Kolo Toure is among the African football legends who have been forgotten by football fans. He is a former professional footballer who played as a center back during his career days. He is arguably one of the best defenders Africa has ever produced. He is the older brother to Yaya Toure and the late Ibrahim Toure. Kolo enjoyed playing in the English Premier League from 2002 to 2016. During the 14 years he was at the EPL, he played for Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool.
Kolo disappeared from the eyes of many football fans back in 2016 when he left Liverpool for Celtic. He reunited with his former manager at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers. He signed a one year contract with the Scotland giants where his first season was a success. He won the League and the Scottish Cup. Celtic also finished the season unbeaten. The following year, he announced his retirement from professional football in September. He then began a coaching career with Celtic.
However, the Ivorian Football Federation had appointed him as a new member of the Ivory Coast Under 23 team on August the same year. When Brendan Rodgers left Celtic for Leicester City in February 2019, Toure also followed him to Leicester. He has been part of the first team coaching staff since he arrived from Celtic.
Apart from the coaching career, Kolo boast of a successful football playing career. This is because of the numerous titles he won with different clubs. He won the Premier League twice with Arsenal and Manchester City, he won the 2 FA Cups, FA Community Shield and was runners up in the UEFA Champions League final with Arsenal in 2005, Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup. He also helped Ivory Coast to win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
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