Yaya Toure

Born: May 13, 1983 (age 34)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Sekoura Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire
Nationality: Cote D'Ivoire flag Ivorian

Position: Midfielder
Team: Manchester City (no. 42)
Yaya Toure of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on August 10, 2015
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Career History
Senior2007-2010Barcelona
2010-Manchester City
International2004-Ivory Coast
Sports Mole has 1,469 articles about Yaya Toure. Articles 1 to 40:
Raheem Sterling celebrates with Kevin De Bruyne during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on February 10, 2018
Result: Kevin De Bruyne lights up Manchester City's rout of Swansea City
Five different players get on the scoresheet as Manchester City thrash Swansea City 5-0 in their first game since being confirmed as Premier League champions.
Apr 22, 18:23
Pep Guardiola gesticulates during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on October 21, 2017
Three areas that Manchester City could strengthen in the summer
Manchester City were confirmed as this season's Premier League champions at the weekend, but which areas of his squad could Pep Guardiola strengthen during the summer.
Apr 16, 12:05
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at the Premier League match against West Ham United on December 3, 2017
Report: Manchester City keen on Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara
Manchester City are reportedly looking to make a move for Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara at the end of the season.
Apr 15, 11:25
Yaya Toure in action for Manchester City on November 21, 2017
Ivory Coast "without news" of Yaya Toure whereabouts
Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is yet to report for international duty, the Ivorian Football Federation confirms.
Mar 20, 22:20
Gabriel Jesus scores for Manchester City against Basel in the Champions League on March 7, 2018
Result: Manchester City through to Champions League quarter-finals despite Basel defeat
Manchester City book their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 2-1 to Basel in the second leg of their last-16 tie at the Etihad Stadium.
Mar 7, 21:39
Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring the second during the Champions League group game between Manchester City and Napoli on October 17, 2017
Team News: Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus start for Manchester City
Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus are both handed a place in the Manchester City starting lineup for the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie with Basel.
Mar 7, 18:36
Kevin De Bruyne in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on February 10, 2018
Preview: Manchester City vs. Basel - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Champions League action as Manchester City welcome the visit of Basel in the second leg of their last-16 clash at the Etihad.
Mar 6, 14:38
Yaya Toure in action for Manchester City on November 21, 2017
Pep Guardiola: 'Manchester City need Yaya Toure'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says that midfielder Yaya Toure remains an important figure for the club.
Feb 3, 10:41
Roma's Kostas Manolas and Lazio's Milinkovic Savic on December 4, 2016
Manchester City 'to swoop for Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic'
Manchester City are reportedly keeping an eye on Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who has also been linked to Manchester United.
Jan 22, 20:44
Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool on September 9, 2017
Manchester City bring forward Fred transfer plans?
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred is reportedly a January target for Manchester City, as manager Pep Guardiola has had to reconsider his transfer plans.
Jan 22, 15:58
Sergio Aguero scores during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Newcastle United on January 20, 2018
Sergio Aguero: 'Manchester City have not won anything yet'
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero acknowledges that his side have to keep their eye on the ball after ticking off another game in pursuit of the Premier League title.
Jan 20, 20:25
Virgil van Dijk in action for the Reds during the FA Cup game between Liverpool and Everton on January 5, 2018
Team News: Virgil van Dijk misses out against Manchester City due to injury
Virgil van Dijk is left out of Liverpool's squad to face Manchester City due to a hamstring injury, as Jurgen Klopp makes three changes to his starting lineup.
Jan 14, 15:02
RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita in action during the Emirates Cup match with Sevilla in July 2017
Naby Keita: "I want to become the best African player in the world"
Liverpool-bound midfielder Naby Keita is hoping to become "the best African player in the world" and surpass his idol Yaya Toure.
Jan 14, 11:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Manchester City monitoring Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare
Manchester City are believed to be keeping tabs on 18-year-old Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare as a long-term replacement for Yaya Toure.
Jan 14, 10:03
Sergio Aguero in action during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Manchester City on December 27, 2017
Team News: Pep Guardiola leaves out Sergio Aguero for semi-final first leg
Sergio Aguero is left out of Manchester City's starting lineup to face Bristol City, as Pep Guardiola makes four changes for the EFL Cup semi-final first leg.
Jan 9, 18:48
Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool on September 9, 2017
Manchester City considering £30m Fred offer?
Manchester City are believed to be considering a £30m offer for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, as manager Pep Guardiola looks to secure his services from next season.
Jan 9, 15:04
Gabriel Jesus and Andros Townsend in action during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Manchester City on December 31, 2017
Result: Crystal Palace hold Manchester City to goalless draw
Manchester City's 18-game winning run in the Premier League ends as Crystal Palace hold the Citizens to a goalless draw.
Dec 31, 14:05
Yaya Toure in action for Manchester City on November 21, 2017
Yaya Toure to come out of international retirement
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure comes out of international retirement for the Ivory Coast after seeing opportunities at club level severely limited.
Dec 26, 20:58
Yaya Toure in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on May 6, 2017
Agent rules out January exit for Yaya Toure
The agent of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure insists that there is no chance of his client leaving the club when the transfer window reopens next month.
Dec 26, 19:40
Pep Guardiola gesticulates during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on October 21, 2017
Manchester City consider move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred?
Manchester City are reportedly interested in adding Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred to their squad in the summer.
Dec 24, 09:27
Sandro Ramirez and Sergio Busquets during the La Liga match between Malaga and Barcelona on November 19, 2016
Manchester City to replace Yaya Toure with Sergio Busquets?
Pep Guardiola has reportedly targeted a move for Sergio Busquets over the next two transfer windows, with Yaya Toure being told that he can leave Manchester City.
Dec 22, 10:02
Phil Foden in action during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Feyenoord on November 21, 2017
Result: Manchester City beat Leicester City on penalties
Manchester City book their spot in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup courtesy of a penalty-shootout victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Dec 19, 22:36
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at the Premier League match against West Ham United on December 3, 2017
Team News: Widescale changes for Leicester City and Manchester City in EFL Cup clash
Pep Guardiola rings the changes as Manchester City travel to the King Power to face Leicester City in Tuesday night's EFL Cup quarter-final clash.
Dec 19, 18:49
Leroy Sane in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on December 16, 2017
Preview: Leicester City vs. Manchester City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides the team news and a full match preview of Tuesday's EFL Cup quarter-final between Leicester City and Manchester City.
Dec 17, 18:42
Phil Foden in action during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Feyenoord on November 21, 2017
Team News: Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva start for Manchester City
Pep Guardiola hands starts to Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva for Manchester City's trip to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Dec 6, 18:39
Yaya Toure in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on May 6, 2017
Yaya Toure: 'Manchester City playing best football in Europe'
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says that his side "are full of confidence" ahead of Wednesday evening's Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Dec 5, 15:28
David Silva in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on May 6, 2017
Pep Guardiola urges David Silva to sign new contract
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says that he 'admires' long-serving midfielder David Silva, who he hopes to see sign a contract extension.
Nov 29, 10:47
Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool on September 9, 2017
Pep Guardiola "to rescale" Manchester City squad next year
Pep Guardiola says that he only wants to keep players who are happy to remain at Manchester City, as he eyes up the winter and summer transfer windows.
Nov 28, 15:47
Yaya Toure in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on May 6, 2017
Yaya Toure 'not frustrated at Manchester City role'
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure insists that he is not frustrated at his current role within the club, despite appearing less for Pep Guardiola's team.
Nov 22, 14:20
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling wheels away in celebration after opening the scoring in the Champions League last 16 first leg against AS Monaco at the Etihad Stadium on February 21, 2017
Result: Raheem Sterling strikes late as Manchester City claim top spot
Raheem Sterling scores for the fourth Champions League game running as Manchester City beat Feyenoord 1-0 to earn top spot in Group F.
Nov 21, 21:38
Sergio Aguero celebrates opening the scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on October 21, 2017
Team News: Pep Guardiola rings the changes as Manchester City host Feyenoord
Manchester City make seven changes from the side which beat Leicester City ahead of Tuesday night's Champions League Group F home clash with Feyenoord.
Nov 21, 18:36
Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring during the Champions League group game between Liverpool and Maribor on November 1, 2017
Diego Maradona heaps praise on "wonderful" Mohamed Salah
Diego Maradona believes that "wonderful" Mohamed Salah deserves to be recognised as the best African footballer in the world.
Nov 15, 15:49
Yaya Toure in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on May 6, 2017
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure open to future Serie A switch
Yaya Toure admits that a switch to Serie A at the end of the season should not be ruled out, as he prepares to bring his Manchester City career to an end.
Oct 31, 17:24
Claudio Bravo saves from Helder Costa during the EFL Cup game between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers on October 24, 2017
Pep Guardiola blames match ball for Manchester City struggles
Pep Guardiola criticises the 'unacceptable' quality of the ball used in the EFL Cup after his Manchester City side scraped past Wolverhampton Wanderers in round four.
Oct 25, 09:23
Conor Coady in action during the EFL Cup game between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers on October 24, 2017
Result: Manchester City beat brave Wolverhampton Wanderers on penalties in EFL Cup
Manchester City move through to the EFL Cup quarter-finals with a penalty-shootout win over Wolves, who stopped the Premier League leaders scoring in 120 minutes.
Oct 24, 22:47
Gabriel Jesus and Danny Batth in action during the EFL Cup game between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers on October 24, 2017
Live Commentary: Manchester City 0-0 (4-1 on penalties) Wolverhampton Wanderers - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Manchester City's EFL Cup tie with Wolves, with the Premier League leaders needing penalties to reach the last eight.
Oct 24, 19:00
Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool on September 9, 2017
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: 'I will play 11 new players against Wolves'
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says that he intends to play "11 new players" for the EFL Cup fixture with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Oct 23, 16:23
City players line up for a team photo prior to the Champions League game between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk on September 26, 2017
Team News: Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero start for Manchester City
Gabriel Jesus starts alongside Sergio Aguero as Manchester City welcome Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
Sep 26, 18:36
Yaya Toure in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on May 6, 2017
Yaya Toure "bewildered" by Manchester City axe?
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is said to have been left "bewildered" at being dropped by manager Pep Guardiola.
Sep 17, 17:14
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day
Team News: Raheem Sterling back for Manchester City
Raheem Sterling is back in the fold as Manchester City travel to Watford.
Sep 16, 14:05

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