Midfielder who joined Manchester City in 2010 after spending three seasons with FC Barcelona; became a member of the Ivory Coast national team in 2004 and won his third consecutive African Footballer of the Year award in 2013.
He won back-to-back La Liga titles with Barcelona in 2009 and 2010.
He was teammates with Lionel Messi on Barcelona from 2007 to 2010.
He began his youth soccer career with ASEC Mimosas in 1996 at age thirteen.
His brother Kolo Toure was his teammate on Manchester City.
- The meaning of the name Toure: Beloging To The Soussou Or Maninka