Yaya Touré Height, Weight, Age, Family, Biography & More
Bio Real NameGnégnéri Yaya Touré NicknameYaYa, Firewall, Colossus ProfessionIvorian Professional Footballer Physical Stats & More Heightin centimeters- 189 cm in meters- 1.89 m in Feet Inches- 6’ 2” Weightin Kilograms- 78 kg in Pounds- 172 lbs Body Measurements- Chest: 41 Inches - Waist: 34 Inches - Biceps: 15 Inches Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Football DebutClub Debut- In 2001 for Baveren International Debut- In 2004, for National Team of Ivory Coast Jersey Number42 Position Midfielder Coach/MentorPatrick van Reijendam Achievements• Touré moved from AS Monaco to Spanish Club Barcelona in 2007, he was the part of the historic 2009 Barcelona side that won six trophies in a year. • In 2010, he moved to English Club Manchester City where he assisted the club win its first league title in 44 years. • Touré has been part of Ivory Coast national team since 2004 and helped the team finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012 in Africa Cup of Nations while captaining team to victory in 2015. • Touré was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Career Turning Point• When he was selected to Barcelona and helped Barcelona win six trophies in 2009. Personal Life Date of Birth13 May 1983 Age (as in 2016)33 Years Birth PlaceBouaké, Ivory Coast Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus NationalityIvorian HometownBouaké, Ivory Coast SchoolNot Known CollegeNot Known Educational QualificationsNot Known FamilyFather- Mory Touré
Some Lesser Known Facts About Yaya Touré
Does Touré smoke?: No
Does Touré drink Alcohol?: No
Touré used to play at the streets during his childhood; he got his first football boots at the age of 10.
In 1996, Touré joined the ASEC Mimosas youth academy on the recommendation of his long-time mentor Patrick van Reijendam.
During his youth career he used to play as striker. He has played as centre-back however he has spent the majority of his career as a box-to-box midfielder for club and country, where he has been regarded as one of the world’s best players.
He is younger brother of Kolo Touré, who also is a professional footballer. Both brothers have played together for English Club Manchester City for 3 years.
Kolo moved to Liverpool in 2013, in a match between Liverpool and Manchester City, both brothers faced each other for the first time in March 2015.
Touré is the elder brother of Al-Safa’ SC’s Ibrahim Touré, who died on 19 June 2014, after a short battle with cancer.
Sandra Ntonya, a Malawian prostitute who had claimed in 2015 that she had a series of sex encounters with Manchester City star Yaya Toure, has revealed that she also slept with the midfielder’s brother Kolo of Liverpool. Later Yaya refuted this claim and said his wife Gineba Touré is all he needs.
Touré has faced many racial statements on the ground mostly when he was playing in Portugal and Moscow.
He is a devoted Muslim, he was named “Man of the Match” during his time at Premier League, Touré turned down the English Tradition of Champagne after League games in accordance with his religious beliefs.
Touré joined a campaign against Elephant poaching, became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program in 2013.