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Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Kolo Touré / Yaya Touré Football (Soccer) Songs/Chants & Dance (Information & Video Examples)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post provides information about footballer Kolo Touré and Yaya Touré and also provides information about Kolo/Yaya Touré football (soccer) songs/chants and dance.

Five videos of those songs/chants and dances are also showcased on this page.

The content of this post is presented for cultural and entertainment purposes.

Thanks to Kolo Touré and Yaya Touré and thanks to their fans who created these football songs/chants and dances. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.
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Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/12/what-african-name-toure-means-etymology.html
for the related pancocojams post entitled What The African Name Touré Means (Etymology, History, & Examples Of Famous People With That Name).

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INFORMATION ABOUT KOLO TOURE
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolo_Tour%C3%A9
"Kolo Abib Touré (born 19 March 1981) is an Ivorian former footballer. He played as a defender for Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Celtic and the Ivory Coast national team.

Beginning his career at ASEC Mimosas, Touré moved to Arsenal in 2002, where he made 326 appearances for the club and was a member of the 03–04 'invincibles' side. In 2009, he moved to Manchester City, where he was joined a year later by his younger brother Yaya Touré, helping City earn its first league title in 44 years. In 2013 Touré transferred to Liverpool. He is one of the eight players who have won the Premier League with two different clubs, having won it with Manchester City and Arsenal. He also won the Scottish Premiership with Celtic.

Touré is the second-most capped player for the Ivory Coast, with 120 appearances from 2000 to 2015. He represented the team at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments. Touré also represented the Ivory Coast at seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments between 2002 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while winning in 2015.

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Place of birth Bouaké, Ivory Coast"...

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INFORMATION ABOUT YAYA TOURE
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaya_Tour%C3%A9
"Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born 13 May 1983) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City. He also played for and captained the Ivory Coast national team.

Touré aspired to be a striker during his youth[3] and has played centre-back, including for Barcelona in the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final.[4] However, he has spent the majority of his career as a box-to-box midfielder for club and country, where he has been regarded as one of the world's best players in his position.[5] He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.[6][7]

Touré began his playing career at Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas, where he made his debut at age 18. His performances attracted attention from Europe. He had stints with Beveren, Metalurh Donetsk, Olympiacos and Monaco before moving to Barcelona in 2007. He played over 70 matches for the club and was part of the historic 2009 Barcelona side that won six trophies in a calendar year. In 2010, Touré moved to Premier League club Manchester City, where he scored a number of key goals for the Citizens, most notably the only goals in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and final. He also helped City earn their first league title in 44 years.

Touré earned 100 caps for the Ivory Coast from 2004 to 2015, representing the nation at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments. He also represented them in six Africa Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while captaining them to victory in 2015. He is the younger brother of fellow footballer Kolo Touré, who was his teammate at Manchester City and on the national team.

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Place of birth Bouaké, Ivory Coast"...

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE YAYA KOLO TOURE FOOTBALL SONGS/CHANTS AND DANCES
From http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/managers/gary-neville/12164524/Valencia-fans-brilliantly-adapt-the-Yaya-Toure-Kolo-Toure-song-for-Gary-Neville.html By Callum Davis10:10AM GMT 19 Feb 2016
..."The iconic chant was first used by Manchester City fans when the Toure brothers were both plying their trade at the Etihad in 2012.

Based on the popular nineties song 'No Limit' by 2 Unlimited, the song became a staple chant for Manchester CIty supporters.....

Since that day the song has taken on a life of it's own, with countless versions recorded up and down the country in pubs, clubs and even schools."...
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Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkEXGgdqMz8 for a video of the 1993 song "No Limits".

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LYRICS FOR ONE VERSION OF THE YAYA / KOLO TOURE SONG/CHANT
Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Kolo Touré!

Yaya, Yaya Yaya, Yaya Yaya, Yaya Yaya Touré!

[repeat as many times as you wish]
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Based on the number of YouTube video, this appears to be the most popular version of this football song/chant.

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LYRICS FOR ANOTHER VERSION OF THE YAYA / KOLO TOURE SONG/CHANT
They're the Touré boys!
Kololo, ah Kololo, Kolo lo lo lo.
They're the Touré boys!
Yayaya, ah Yayaya YayaYaya ya.


[repeat as many times as you wish]
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This version is sung at about 1:00 of the video given as Example #1 below.
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Transcription by Azizi Powell from the video. Additions and corrections are welcome.
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SHOWCASE EXAMPLES
Example #1: KOLO YAYA TOURE SONGS | Advent Calendar | December 21



Man City, Published on Dec 20, 2012

Kolo and Yaya Toure listen to the City fans songs about them.

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Example #2: Kolo Toure does the Toure brothers song



Liverpool FC, Published on Dec 13, 2013

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Example #3: Liverpool players in Dubai singing & dancing to Kolo Toure Song...



LFC Photo, Published on May 27, 2015

Liverpool players in Dubai singing & dancing to Kolo Toure Song...

Simply amazing...

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Example #4: Toure yaya kolo song (choir)



Charlie Tedeschi, Published on Jan 1, 2017

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Example #5: Hilarious! Toure performs Kolo/Yaya dance



My Football Views, Published on Apr 17, 2017

Arsenal invincible and Celtic defender Kolo Toure inadvertently reveals Whitney Houston as his guilty pleasure, when asked "what was his favourite chant from the fans." Toure then proceeds to carry out the famous Kolo/Yaya dance.

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