Toure is widely recognised as one of the finest midfielders of his generation. He is a general on the pitch who commands respect from every quarter. He joined his current club Manchester City in 2010 and helped them win the English Premier League in 2012 - their first league title for 44 years - as well as the FA Cup and the Community Shield.
Fellow nominees include Victor Moses, Jonathan Pitroipa, Jon Obi Mikel and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. The winner will be announced during a live edition of Focus on Africa on BBC World Service and BBC World News at 17:35 GMT on 2 December, 2013.
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