Former Barcelona Playmaker Lifts Club to Chinese Topflight League

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Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure is a happy man.

Today, his Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai has been promoted to Chinese Super League with a match at hand after beating Shanghai Shenxin 2-0.

Yaya Toure, 36, has taken to his social media to express his delight with a promise of winning the topflight league title in the near future.

“Today we made history. Promotion!!! Next season Qingdao Huanghai FC will be where they should be… the Chinese Super League!!! I’m proud to help make this happen but I want the title….!!!! One more game to go,” he wrote.

The Ivory Coast midfielder joined Qingdao Huanghai in July after leaving Olympiacos last December amidst rumour of his retirement from football.

“Since the start of my football career, I have always loved challenges and now I have decided to take this new challenge and make history once again with Qingdao Huanghai Football Club,” Toure said at the time of his unveiling in China.

“This is a very exciting young club with a lot of potential and we share the same philosophy – that is to play beautiful football. It will be my great honour to grow and succeed with this club.

“I believe my experiences in football will offer something new to this growing club and together we can make great history. I can’t wait to let my football do the magic once again, let’s enjoy football together!” he added.

Apart from Olympiacos, Barcelona and Manchester City, Toure has also previously featured for Monaco among other clubs.

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