Yaya Toure is BBC African Footballer of the Year 2015

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2015. The 32-year-old Ivorian, who has scored two goals and provided four assists in the Premier League this season, becomes only the third becomes only the third player to receive the honour twice, after receiving the gong in 2013.

The Ivorian beat Yacine Brahimi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew and Sadio Mane for the recognition.   -  Getty Images

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2015. The 32-year-old Ivorian, who has scored two goals and provided four assists in the Premier League this season, becomes only the third becomes only the third player to receive the honour twice, after receiving the gong in 2013.

Nigerian duo of Nwankwo Kanu and Jay-Jay Okocha earlier achieved the feat. The Ivorian beat Yacine Brahimi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew and Sadio Mane for the recognition.

"I am very proud. To receive this dedication from the fans is unbelievable," Toure told BBC Sport.





"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."