KOLO TOURE

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. He is currently technical assistant at Celtic as well as a member of the coaching staff for the Ivory Coast.  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 Nationstournaments between 2002 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while winning in 2015.

Personal information
Full name Kolo Abib Touré
Date of birth 19 March 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Bouaké, Ivory Coast
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
ASEC Mimosas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Academy JMG at ASEC Mimosas
2002–2009 Arsenal 225 (9)
2009–2013 Manchester City 82 (2)
2013–2016 Liverpool 46 (1)
2016–2017 Celtic 9 (0)
Total 362 (12)
National team
2000–2015 Ivory Coast 120 (7)
Teams managed
2017– Celtic (technical assistant)
2017– Ivory Coast (assistant manager)

Honours

Arsenal

  • Premier League: 2003–04
  • FA Cup: 2002–03, 2004–05
  • FA Community Shield: 2002, 2004
  • UEFA Champions League runners-up: 2005–06

Manchester City

  • Premier League: 2011–12

Celtic

  • Scottish Premiership: 2016–17
  • Scottish League Cup: 2016–17

Ivory Coast

  • Africa Cup of Nations: 2015

Individual

  • Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2015

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