Toure is one of the world’s best footballers and currently plays for Manchester City. He has 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 didn’t drink alcohol. This prompted a review of such awards, and he now receives shields for his awards. In October 2013, Tour joined a campaign against elephant poaching, becoming a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. Tour was also nominated in the Personality of the Year category at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Award.