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Hall of Fame 2022 nominee: Yaya Toure

2 Apr 2022
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Enjoy the best moments from Man City's legendary midfielder as we profile the 25 nominees

We are looking at the 25 nominees who have been shortlisted for the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2022.

The six players with the most combined votes from the fans and a Premier League Awards panel will enter the Hall of Fame. Fans had their say by voting up until 21:00 BST on Sunday 3 April.

Yaya Toure

Triple Premier League title-winner was a colossal presence at the heart of Manchester City's midfield in a trophy-laden eight-year spell.

Signed from a Barcelona team managed by Pep Guardiola in 2010, Toure combined driving runs, playmaking prowess and ruthless finishing to inspire three league triumphs.

His best campaign was in 2013/14, as he hit 20 goals, with arguably his finest effort when he ran from inside his own half in a final-week win over Aston Villa.

He also added 13 assists in that campaign, earning him a place in the PFA Team of the Year for the second time in three seasons.

Toure was reunited with Guardiola in the final two seasons of his City career and signed off in style, helping them to a record total of 100 points.

Career in numbers
Category Yaya Toure
Appearances 230
Goals 62
Assists 32
PL titles 3
What they said

"You think back to the [Roberto] Mancini season in 2011/12 and he was up there with [Patrick] Vieira and [Roy] Keane, [Steven] Gerrard and [Frank] Lampard. He was a giant. He used to steam past everyone. He was so powerful, strong and had brilliant technique. At times he was unplayable." - Phil Neville

"The way he has performed his entire career is impressive. He has had a lot of great games and won so many things here.” - Kevin De Bruyne

Did you know?

Toure's 20 goals during 2013/14 was one of only two seasons in which a central midfielder has reached that mark in a single campaign - Frank Lampard the other in 2009/10.

During his time in the Premier League from 2010/11 to 2017/18, Toure attempted 15,745 passes, completing 13,995, both totals the most of any player in the competition since such statistics were recorded.

Toure holds the record for the most penalty attempts without missing in the Premier League, scoring with all 11 of his spot-kicks.

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