Yaya Toure picks up African Player of the Year Award

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Manchester City and Ivory Coast superstar, Yaya Toure has collected the African Player of the Year Award for an astonishing 4 years in a row. It’s the first time a single player has won the award 4 times on the bounce.

Toure, 31, was nominated after playing a pivotal role in winning the Premier League and League Cup. He also helped Ivory Coast qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Toure held off stiff competition from Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.

Midfielder Toure scored 20 goals in City’s title-winning campaign and has already bagged nine goals in 26 appearances for City in all competitions so far this season, including six goals in his last nine outings.

An incredible accolade from an incredible player. Toure is regarded as one of the Premier League’s best footballers, but is he Africa’s greatest ever?

By Oliver Baines | January 9th, 2015