Ibrahim Touré

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Not to be confused with Ibrahima Touré.
Ibrahim Touré
Personal information
Full name Ibrahim Obyala Touré
Date of birth (1985-09-27)27 September 1985
Place of birth Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire
Date of death 19 June 2014(2014-06-19) (aged 28)
Place of death Manchester, England
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2002 Mimosas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Mimosas
2003–2006 Metalurh Donetsk 0 (0)
2006–2007 Nice 0 (0)
2009–2010 Al-Ittihad
2010– 2013 Makasa 24 (8)
2012 Telephonat (loan) 2 (0)
2013–2014 Al-Safa 10 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ibrahim Obyala Touré (27 September 1985 – 19 June 2014) was a footballer who played as a striker most recently for Al-Safa.

He was the younger brother of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré and Liverpool defender Kolo Touré. He died at the age of 28, following a battle with cancer.

Career[edit]

Touré began his senior career with Ukrainian side Metalurh Donetsk in 2003, before joining French team Nice, originally on loan, following a successful trial.[1] In 2009, he joined Syrian club Al-Ittihad. He signed for Makasa the following year and loaned to Telephonat until June 2012. He then transferred to Al-Safa, scoring six goals in 10 league games.

International[edit]

Unlike his two brothers, Ibrahim never appeared in an international team match. He was only eligible for his country of birth, Ivory Coast. Both of his brothers travelled to feature in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 editions of the FIFA World Cup.

Death[edit]

Touré died on 19 June 2014 in Manchester, England after a short battle with cancer. His brothers, Yaya and Kolo were in Brazil, representing Ivory Coast at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In an announcement, the Ivory Coast federation said "just a few hours after" the match with Colombia (where Ivory Coast lost 2-1), the Tourés received news of the death of their brother. Manchester City (where Yaya plays at club level), and Liverpool (where Kolo plays at club level) sent their condolences to the Touré family, along with teammates such as Man City defender Vincent Kompany. But Yaya Toure and his brother Kolo Toure were told by their father to remain in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup.

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