5) Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast and Manchester City)
The 31-year-old Manchester City giant is one of the best midfielders in the world right now. Even though, Toure had a desire to play as a striker in his initial days, he ended up becoming a midfielder organizing plays from the back with a defensive role while still moving forward and playing up front. His defending skills are impeccable and he also has great passing abilities.
His world class talent led has him to the award of best African footballer for 4 years in a row now. His strengths are his vision, passing skills, tackling, and those robust shots from long range. He holds great physical strength and his form will play a big role if the Sky Blues are to present themselves as a serious contender for the Champions League title.