Yaya Touré Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Gnégnéri Yaya Touré

Nick Name

Yaya

Yaya Toure going to the Capital One Cup match between Manchester City and Sunderland on September 22, 2015 in Sunderland, England
Yaya Toure going to the Capital One Cup match between Manchester City and Sunderland on September 22, 2015 in Sunderland, England

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Bouake, Ivory Coast

Nationality

Ivorian nationality

Education

Toure went to ASEC Mimosas Youth Academy in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Occupation

Professional Footballer

Family

  • Father – Mory Toure
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Kolo Toure (Older Brother) (Professional Footballer), Ibrahim Toure (Younger Brother) (Professional Footballer) (Died at the age of 28 after battling with cancer), Aicha Toure (Sister)

Manager

Yaya is signed with Dimitri Seluk.

Position

Midfielder

Shirt Number

42

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

89 kg or 196 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

  • Sandra Ntonya – In 2015, Yaya was involved in an affair with a Malawian prostitute named Sandra Ntonya who stated that the Ivorian international sent numerous messages in which he asked her to have s*x. Eventually, Yaya denied these claims saying that he is married and his wife is all he needed.
  • Gineba Toure (2003-Present) – In 2003, Yaya married Gineba Toure. They have one child Dimitri Toure.
Yaya Toure with his wife Gineba Toure
Yaya Toure with his wife Gineba Toure

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Black

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Great athletic body
  • Towering height

Measurements

Toure’s body specifications may be –

  • Chest – 41 in or 104 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
  • Waist – 34 in or 86 cm
Yaya Toure during a match for his national team
Yaya Toure during a match for his national team

Shoe Size

Unknown

Brand Endorsements

Toure has appeared in TV commercials for Nissan, Extra Joss, Pharmaderm Lotion, and Airtel Africa.

Religion

Yaya is a devoted Muslim.

Best Known For

Being one of the best midfielders in the last decade and also for being voted for African Footballer of the Year for 4 consecutive years in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

First Football Match

Yaya debuted for Barcelona on August 26, 2007 in a match against Racing de Santander.

On July 28, 2010, Toure played his first official match for Manchester City in a friendly win against Club America.

He had his Premier League debut on August 14, 2010 against Tottenham Hotspur.

Toure first performed for the Ivory Coast national team in 2004.

Strengths

  • Ball control
  • Stamina
  • Athletic
  • Tackling
  • Heading ability
  • Powerful shots
  • Set-Pieces
  • Penalties

Weaknesses

  • Finishing
  • Change of direction (Agility)
  • Defensive contribution

First Film

Yaya has not performed in a film yet.

First TV Show

Other than football matches itself, Toure hasn’t appeared in any other type of TV show.

Personal Trainer

Same as his brothers, Yaya has been recognized for the passion he shows on the football pitch in each and every game. He has been gifted when it comes to his skills with the ball, but that’s not stopping Yaya to work on his game, day in and day out. He has been going through a comprehensive weight lifting training, and we can see the result in his performance and of course on his great sculpted body.

We couldn’t find the exact workout structure that Yaya is following, but we can give you several links you can visit to gain enough knowledge, so you can create your own workout.

Yaya Toure Favorite Things

Unknown

Yaya Toure with the ball during a match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on February 14, 2016
Yaya Toure with the ball during a match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on February 14, 2016

Yaya Toure Facts

  1. He played as a striker during his youth career.
  2. Toure started attracting attention when he played for the Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas.
  3. Yaya was part of the 2009 Barcelona’s team which won 6 trophies in one year.
  4. He and his brother Kolo Toure played three years together in Manchester City until 2013, when Kolo moved to play for Liverpool.
  5. In 2001, Toure signed for the Belgian club Beveren.
  6. In 2003, he was on a trial in Arsenal. However, Arsenal’s manager Arsène Wenger wasn’t able to sign the youngster because he had problems with getting the work permit. At the same time, the Ivorian star was impatient and decided to sign for Metalurh Donetsk.
  7. In 2005, Yaya moved to Olympiacos.
  8. His brother Kolo Toure has described Yaya as the next Patrick Vieira.
  9. In August 2006, Toure was signed to the French club AS Monaco.
  10. In the summer of 2007, Yaya joined FC Barcelona. Toure signed a contract worth 10 million euros.
  11. On July 2, 2010, he signed a five-year contract with Manchester City worth 24 million British pounds.
  12. After the Ivorian international Didier Drogba retired from the national team, Yaya was named as a new captain of the team.
  13. In October 2013, he became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.
  14. At the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, Toure was nominated for the Personality of the Year award.
  15. During The Future Africa Awards which happened in July 2014, he was nominated for the Prize in Entertainment award.
  16. In December 2015, he was named BBC African Footballer of the Year after public voting.
  17. Follow Toure on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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