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Yaya Toure Named 2015 BBC African Footballer of the Year

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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.

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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.