Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born 13 May 1983) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder. He played for and captained the Ivory Coast national team. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Emmanuel Eboué (born 4 June 1983) is an Ivorian former professional footballer who played as a right back. He spent most of his career, from 2005 to 2011, with Arsenal of the Premier League, playing 214 games – including the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final – and scoring 10 goals.
Boubacar “Copa” Barry (born 30 December 1979) is an Ivorian footballer, who plays for Leuven and the Ivory Coast national team as a goalkeeper. Barry was called up to the Ivory Coast squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations held in Equatorial Guinea. The final finished goalless after normal and extra-time, and Barry emerged as the hero by saving two penalties and scoring the winning penalty, overcoming a cramp in the process
Bakari Koné (born 17 September 1981) is a retired Ivorian footballer who played as a winger. With FC Lorient In his first season at the club he scored a respectable 10 goals, but then bagged an impressive 24 in 35 appearances in the 2004–05 season, earning him the Player of the Year and Top Scorer titles in the Ligue 2.
Siaka Tiéné (born 22 February 1982) is an Ivorian footballer who last played for Montpellier. He played primarily as a left back Tiéné has had a distinguished international career with over 95 caps for the Ivory Coast, representing the team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and at seven Africa Cup of Nations in 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while captaining them to victory in 2015.
Igor Alexandre Lolo (born July 22, 1982 in Adzopé) is an Ivorian footballer
Kafoumba Coulibaly (born 26 October 1985) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Gilles Donald Yapi Yapo (born 30 January 1982 in Abidjan) is an Ivorian footballer who currently plays in midfield for FC Aarau in the Swiss Challenge League. He has represented Ivorian national team. Yapi Yapo was part of the Côte d’Ivoire team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Déguy Alain Didier Zokora (born 14 December 1980), commonly known as Didier Zokora, is an Ivorian professional footballer who lastly played for Indonesian club Semen Padang in the Liga 1. He represented the Ivory Coast national team for 14 years, beginning in 2000, and is currently the nation’s most capped player.
Salomon Armand Magloire Kalou (born 5 August 1985) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a striker and winger for German club Hertha BSC and Ivory Coast national football team.
He played for Chelsea from 2006 to 2012 and he won numerous honours, including the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, four FA Cups and the League Cup. A full international for the Ivory Coast since 2007, Kalou amassed 83 international caps and represented his country at three FIFA World Cups, six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and the 2008 Olympics.
Etienne Arthur Boka (born 2 April 1983) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a left back for the Ivory Coast national team. At club level, he is a free agent.
He was a part of the Ivory Coast squads at two FIFA World Cups and five Africa Cups of Nations between 2006 and 2013. Boka is known for his lightning pace even though he is a man of a very small build.
Koffi Christian N’dri (born 4 June 1983), commonly known as Romaric, is an Ivorian professional footballer. A versatile midfielder, he can play as either a defensive or central midfielder.