Yaya Toure is a Muslim soccer player who embraced Islam since birth, like his older brother, Kolo Toure. Yaya was born on May 13, 1983 and now playing in Barcelona as defensive midfielder. He became the first player from Ivory Coast, who plays for Barcelona. At Barcelona, there is two other Muslim soccer players beside Yaya Toure, they are Seydou Keita and Eric Abidal.
Just like Kolo Toure, Yaya is also good to read Qur'an and often send donations for poor children in Côte d'Ivoire. Physical ability Yaya Toure has admitted, with great technique and clever ball control. He was named by Eurosport in 2005 as one of the most promising young players in the world.