Last updated: 18 november, 2011 - 14:59 GMT

BBC African Footballer of the Year 2011: Profile - Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure has not only cemented his place in a star-studded Manchester City side, he has added another winners medal to his collection and helped Ivory Coast to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The midfielder played in all but three of City's league matches last season as he made a total of 50 appearances in all competitions and has been ever present this season up until the launch of this vote.

Manchester City in the early part of the season have proved that they could challenge for the English Premier League title this season.

The highlight of his year so far though, was scoring the goal that secured City's first trophy in 35 years as they beat Stoke 1-0 at Wembley to lift the FA Cup in May.

That's just the latest honour he has picked up in his career so far.

While at Barcelona he won the European Champions League, the European Super Cup, the Fifa Club World Cup, two Spanish league titles and a Copa del Rey medal, not to mention the Greek league title he earned at Olympiacos.

On the international scene in 2010 he helped Ivory Coast remain unbeaten and ensure the Elephants were the only side to win all of their qualifiers for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

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