Match highlight: Ivory Coast vs Togo, where Yaya Toure
scored the opening goal. (AFCON-2013)
You will always plan not to miss a single match of Manchester City in which Yaya Toure is involved in the squad. Yaya to me is a very perfect midfielder frankly speaking. He normally have more than 80 per cent pass accuracy. Most killing passes to Aguero or Tevez as well as other strikers originates from this man. No wonder that he is very helpful in the Ivorian national team. Before coming to Man City he was playing for Barcelona in Spain.
Yaya Toure in one of the matches at Man City
Yaya Toure when he played for Barcelona before joining Man City
Yaya and Adam Johnson as they celebrate together
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 joined ASEC Mimosas youth academy in 1996 on the recommendation of his long-time mentor Patrick van Reijendam. He then moved to Europe where he played for Belgian side Beveren for two-and-a-half years.