Kolo And Yaya Toure Do The 'Kolo Kolo, Yaya Yaya' Dance During Farewell Party
Yaya Toure announced last week that this will be his last season with the club after eight years of service.
The 34-year-old played his final home game for the club against Brighton on Wednesday night and to celebrate his successful career at the Etihad, City hosted a farewell party for the Ivorian midfielder.
To put his spell at the club into perspective, he made 316 appearances, scoring 82 goals in that time frame. So a decent send off was a must.
In perhaps the best moment of the night, Yaya's brother, Kolo, made a surprise guest appearance to those who stayed behind at the Etihad.
Then, at the end of the speech, fans chanted the classic 'Kolo, Kolo, Yaya, Yaya' song as they danced in the middle of the pitch. It was a fitting end to a great spell in Manchester.
There was a surprise guest at Yaya Toure's Man City farewell party tonight :eyes: pic.twitter.com/fIeuYS4lg8- ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) May 9, 2018
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany then gave a rousing speech about the Ivory Coast international, reeling off the games he was such a big influence in throughout the years.
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"If anyone is going to be a legend at this Club, it's this man." Kompany said. "I just want to say thank you to Yaya. Thank you for being a wonderful team-mate both in the dressing room and on the pitch.
"I also just want to remind everyone about the big moments Yaya has produced for this club. The 2011 FA Cup semi-final v United - Yaya. The 2011 FA Cup final v Stoke - Yaya
"The crucial League game at Newcastle in 2012 - two goals Yaya. The crucial League game at Crystal Palace in 2014 - Yaya. League Cup final v Sunderland in 2014 - Yaya. League Cup final v Liverpool in 2016 - Yaya penalty."
Kompany's speech for @YayaToure was everything I could've wanted...- Jonathan Morris (@JZMorrisEsq) May 9, 2018
That Vincent Kompany speech about Yaya Toure then :blue_heart::blue_heart: What a man. Thank you @YayaToure .- Scott Bown (@BownScott) May 9, 2018
What a moment. What a player.
Thanks for the memories, Yaya.
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