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Yaya Touré

Personal information
Full nameGnégnéri Yaya Touré
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3.6 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubManchester City
Number42

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Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born 13 May 1983), commonly known as Yaya Touré, is an Ivorian footballer who currently plays as a box-to-box midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Côte d'Ivoire national side. He plays with the name Touré Yaya on his jersey. He is commonly referred to as the 'workhorse' by Dale Jennings and other football pundits.

He is renowned for combining speed and physical power with technique and has 58 caps for Côte d'Ivoire, representing the team in their first appearance in a FIFA World Cup, in the 2006 competition as well as in 2010. He is the younger brother of his Côte d'Ivoire and Manchester City teammate Kolo Touré. He also has a younger brother named Ibrahim who currently plays for Egyptian side Makasa.


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