Yaya Toure is a retired Ivorian professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He was born on May 13, 1983, in Bouaké, Ivory Coast. Toure began his professional career with the Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas in 2001, where he won the Ivorian Premier League and the CAF Champions League. In 2003, he moved to Belgium to join Beveren, where he spent two seasons before moving to Ukraine to play for Metalurh Donetsk.
Toure’s breakthrough came when he moved to Greece to play for Olympiacos in 2005, where he helped the club win two league titles and the Greek Cup. His performances caught the eye of top European clubs, and he eventually signed for Barcelona in 2007. At Barcelona, Toure was an integral part of the team that won the treble in the 2008-09 season, consisting of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and UEFA Champions League titles.
In 2010, Toure signed for Manchester City in the English Premier League for a fee of around £24 million, making him the most expensive African player at the time. At City, he won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and two League Cups. He also played a key role in the club’s historic 2011-12 season, scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup final and contributing several important goals in the club’s Premier League title-winning campaign.
After leaving City in 2018, Toure had brief stints at Olympiacos, Qingdao Huanghai in China, and the English club Leyton Orient before announcing his retirement in May 2019. Throughout his career, Toure won numerous individual awards, including the African Footballer of the Year award four times and the Premier League Player of the Season award in the 2013-14 season. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest African footballers of all time.
What is Yaya Toure’s Net Worth?
Yaya Toure’s net worth has been estimated to be £54($70) million by Celebrity Net Worth. His huge net worth is a result of handsome salaries at FC Barcelona and Manchester city where he was one of the best paid players.
His exact earnings varied depending on the club he played for and the terms of his contracts, but here are some examples of his reported salaries:
- At Barcelona, Toure reportedly earned around £3.5 million per year.
- When he signed for Manchester City in 2010, Toure’s reported salary was around £185,000 per week, or just under £10 million per year. This made him one of the highest-paid footballers in the world at the time.
- Toure’s salary at Manchester City reportedly increased over time, with some reports suggesting he was earning over £200,000 per week by the end of his time at the club.
- During his brief stint at Qingdao Huanghai in China, Toure was reportedly earning around £220,000 per week.
- In 2019, Toure signed for the English club Leyton Orient on a short-term deal, and it is believed he did not receive a significant salary for this arrangement.
Money from endorsements of brands also contributed to his wealth. Yaya Toure was a highly marketable footballer, and he had several notable endorsement deals throughout his career. Here are some examples of his major endorsement deals:
- Toure had a long-standing endorsement deal with Puma, a German sportswear company. He wore Puma boots on the pitch and appeared in advertising campaigns for the brand.
- Toure appeared in several advertising campaigns for Nissan, a Japanese car manufacturer. He was featured in television commercials and print ads promoting the company’s vehicles.
- Toure was a brand ambassador for Qatar Airways, a major airline based in Doha, Qatar. He appeared in several promotional videos for the company.
- Toure had an endorsement deal with Emyne, a Swiss watchmaker. He appeared in advertising campaigns for the company and wore Emyne watches during matches.