Yaya Touré’s net worth, age, house, brother and current job
Touted as the greatest African midfielder by some and widely considered one of the greatest African players by all, Yaya Touré had one of the most illustrious football careers in the continent, spanning over two decades. During that time, he established himself as a bonified legend in all the clubs he played for. Naturally, with a career like his, one can make a lot of money. So, what is Yaya Touré’s net worth? The Ivorian star is considered one of the wealthiest footballers in Africa, so stick around to find out his actual value.
From being the highest-paid player in the Premier League to raking in millions in endorsement deals, Yaya Touré made a lot of money during his football playing days. So, how did this kid born to a retired army officer and farmer, shining shoes to supplement his parents’ income end up on the world’s biggest stage? Join me as we discuss Yaya Touré’s net worth, age, house, brother, current job and many more.
Yaya Touré’s profile summary
- Full name: Gnegneri Yaya Touré
- Nickname: L’Ordinateur (The Computer)
- Date of birth: 13 May 1983
- Age: 38 as of April 2022
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Place birth: Bouake, Ivory Coast
- Nationality: Ivorian and British
- Current residence: London, England
- Height in centimetres: 188 centimetres
- Height in feet: 6’2”
- Position: Midfielder
- Years Active: 2001- 2020
- Current Club: Tottenham hotspurs (training staff)
- Total career appearances: 571
- Total career goals: 98
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Gineba Touré
- Net worth: $70 million
- Website: officialyayatoure.com
- Instagram: realtoureyaya
- Twitter: @YayaToure
- Facebook: Yaya Touré
Yaya Touré’s career
Yaya began his football career with the Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas’ youth side, where after spending four years with the junior team, he made his debut with the senior side at the age of 17. Right from the start, he was determined and stood out. His fearlessness and determination paid off when his club won the Ivorian Premier Division.
His performances attracted the attention of European scouts, and from there, he joined the Belgian club, Beveren. After two years with the club, he caught Arsene Wenger's attention and was called for a trial at Arsenal in 2003. Arsenal was keen on signing him, but he failed to obtain a work permit, and due to frustrations, he joined the Ukrainian club Metalurh Donetsk.
He had stints with Olympiacos and Monaco before moving to Barcelona in 2007. He played over 100 matches and was part of the 2009 historic Barcelona team that won six trophies in one year.
In 2010, he moved to the Premier League club Manchester City, where he was one the critical players in helping the club lift its Premier League title after 44 years.
After Man City, he had a short stint with Olympiacos before finally joining the Chinese club Qingdao Football Club for one year, and then retiring from playing football to become a coach.
With his National team Ivory Coast, the star earned 100 caps representing the nation from 2004 to 2015, playing for them in three FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010, and 2014) and six AFCON cups (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015). He was the captain in 2015 and led the team to the 2015 AFCON title victory.
What are Yaya Touré’s Achievements?
Below is a compilation list of Yaya Touré’s achievements.
- Ivory Coast Player of the year in 2009
- Voted the African footballer of the year four times: 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
- He was named to CAF’s Team of the Year seven times: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
- He was awarded the Bulgarelli Number 8 Award in 2013
- He was named to the European sports Media (ESM) team of the season for the 2013-14 season
- He was named to Premier League’s PFA team of the year twice for the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons.
- He was named BBC footballer of the year twice, in 2013 and 2015
- He was named Manchester City Player of the year in the 2013-14 season.
- He captained the Ivory Coast team to Victory in the 2015 AFCON.
- He was named to the IFFHS CAF’s Team of the Decade: 2011-2020
- He was named to IFFHS all-time Africa’s Dream Team in 2021.
What is Yaya Touré’s net worth?
Yaya Touré is considered the third wealthiest African footballer, with a net worth of $70 million. He made most of his wealth from his long-standing football career, endorsements, and partnerships.
The Ivorian star had endorsement deals from A-list brands like Nissan Motors and Puma. At the same time, he partnered with non-profits and charities such as UNEP, Network Fare, and Ebola deeply to promote their causes.
Yaya Touré’s Family
Yaya Touré has been married to Gineba Touré for 18 years, and they’ve had three children together. They married in 2004 when they were still in their 20s.
The Ivorian star likes to keep his family life private and keeps them away from the limelight. However, in 2016, the betting company Fruity King made headlines for cruelly mocking Gineba on social media. Fans were infuriated by the post, and some even suggested boycotting the brand.
His elder brother Kolo Touré is also a highly decorated footballer, and he is also retired from playing active football. He currently holds the record for the African player with the most Premier League appearances. Sadly, their younger brother Ibrahim Touré Succumbed to cancer and died at 28 in 2014, and was playing for the Lebanese club Al-Safa.
Yaya Touré’s house
The star has a mansion in the beautiful expansive town of Cheshire, where he is reportedly neighbours with fellow soccer star Wayne Rooney.
In 2013, Yaya Touré’s mansion made it to the headlines after it reportedly caught fire caused by candles. Luckily no one was hurt, and the fire only did minor damage to only one room.
Yaya Touré’s birthday cake
The ex-midfield star has been the subject of an infamous cake controversy that happened while he was with Manchester City on his 31st birthday.
The incident happened during the 2014-15 season, and Man City had just lifted its second Premier League in three seasons. He was celebrating his 31st birthday when his agent at the time Dimitri Seluk, criticised Man city for not celebrating the Ivorian’s birthday properly despite his significant contribution in helping the club lift the trophy.
Yaya Touré FIFA 22
In the EA Sports video game FIFA 22, Yaya Touré is a 17-year-old right midfielder playing for Colorado Rapids. He has a rating of 59 with a potential of reaching 77.
What is Yaya Touré’s current job?
Ever since retiring from playing active football in 2020, the Ivorian star has settled into the role of coaching. In February 2021, he joined the Ukrainian club Olimpik Donetsk's coaching staff and left the club in June to join the Russian side FK Akhmat.
Since November 2021, he has been with the North London club Tottenham Hotspur’s Academy as a coaching staff and working towards getting his UEFA A license coaching badge.
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