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Yaya Toure Biography

Gnegneri Yaya Toure aka Yaya Toure is an Ivorian footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester City and the Côte d'Ivoire national team. Touré is renowned for combining speed, passing ability, and physical power with technique. A versatile player, he has played the centre back and frequently plays as a box-to-box midfielder often switching from defensive and offensive positions throughout matches. Toure debuted at 18 starting at the Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas. His excellent performances helped him jump from one European club to another and eventually to Barcelona. He played over 100 matches for the club and was part of the historic 2010 Barcelona team which won six trophies in one season. Toure then found his niche after he moved to Premier League club Manchester City in 2010 where he has clinched a number of wins for the Citizens, most notably in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and Final. He is also the younger brother of his Côte d'Ivoire and Manchester City teammate Kolo Touré.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Gnégnéri Yaya Touré
Nationality Côte d'Ivoire
Position Midfielder
Current Club Manchester City
Shirt Number 42
Career
Clubs
Manchester City Jul 2010 - Present
AS Monaco Aug 2006 - Jun 2007
FC Barcelona Aug 2007 - Jul 2010
OlympiakosP Aug 2005 - Jun 2006
KSK Beveren Aug 2001 - Jun 2003
FC Metalurh Donetsk Aug 2003 - Jun 2005
AS des Employés Commerce Mimosas Aug 2000 - Jun 2001
National
Côte d'Ivoire Jan 2005 - Mar 2015
Stats
Clubs
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Manchester City
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 17
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2016/2017 Premier League 25 5 0 4 0 1946
FA Cup 4 2 2 1 0 374
UEFA Champions League 2 0 1 0 0 180
2015/2016 Premier League 32 6 5 3 0 2333
UEFA Champions League 10 1 2 0 0 743
League Cup 5 1 0 1 0 455
2014/2015 Premier League 29 10 1 5 0 2356
UEFA Champions League 5 1 0 1 1 423
League Cup 2 1 0 124
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 60
FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2013/2014 Premier League 35 20 9 4 0 2927
UEFA Champions League 7 1 0 3 0 556
FA Cup 4 0 0 2 0 259
League Cup 3 3 2 0 0 200
2012/2013 Premier League 32 6 4 6 0 2830
UEFA Champions League 5 1 1 3 0 450
FA Cup 4 1 0 2 0 360
Community Shield 1 1 0 0 0 90
2011/2012 Premier League 32 6 8 8 0 2650
UEFA Champions League 6 3 0 1 0 515
UEFA Europa League 3 0 4 3 0 270
Community Shield 1 0 0 1 0 90
2010/2011 Premier League 35 6 6 3 0 2976
UEFA Europa League 8 1 0 1 0 646
FA Cup 7 3 0 0 0 600
Total 301 79 45 52 1 24610
AS Monaco
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FC Barcelona
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OlympiakosP
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National
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Côte d'Ivoire
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2015 Equatorial Guinea Africa Cup of Nations 6 1 1 2 0 558
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Africa 6 4 0 2 0 540
World Cup 3 0 0 0 0 270
2013 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 3 2 1 1 0 270
2012 Equatorial Guinea/Gabon Africa Cup of Nations 5 1 3 0 0 437
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Africa 7 2 0 1 0 543
World Cup 3 1 1 0 0 270
2010 Angola Africa Cup of Nations 3 0 0 2 0 281
2008 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 6 1 0 0 0 477
2006 Germany World Cup 3 0 0 0 0 270
2006 Egypt Africa Cup of Nations 6 1 0 0 0 532
Total 51 13 6 8 0 4448

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