Fresh from his resurrection at Manchester City, midfielder Yaya Toure has created his own Frankenstein’s monster of a footballer, using the best parts from the greatest he’s ever lined up alongside to create the ‘ultimate footballer.’
In the video for Manchester City’s YouTube channel, the Ivorian is given a number of attributes as categories that he has to pick and match with players that he’s played with throughout his illustrious career.
Starting with vision, the 33-year-old opts for an unsurprising choice from his days in La Liga: “I think one of the best at vision is Xavi.”
Next up comes leadership, and again Toure mines the well of his days at Barcelona.
“Carles Puyol is the best” the 2009 Champions League winner states categorically.
While the majority of the attributes selected came from players who Toure has played with at either Barcelona and Manchester City, there was a surprising choice for the stamina category – the relatively unknown Davy Theunis.
“I’ve never seen one player who can run more than this guy… he once played four games a week” Toure enthused about his former teammate.
The Man City star played alongside Theunis during his days at Beveren of Belgium, which was the first professional club Toure played with in his senior career, back in 2001.
Toure offered up less unusual options in the category for speed, dithering between Raheem Sterling and Jesus Navas before eventually opting for the former when pressed.
There were also nominations for goalkeeping outcast Joe Hart – for passion, Lionel Messi for his left foot, and more curiously
Check out the rest of the video for the rest of Toure’s selections and reasons. There’s no doubting that the man has played with some incredibly talented players and his ‘Ultimate Footballer’ would be a force to be reckoned with on the pitch.