Yaya Toure named 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year

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Yaya Toure named 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year

Yaya Toure has won the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

The Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, who had been nominated in each of the past four years, beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi and Jonathan Pitroipa to this year's crown.

Toure is the only African to make Fifa's 23-man shortlist for the 2013 World Footballer of the Year/Ballon d'Or.

The 30-year-old told BBC Africa's Peter Okwoche he is very proud and happy to win the award.

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