Thomson ReutersJanuary 9, 2014 19:17
(Reuters) - Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was on Thursday named African Footballer of the Year for the third time running.
Born: May 13, 1983 in Bouake, Ivory Coast
- Toure is a product of the fabled ASEC Abidjan academy, which has produced more than 20 players who have gone onto to play for clubs in Europe.
- He followed in the footsteps of elder brother Kolo Toure.