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Yaya Toure is African Footballer of the Year

Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wins African football's top prize for the third time running.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2014 09:02
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Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure holds his plaque after winning the African Footballer of the Year [Reuters]

The 30-year-old Manchester City midfielder edged out Nigeria's John Obi Mikel and fellow Ivorian Didier Drogba to make it a hat-trick of wins, emulating Abedi Pele and Samuel Eto'o.

Toure has had a successful year in which he was also included on the 23-man shortlist for FIFA's World Player of the Year.

The former Barcelona man admitted he was proud to win the prize for a third time.

"I am very proud and very happy to receive this award, but would also like to congratulate my brothers, John Obi Mikel and Didier Drogba," noted Toure.

 

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