Yaya Toure is the BBC African Footballer 2015

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Yaya Toure BBc African footballer of the year

Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure has won the BBC African footballer of the year 2015.

The Man City skipper scooped the award for the second year running courtesy of highest number of votes to the 4 other contestants for the awards.

In an appreciation speech after receiving the award, Yaya Toure recalled his childhood dream of being an important player… Now he has lived the dream.

“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. 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.

  Check out the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2015 Award Nominees

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”


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