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Kolo Toure Bio

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Kolo Toure plays as a defender for the Ivory Coast national side and for Manchester City in the English Premier League. His power, pace and vision have long made him a difficult defender to play against. He reads the game well and saves the team’s blushes on a number of occasions. He was originally taken to Arsenal as an Attacking Midfielder, but Arsene Wenger spotted that Toure had the natural ability and qualities to be a superb centre-back. He has played in the Ivory Coast first-team since he was 19, and continues to show great leadership on the pitch and off it.

Toure suffered from an injury-laden 2008/09, but was back to his best by the end of the season.

In August 2009 he followed Emmanuel Adebayor to Eastlands, and Manchester City, and looks set to become a key player in their challenge for the title.