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15 Things you don’t know about Kolo Habib Touré

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1. His full name is Kolo Habib Touré

2. He was born on born 19 March 1981 in Bouaké , Ivory Coast

3. He is the elder brother of Manchester City’s Yaya Touré

4. Touré joined Premier League team Arsenal in February 2002 from ASEC Mimosas for a fee of £150,000

5. He captained Arsenal for the first time on 9 January 2007 during a 6–3 victory over Liverpool in the League Cup.

6. On 13 April 2009, Touré demanded a move away from Arsenal after a reputed bust-up with defensive partner Gallas

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7. In  2009 Kolo moved to Manchester City for £16 million for Touré

8. On 3 March 2011 it was revealed that Touré had failed a drug test and had been suspended. The World Anti-Doping Agency imposed a 6 month suspension from football effective 2 March 2011. He denies wrong-doing, claiming he inadvertently took diet pills meant for his wife.

9. Touré, is a Muslim, lives with wife Awo, daughter Sania and son Yassine.

10. He is the older brother of teammate Yaya Touré and Ibrahim Touré, who currently plays for the Egypt’s Makasa.

11. His annual salary is Annual salary: $10.3 million

12.He Currently earns $190,000 a week

13. He plays with Manchester City alongside younger brother, Yaya Toure

14. He has a boot deal with Adidas

15. He observes fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan and has stated that “It doesn’t affect me physically..It makes me stronger. You can do it when you believe so strongly in something. A normal human can be without water for much longer than one day.”

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