We track four people on their journey.
Zika virus: 'We have more questions than answers'
10 Jan 2014 09:02 GMT | Africa, Sport, Football
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.
New signing backs his club to get to the top of the English Premier League.
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