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Vote for Yaya in the BBC African Footballer of the Year awards

  • 12 November 2013 11:35
  • Posted by @roline_mcfc

Yaya Toure has once again been nominated for the BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

It's the fifth year in succession that the Ivorian has been selected - although he has never won the prize - so we are urging fans to vote for our powerhouse midfielder. 

Yaya joined City in 2010 and he has since become one of the Sky Blues' most influential players. He was a key member of the 2012 Premier League title and Community Shield-winning sides and of course, he famously scored the winning goals in the semi-final and final of the 2011 FA Cup.

Since joining the club, he has notched up 109 league appearances, scoring 23 goals in the process. He was recently voted as the Etihad Player of the Month for September and he has hit the ground running so far this season, netting seven goals - some of those of course, have been spectacular free-kicks.

Yaya strike

Having joined City from Spanish giants Barcelona, Yaya's CV boasts an array of trophies and medals. In his time at the Nou Camp, he secured two Spanish league titles, a Champions League title, a UEFA Super Cup and a FIFA Club World Cup. He has also won one Greek league title with Olympiacos and one Ivorian title with ASEC Mimosas.

On the international stage, he is one of the Ivory Coast's star men. However, the Elephants have struggled somewhat in recent years, failing in their bid for success in the African Cup of Nations. Last year, they were famously defeated by underdogs Zambia in the final of the competition.

Despite that disappointment, Yaya claimed his second title in the Confederation of African Football's Player of the Year awards and last month, it was revealed that he is the only African on the 23-man shortlist for this year's FIFA World Player of the Year.

So, back to the BBC African Footballer of the Year and Yaya is hoping to be chosen as the winner for the first time. However, he faces some stiff competition because also in contention are: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi and Jonathan Pitroipa.

To cast your vote for Yaya, please click here. The winner will be announced on Monday 2 December at 17:35 GMT on the BBC's Focus on Africa radio and television programmes.

Good luck Yaya!

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