Yaya Toure

Ivory Coast

Yaya Toure Bio

Who is Yaya Toure

A professional Ivorian football player who plays for the Ivory Coast national team and for the renowned club Manchester City as a mid-fielder.

Early Life (Childhood)

He had keen interest in football from his childhood so he used to play with amateurs. In 1996, at the age thirteen he began his youth soccer career with ASEC Mimosas.

Interesting Facts

In 2009 and 2010, he won back to back La Liga titles with Barcelona. He is the Côte d'Ivoire international with over 80 caps. In October 2013, he became the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.

Personal Life

He is married to Gineba Touré with whom he has been in a long relationship. This couple have two lovely children Kolo Touré and Ibrahim Touré. Though Toure is a married man, girls are still crazy for him.


He was voted African footballer of the Year three for 2011, 2012 and 2013. During the 2011 FA Cup semifinal, he scored a goal and secured a victory of his club over Manchester United (1-0) which took the club to the FA Cup Final.


It's has been a rumor that Touré is willing to leave Manchester City and join some other English club.