The Cote d’voire midfielder Yaya Toure was chosen as the 2013 African Footballer of the Year in a ceremony that took place in Lagos, Nigeria. This award is the third straight African Footballer of the year award for the young star.
His win came after he edged competitors like John Obi Mikel and Didier Drogba who came in second and third. Toure joins Samuel Eto and Abedi Pele as the only two players to win the award for three consecutive years.
Leading up to the event, Toure’s week included helping his team demolish West Ham United in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final by 6-0. Toure now sets his eyes to the World Cup in Brazil where Cote d’voire will once again test their metal against other world greats.