalurg Donesk (Ukraine) 39 (5)
2005-2006 Olympiakos (Greece) 32 (3)
2006-2007 AS Monaco (France) 27 (5)
2007-2010 FC Barcelone (Spain) 117 (6)
2010-2018 Manchester City (England) 300 (81)
2018- Olympiakos (Greece)

About Yaya

Strong character and very serious on the field, he was a boy who was always funny and mocking, who made his friends a little afraid, even when he laughed at everything, at everyone, because he was already physically endowed with a certain strength, however thin and thin he was.

On the field he was already a sentinel who did not hesitate to come and help his defence. When the attack was in difficulty or procrastinating, he often took the game on his own, slalomed from his initial position to eliminate opponents and go score, while galvanizing the rest of the team.
Off the field, when his friends of his generation could no longer stand his mockery, it was not uncommon to find him among the youngest of generation 3 where he felt really well, laughing as if he was the same age as them…
He was a boy with two different personalities; funny and facetious off the pitch as the green rectangle transformed him into a serious and determined leader.

RECORD

IN CLUB

Season Club Title
2005-2006 Olympiakos (Greece) Greek Championship
2005-2006 Olympiakos (Greece) Greek Cup
2008-2009 FC Barcelone (Spain) Champions League
2008-2009 FC Barcelone (Spain) Spanish Championship
2008-2009 FC Barcelone (Spain) Club World Cup
2008-2009 FC Barcelone (Spain) Spanish Super Cup
2009-2010 FC Barcelone (Spain) Spanish Championship
2010-2011 Manchester City (England) Winner of FA Cup
2011-2012 Manchester City (England) England Championship
2011-2012 Manchester City (England) Winner of the Charity Shield
2012-2013 Manchester City (England) England Cup
2013-2014 Manchester City (England) English Championship, League Cup Winner
2015-2016 Manchester City (England) League Cup Winner
2015-2016 Manchester City (England) Semi-finalists of the Champions League (UEFA)
2017-2018 Manchester City (England) English Championship, League Cup Winner

 

IN SELECTION

Year Participations
 2006   

  • Participation in the World Cup (Germany)
  • Finalist of the CAN (African Cup of Nations)
2010 
  • Participation à la Coupe du Monde (Afrique du Sud)
2012 
  • Participation in the World Cup (South Africa)
2015 
  • Winner of the CAN (African Cup of Nations)

 

PERSONAL REWARDS

Year Rewards
 2008 
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
2009 
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
2011 
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
2012  
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
  • Appointed to the Premier League’s senior team
2013  
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
  • BBC African Player of the Year
2014  
  • Ivorian Player of the Year
  • Appointed to the Premier League’s senior team
2015 
  • BBC African Player of the Year
2009-2012-2014-2015
  • Named in the list of the 23 best players for the Golden Ball
STATISTICS
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