Abdou Razack Traoré

Abdou Razack Traoré (born 28 December 1988) is an Ivorian-born Burkinabe professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Bursaspor on loan from Sivasspor.

Abdou Razack Traoré
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Traoré playing for Rosenborg in 2007
Personal information
Full name Abdou Razack Traoré
Date of birth (1988-12-28) 28 December 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Bursaspor
(on loan from Sivasspor)
Number 99
Youth career
Excellence FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Raja Casablanca
2006–2010 Rosenborg 51 (3)
2010–2012 Lechia Gdańsk 64 (25)
2013–2014 Gaziantepspor 37 (10)
2014–2017 Karabükspor 42 (17)
2015–2016Konyaspor (loan) 30 (7)
2017–2019 Konyaspor 22 (0)
2019– Sivasspor 9 (0)
2020–Bursaspor (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011– Burkina Faso 42 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:37, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 September 2019

CareerEdit

RosenborgEdit

Traoré was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He played for Raja Casablanca before he ended his contract and joined Rosenborg on a free transfer a few months later. At Rosenborg, he plays alongside his compatriot and Ivory Coast international Didier Ya Konan, who joined the club in December 2006 from homeland club ASEC Abidjan. In August 2007, it was reported by Norwegian newspapers that Traoré was beat up and robbed while being on vacation in Ivory Coast.[1]

In the November 2007 issue of World Soccer he was featured on their list of the 50 most exciting teenagers in world football.[2]

Violent episodeEdit

On 24 October 2008, it became known that Traoré knocked down fellow Rosenborg player Øyvind Storflor during a practice session.[3][4] The following day Rosenborg announced that Traoré would be banned from playing the last two matches of the season.[5]

Lechia GdańskEdit

Traoré's contract would run out in the at the end of 2010 and his last year in Rosenborg was difficult with little amount of playing time. Rosenborg's Chief of Football Erik Hoftun stated "We thank Abdou for his spell at the club. Unfortunately, he didn't develop as much as we expected, but we wish him good luck in the future" after his departure from the Norwegian champions.[6] On 20 August 2010, Traoré was sold to Polish Ekstraklasa club Lechia Gdańsk, for an undisclosed fee. On 28 August, he made his debut for Lechia in a league match against Śląsk Wrocław. On 21 September, he scored his first goal in a cup match against Górnik Zabrze. Four days later, he scored his first and second goal in a league game against Górnik Zabrze.

GaziantepsporEdit

On 15 January 2013, Traoré joined Turkish Süper Lig club Gaziantepspor on a free transfer.[7]

GaziantepsporEdit

On 31 August 2019, he has signed 1+1 year contract with Sivasspor.[8]

SivassporEdit

He made his national debut for Burkina Faso against Namibia on 27 March 2011.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

The Abidjan born Traoré holds a Burkanese passport as his parents are from Burkina Faso.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

 
Traoré with Lechia Gdańsk in 2010

ClubEdit

As of 24 August 2018[11][12][13][14]

Club Season League Cup[15] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rosenborg 2007 Tippeligaen 18 1 4 0 9 3 31 4
2008 15 1 1 0 7 0 23 1
2009 10 1 1 0 2 0 13 1
2010 8 0 3 1 1 0 12 1
Total 51 3 9 1 19 3 79 7
Lechia Gdańsk 2010–11 Ekstraklasa 27 12 6 1 33 13
2011–12 24 4 0 0 24 4
2012–13 13 9 2 1 15 10
Total 64 25 8 2 72 27
Gaziantepspor 2012–13 Süper Lig 11 2 0 0 11 2
2013–14 26 8 1 0 27 8
Total 37 10 1 0 38 10
Karabükspor 2014–15 Süper Lig 25 10 4 2 29 12
2016–17 17 7 0 0 17 7
Total 42 17 4 2 46 19
Konyaspor (loan) 2015–16 Süper Lig 30 7 5 0 35 7
Konyaspor 2017–18 Süper Lig 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
2018–19 21 0 2 1 23 1
Total 22 0 2 1 1 1 25 2
Sivasspor 2019–20 Süper Lig 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 246 62 29 6 19 3 1 1 295 72

InternationalEdit

As of 13 October 2018[11]
Burkina Faso national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 8 1
2012 5 0
2013 8 2
2014 3 0
2015 1 0
2016 5 0
2017 8 0
2018 2 1
2019 2 0
Total 42 4

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Burkina Faso's goal tally first.[11]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 June 2011 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia   Namibia 1–0 4–1 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 17 January 2013 Mbombela Stadium, Mbombela, South Africa   Eswatini 2–0 3–0 Friendly
3. 14 August 2013 Stade Ibn Batouta, Tangier, Morocco   Morocco 2–0 2–1 Friendly
4. 13 October 2018 Stade du 4 Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso   Botswana 3–0 3–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

HonoursEdit

Rosenborg

Konyaspor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football player beat up and robbed". Aftenposten. 7 August 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Traore på eksklusiv liste" [Traore on exclusive list] (in Norwegian). RBKweb.no. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Storflor slått ned på RBK-trening". VG (in Norwegian). 24 October 2008. Archived from the original on 26 October 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  4. ^ "– Jeg beklager" [I'm sorry]. NRK (in Norwegian). 24 October 2008. Archived from the original on 26 October 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Traoré stenges ute i sesongavslutningen". VG Nett (in Norwegian). 25 October 2008. Archived from the original on 28 October 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  6. ^ Søraas, Frode (20 August 2010). "Traoré forlater RBK" (in Norwegian). Rosenborg BK. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Abdou Traore transferred to Gaziantepspor on a free transfer". Soccer Fame. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Abdou Razack Traore, Demir Grup Sivasspor´da" (in Turkish). Transfermarkt. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Abdou Razack Traoré zadebiutował w reprezentacji" (in Polish). 27 March 2011. Lechia.gda.pl. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Traoré bytter landslag" [Traoré changes national team] (in Norwegian). RBKweb.no. 6 October 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  11. ^ a b c "Traoré, Abdou Razak". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  12. ^ Traoré career stats. Football Database.eu. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  13. ^ Traore's Rosenborg stats (in Norwegian). Rosenborg BK. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  14. ^ Traore's Turkish stats. TFF. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  15. ^ Includes 2017 Turkish Super Cup - 1 (1)
  16. ^ "Mestvinnende spillere" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 8 November 2010.
  17. ^ "Rosenborg overlegne i superfinalen". VG Nett (in Norwegian). 7 March 2010. Archived from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2013.

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