Toure Named Caf Player Of The Year 2014

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has claimed the Confederation of African Football (Caf) African Player of the Year for a fourth time.

The Coat d’Ivoire international becomes the second player to clinch the annual accolade for a fourth time after Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’O, but sets a record for claiming it four times in quick successions.

Toure, 31, earned 175 votes ahead of Gabon and Borussia Dortmund’s forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (120) and Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama (105), who plies his trade with French Ligue 1 club LOSC Lille. Coaches and captains of the national teams from the Caf region participated in the suffrage.

Yaya Toure Claims the African Player of the Year for a Record Fourth Successive Time.
Yaya Toure Claims the African Player of the Year for a Record Fourth Successive Time.

Toure’s 20 goals in 35 matches helped Man City clinch the English championship last season.

He was also instrumental in Ivory Coast’s qualification to this month’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), scoring twice in the final qualifying tournament.

Other award winners

African Player of the Year (Based in Africa)- Firmin Mubele Ndombe (DR Congo)

National Team of the Year- Algeria

Women’s National Team of the Year- Nigeria

Club of the Year- Entente Sportive Setif (Algeria)

Most Promising Talent of the Year- Yacine Brahimi (Algeria)

Youth Player of the Year- Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria)

Coach of the Year- Kheirredine Madoui (ES Setif)

Women’s Player of the Year- Asisat Oshoala

Referee of the Year- Papa Bakary Gassama

Legend Award- Oryx Club (Class of 1964) and Stade Malien

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