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  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure plants a tree as he visits a school built on the site where Nelson Mandela cast his first vote

    Yaya’s Thoughts

    As voting for BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 comes to an end, Yaya shares his thoughts on what it takes to make it as a professional player, his sporting idols and the importance of being an ambassador for his continent – Africa. You......

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    Yaya Takes On YouTubers

    YouTubers ChrisMD and Manny joined Yaya last week to learn how to take the perfect penalty and take on the four time African footballer of the year in a cross bar challenge. Here’s a short preview of what went down…  Keep an eye out for the......

  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London.

    Yaya bags a brace for the Citizens

    Yaya is happy to have bagged a brace in Manchester City’s 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Thrilled to help secure City’s victory with a goal in each half, Yaya was optimistic following the game: “For me, to be honest, I just want to help......

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    Yaya shares his condolences following death of Ivory Coast legend Laurent Pokou

    Yaya shared his condolences on social media regarding the death of Ivory Coast legend Laurent Pokou. The former striker passed away on November 13th, aged 69. Yaya said: “La légende. Nous sommes tristes. Condoléances à toute la famille du football ivoirien et africain” Translation: “The......

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28:  Yaya Toure of Manchester City scores the winning penalty past goalkeeper Simon Mignolet of Liverpool to win the shoot out during the Capital One Cup Final match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 28, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

    Yaya Toure shortlisted for BBC African Footballer of the Year for a record eighth time

    Yaya Toure has been shortlisted for the BBC African Footballer of the Year award for a record eighth time. The Ivorian has won the accolade twice before – the first time in 2013, where Yaya was also the only African to be nominated for Fifa’s Ballon......

  • Yaya Toure H:S 16:17

    Statement

    Yaya has released the following statement today on his situation at Manchester City this season. “I wish to apologise – on behalf of myself and those who represent me – to the management team and all those working at the club for the misunderstandings from......

  • Yaya FARE competition

    COMPETITION TIME!

    Yaya is a great supporter of anti-racism initiatives and campaigns. He wants to see diversity celebrated and true equality across all sports and society. So, to coincide with the FARE #FootballPeople action weeks Yaya is giving away two pairs of his PUMA evoPOWER boots and signed anti-racism......

  • Yaya Supports FARE

    YAYA ENCOURAGES SUPPORT FOR FARE ACTION WEEKS

    Yaya Toure is encouraging fans, clubs, fellow players and everyone involved in football to get behind the FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) #FootballPeople action weeks, which kick off today. The action weeks run between the 6th and 20th of October and the two-time Premier League winner......

  • UNEP Exhibition at Beijing Airport

    Yaya Touré puts boot into illegal wildlife trade as China campaign gets underway

    Four-time African footballer of the year Yaya Touré has put the boot into the illegal wildlife trade as a global campaign to conserve threatened species expanded to China. Yaya, a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment, has been backing the United Nations campaign, which calls on the......

  • Yaya Toure On FIFA Task Force Decision

    Following FIFA’s decision to disband it’s anti-racism task force, Yaya Toure, has shared his thoughts on the matter. Toure was a consultant to the task force and is a long standing supporter of the FARE Network. “When I was asked by FIFA to help with the......

  • BATA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA - FEBRUARY 08: Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure (2nd L) holds up the trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after winning the 2015 African Cup of Nations final soccer match between Ivory Coast and Ghana at the Bata Stadium on February 08, 2015 in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. (Photo by Mohamed Hossam/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

    Yaya Toure Announces Retirement From International Football

      Yaya Toure has today announced his retirement from international football. The four time CAF African Footballer of the Year, who has also been the recipient of the BBC African Player of the Year twice, released the following statement explaining the difficult decision to step......

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    Yaya wishes Eid Mubarak

    Yaya Toure wished his Muslim fans and followers a very happy Eid-ul-Adha on social media. The day is widely considered the holiest day of the Muslim calendar and is marked by a public holiday in Yaya’s home country of Ivory Coast. Yaya is a proud......