Agence France-PresseDecember 2, 2013 13:46
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was named the BBC's African Footballer of the Year for 2013 on Monday.
It was the fifth straight year the Manchester City star had made the shortlist but the first time he'd taken the award.
"Thank you to all the fans around the world who continue to support me and who love me a lot," said Toure in a BBC statement. "I'm very proud, I'm very happy, this award is amazing.
"It's the fifth time in a row (being nominated) and this time is very special."