Top 20 highest-paid football players 2012

By Zhang Junmian
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  Yaya Toure  亚亚•图雷


Yaya Toure (L) [Photo / Xinhua]

 Rank 2012:7;Earnings 2011:€17.6 million

Rank 2011:10;Earnings 2010:€13.8 million

Date of Birth:May 13, 1983

Country:Côte d'Ivoire

Club:Manchester City

Marital Status:Married (Gineba)

Yaya Touré is currently playing as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Côte d'Ivoire national team. His elder brother, Kolo Touré, is his teammate at Côte d'Ivoire and Manchester City, but plays the back position. Touré was awarded the award for African Footballer of the Year 2011.

Touré moved from Barcelona to Manchester City in 2010 for a transfer fee of about £24 million (€29 million) and the five-year contract is estimated at a staggering £55.6 million (€67.3 million). The originally defensive midfielder quickly adapted himself to the new environment, showing his remarkable capabilities in attacking as well as defending.

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