After retiring from football, Invincible centre-back Kolo Toure has become the latest member of the Arsenal 100 Club.
After joining the club from ASES Mimosas, the defender went on to make 225 league appearances for us between 2002 and 2009. Kolo featured in the Arsenal Legends v Milan Glorie match in August 2016 and becomes the 74th member of the Arsenal 100 Club.
The 100 Club launch event was held in November 2013 with a host of club legends in attendance including Jimmy Rimmer, John Lukic, Billy McCullough, Lauren and our record appearance holder, David O’Leary.
In their time with us, The 100 Club members contributed to 31 major trophies. Their combined appearances total 16,308 over 59 seasons.
Led by a committee of Bob Wilson, Pat Rice and Frank McLintock, The 100 Club provides its members with an ongoing official forum to engage with Arsenal, and regular opportunities to attend matches at Emirates Stadium and club events. In addition, an executive box is being made available to The 100 Club for regular use by members.
All members of The 100 Club have received specially-designed red-and-white ties. In future all players with 100 Arsenal league appearances to their names will automatically be enrolled when they finish their playing careers, and presented with the official tie.
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