Kolo Habib Toure is an Ivory Coast international football player who currently features for the English Premier League club Manchester City. He is a central defender and is considered as one of the best in the world.
Toure commenced his career at ASEC Mimoosas and was picked by Arsenal in 2002 for 150,000 pounds. He made his debut for the Gunners in August 2002 against Liverpool in the Community Shield.
Toure would then gradually creep into the first team and by the 2005-2006 season he established himself as first choice central defender for the Gunners and became the captain of the club.
Kolo Toure made more than 200 appearances in the league for Arsenal and joined Manchester City in 2009. He has established himself as one of the better players for the Citizens.
On March 3, 2011 it was revealed that Toure had failed a drugs test and had been suspended for six months. He returned in the 2011-12 season and helped City win the Premier League.
Toure earned his first international cap for the Ivory Coast in 2000 and has gone on to play over 95 times for his nation. He played for his nation in the African Cup of Nations in 2004, 2006 World Cup finals and Africa Cup of Nations in 2012.
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