Yaya Toure retires with the best 100% penalty record in Premier League history… the ex-Man City midfielder scored all 11 of his spot kicks
- Yaya Toure has confirmed his retirement from professional football aged 35
- Midfielder has remarkable 100 per cent record from 11 Premier League penalties
- In total, the Ivory Coast midfielder scored 79 goals in 316 games for the club
After announcing his retirement from football, Yaya Toure will end his career laden with trophies from spells at Barcelona, where he won the Champions League and two La Liga titles, and Manchester City, where he won three Premier Leagues.
The Ivory Coast powerhouse, however, also leaves the game with the best perfect penalty record in the Premier League.
He has converted all 11 of his efforts for Manchester City in the league, and all three in cup competitions.
Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has retired from professional football
Those 11 were part of 79 goals in 316 games for Manchester City, during eight successful seasons in the north East.
Despite joining the club in August 2010, Toure’s first penalty for Manchester City – and first in club football – came in a 3-2 win at West Brom on December 4 2013.
That was the first of six successful penalties during the title-winning 2013/14 campaign, in which he scored 24 goals from 49 games in all competitions.
Toure did not take a single, competitive spot-kick in normal time for any other club aside from Manchester City.
His first recorded penalty was a successful one for Ivory Coast in a 4-2 win at Tanzania in June 2013.
Toure also scored two EFL Cup penalties – against Sheffield United in 2014 and Crystal Palace in 2015 – and one in the FA Cup, in a 5-0 win over West Ham in January 2017.
Toure scored 11 Premier League penalties for Man City and retires with a 100 per cent record