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Born Gnégnéri Yaya Touré on the 13th May 1983, in Bouake, Ivory Coast, he is a professional soccer player who currently plays for the English Premier League side Manchester City as a central midfielder. Previously, he played for Spanish giant Barcelona between 2007 and 2010. His career has been active since 2001.
Have you ever wondered how rich Yaya Toure is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Toure`s net worth is as high as $70 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a soccer player.
Yaya Toure Net Worth $70 Million
Yaya grew up in his hometown with his older brother Kolo Toure, who is also a soccer player, and younger brother, Ibrahim. Yaya`s career began when he was only 13 years old, joining the ASEC Mimosas youth academy in 1996, and with the help of Jean-Marc Guillou, joined Beveren of the Belgium league in 2001. Two years later, Yaya was on a tryout at English club Arsenal, however, he didn`t sign with the club as he had problems obtaining a work permit, and also Wenger wasn`t quite satisfied with his performance. Instead, he signed a contract with the Ukrainian club Metalurh Donets, where stayed for a year and a half, before he became a player with the Greek side Olympiakos. However, he played in only 26 games before joining the French team Monaco, In the beginning, he didn`t get much playing time, but that changed once Laurent Banide became manager of the team, and Yaya was soon regarded as a key midfield player, and helped his team to avoid relegation that season.
His next stop was Spanish giant Barcelona; Blaugrana bought Yaya from Monaco for €10 million in 2007, and he played for the club until 2010. He scored four goals in 74 games, and won six trophies with Barcelona in a calendar year, including La Liga for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 season, Copa del Rey 2008-2009, UEFA Champions League 2008-2009 and FIFA Club World Cup in 2009.
Following the arrival of Pep Guardiola on Barcelona`s bench, Yaya`s role in the club began to decline, and on the 2nd July 2010 he was sold to Manchester City, signing a contract worth £24 million over five years, which considerably increased his net worth. In the next few years, Toure would become one of the key players in Manchester City`s success, winning the Premier League in 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 seasons, also the FA Cup in 2010-2011 and FA Community Shield in 2012. However, Manchester City appointed Pep Guardiola as their manager, and Yaya was benched again, and so far hasn`t make an appearance in the league in the current season. To date he has played in 195 games for City, and has scored 57 goals.
Apart from his successful career as a club player, Yaya has also had a successful international career; he has made 100 appearances for the Ivory Coast, and led his side to African Cup of Nations trophy in 2015, plus finishing as runner-up in 2006 and 2012.
Regarding his personal life, Yaya is married to Ginaba. He is a Muslim, and practices his religion; so turned down all offers of celebratory alcohol. His brother, Ibrahim, died in 2014, losing the battle with cancer.
Yaya is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.
|Full Name||Yaya Touré|
|Net Worth||$70 Million|
|Date Of Birth||May 13, 1983|
|Place Of Birth||Bouake, Ivory Coast|
|Siblings||Kolo Touré, Ibrahim Touré, Aicha Toure|
|Awards||African Player of the Year, CAF Africa’s finest XI|
|Nominations||The Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment|
|The Other Kids||2016/II||Documentary|
|Capital One Cup Tonight||2015-2016||TV Series||Himself - Manchester City|
|2014 FIFA World Cup||2014||TV Series||Himself - Ivory Coast|
|Match of the Day||2012-2013||TV Series||Himself|
|2010 FIFA World Cup||2010||TV Series||Himself - Côte d'Ivoire|
|Intimate Portraits: African Football Stars||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|2008 Africa Cup of Nations||2008||TV Mini-Series||Himself|
|2006 FIFA World Cup||2006||TV Mini-Series||Himself - Côte d'Ivoire|