Toure: I joined Man City to become a legend

Toure: I joined Man City to become a legend

Three Premier Leagues titles. Two La Ligas. The Champions League. The Africa Cup of Nations. Over 100 international caps. Four-time African Footballer of the Year.

Yaya Toure boasts quite the footballing CV and yet this doesn't even begin to do justice to a career which spanned 19 years, saw him play for seven clubs in seven countries, and culminated in helping spark a new Premier League dynasty into life in Manchester.

Two years have passed since Toure brought his illustrious playing career to an end and still the scale of his achievements in the game, rising out of the Ivory Coast to international acclaim, remain difficult for him to comprehend.

My face can tell you; I would be happy. I would be amazed," Toure exclusively told Sky Sports when asked what he would have made of his career as a 10-year-old. "At Barcelona in Messi times, playing against Cristiano Ronaldo at his best, all these things, I have been in a good place.

"In the end I think you could say it was top, that it has been a brilliant career full of success and trophies as an individual and collective. I could not have asked for more.

When players retire from football, some think they should carry on more but for me I was relieved and happy. The pathway through my career was incredible, the journey was impressive and full of hard work, dedication and sacrifice. I really enjoyed it."