Touré is one of the world’s best footballers and currently plays for Manchester City. He previously played for elite clubs like Monaco and Barcelona. When awarded the traditional bottle of champagne for a match-winning performance, he gave it away stating that, as a Muslim, he doesn’t drink alcohol. This prompted a review of such awards, and he now receives shields for his awards. In October 2013, Touré joined a campaign against elephant poaching, becoming a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. Touré was also nominated in the Personality of the Year category at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Award. He was voted African Footballer of the Year from 2011-2014, and participated in the Africa Cup 2015.
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