Yaya Toure Named 2015 BBC African Footballer of the Year

Ivory Coast midfielder, Yaya Toure has been voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2015.

The Manchester City star won it ahead of FC Porto’s Yacine Brahimi, Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Swansea’s Andre Ayew.

He became only the third player, after Nigerians Nwankwo Kanu and Jay-Jay Okocha, to receive the award twice.

Speaking after receiving the award, the 32-year old told BBC Sport: “I am very proud. To receive this dedication from the fans is unbelievable.
“Also I want to pay tribute to the other nominees. African football is growing up, becoming much better and we have fantastic young players coming through now.

In addition, the BBC African footballer of the year described all five nominees as champions.

“I am delighted and very happy. And as an African player, I want to lead all my younger brothers to be successful in the future.

“When I was a kid I was always dreaming of being an important player. I have sacrificed a lot.

“I will continue to try to win a trophy every year, I will fight to win a personal trophy,” he said.

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