Early European Career
Spanish and English Success
Seeking to play alongside Kolo, Touré joined England's Manchester City club in July 2010. It was a highly successful move, as Touré scored the lone goal in the 2011 FA Cup final to give Manchester City its first major title in 35 years, and then led the club to its first Premier League championship in 44 years the following season. Celebrated both in England and in his home country, Touré was named African Footballer of the Year for the second consecutive time in 2012.