Yaya Toure wins 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year

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Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure
Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure

Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was named the BBC’s African Footballer of the Year for 2013 on Monday.

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It was the fifth straight year the Manchester City star had made the shortlist but the first time he’d taken the award.

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“Thank you to all the fans around the world who continue to support me and who love me a lot,” said Toure in a BBC statement. “I’m very proud, I’m very happy, this award is amazing.”

Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure
Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure

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