Power, pace, accuracy, technique... the Ivorian Elephant had it all.
A devastating box-to-box midfielder, who made the pitch his own. A matchwinner, who could take a game by the scruff of its neck.
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A talisman: a single person who could bring the Etihad Stadium to its feet.
Over eight seasons at the heart of City's midfield, the four-time African Player of the Year carved his status as a Premier League legend, powering City's rise to success.
To celebrate ten years since his signing, we look back on ten of his most special moments in sky blue...