Wednesday, May 26, 2010
KOLO HABIB TOURE THE AFRICAN SOCCER SUPER STAR FROM IVORY COAST
Kolo Habib Touré (born 19 March 1981) is an Ivorian professional footballer who is currently playing his club football for Premier League club Manchester City and is the current club captain, and also plays internationally for the Ivorian national football team. Touré is a central defender. He is the older brother of FC Barcelona midfielder Yaya Touré and Al-Ittihad's Ibrahim Touré.
Touré has played for Côte d'Ivoire since 2000. His debut was in April 2000 against Rwanda. He played in all five games for the Côte d'Ivoire as they finished runners up to the hosts in the African Cup of Nations in Egypt in January 2006.
He was named in the 23-man squad taken by coach Henri Michel to the 2006 FIFA World Cup and made his first appearance in a FIFA World Cup on 11 June 2006 in Côte d'Ivoire's 2–1 loss to Argentina. He has scored two goals for the Ivory Coast in his 76 caps to date, both headers against Gabon (H) and Tajikistan (A) respectively.
Touré, a practicing Muslim, lives with wife Awo, daughter Sania and son Yiassin . He is the older brother of FC Barcelona midfielder Yaya Touré and Al-Ittihad striker Ibrahim Touré.