Some Lesser Known Facts About Yaya Touré
- Does Touré smoke?: No
- Does Touré drink Alcohol?: No
- Touré used to play at the streets during his childhood; he got his first football boots at the age of 10.
- In 1996, Touré joined the ASEC Mimosas youth academy on the recommendation of his long-time mentor Patrick van Reijendam.
- During his youth career he used to play as striker. He has played as centre-back however he has spent the majority of his career as a box-to-box midfielder for club and country, where he has been regarded as one of the world’s best players.