The 32-year-old Manchester City of England
midfielder is now the the third player, after
Nigerian living legends, Nwankwo Kanu and
Jay-Jay Okocha, to receive the honour twice.
Toure won this year’s edition ahead of Yacine
Brahimi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre
Ayew and Sadio Mane.
Shortly after receiving his award,
Toure disclosed to the BBC that he is so
proud to win it once again.
He said: “I am very proud. To receive this
dedication from the fans is unbelievable.”
“Also I want to pay tribute to the other
nominees. African football is growing up,
becoming much better and we have fantastic
young players coming through now.”
“I am delighted and very happy. And as an
African player, I want to lead all my younger
brothers to be successful in the future.
“When I was a kid I was always dreaming of
being an important player. I have sacrificed a
“I will continue to try to win a trophy every
year, I will fight to win a personal trophy.
The four-time CAF footballer of the year has
now won that of BBC twice, having won it in