Former Manchester City Midfielder Yaya Toure Joins Olympiakos

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Updated September 2, 2018
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Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure warms up ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Manchester City and Napoli at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 17, 2017. Oli SCARFF / AFP

 

Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure rejoined Olympiakos on Sunday, 12 years after making his mark in Europe with the Greek Super League club.

The 35-year-old Ivorian international played for the Piraeus-based side during the 2005-2006 season, scoring three goals in 20 matches.

He then joined Monaco before moving to Barcelona between 2007 and 2010. After Gulf-based owners injected huge funds into Manchester City, Toure was one of the key signings that helped the club win three Premier League titles in seven seasons.

He played 230 matches for City, scoring 59 goals but was released at the end of last season after another title triumph, although he had grown frustrated with his lack of playing opportunities in northwest England.

Toure has also played for Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine (2003-2005) and Belgian club Beveren (2001-2003).

He has made 101 international appearances and scored 19 goals.