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Adama Traoré (footballer, born 28 June 1995)

Adama Traoré (born 28 June 1995) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ligue 1 club FC Metz, on loan from Monaco and the Mali national team.

Adama Traoré
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Traoré with Mali U20s in March 2015
Personal information
Full name Adama Traoré
Date of birth (1995-06-28) 28 June 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Metz (on loan from Monaco)
Number 25
Youth career
2008–2013 JMG Academy Bamako
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 AS Bakaridjan 3 (0)
2014–2015 Lille 20 (2)
2014Royal Mouscron (loan) 2 (0)
2015– Monaco 20 (5)
2017Rio Ave (loan) 7 (1)
2019Cercle Brugge (loan) 5 (0)
2019–Metz (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2014–2015 Mali U20 11 (4)
2015– Mali 12 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:56, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:07, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

After winning the Golden Ball as best player at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, he made his senior debut for Mali. He represented the country at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017 and 2019.

Club careerEdit

Mali / LilleEdit

Born in Bamako, Traoré joined his hometown's JMG Academy at the age of 12 in 2007. Five years later he joined Malian Première Division club AS Bakaridjan where he was only able to play three games before he got injured.

In January 2014, Traoré signed for Ligue 1 club Lille OSC and was immediately loaned out to Belgian Second Division club Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz. He made his Ligue 1 debut on 24 September 2014, in a 1–0 away defeat against OGC Nice.[1] On 7 January 2015, he scored his first competitive goal at senior level for Lille in a 1–0 home-league win over Thonon Évian Savoie F. C..[2]

MonacoEdit

On 10 July 2015, Traoré joined AS Monaco on a four-year deal worth €14 million.[3] On 4 August, he made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 4–0 win against Young Boys in the third qualifying round, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Mario Pašalić.[4]

In January 2017, Traoré was loaned out until the end of the season to Primeira Liga side Rio Ave FC.[5] He played seven games for the team from Vila do Conde, and scored the only goal of their win at Boavista F.C. on 1 April.[6]

In January 2019, he was loaned out for the same duration to Belgian First Division A side Cercle Brugge KSV.[7] On 31 August, he went on a season-long loan to fellow Ligue 1 club FC Metz.[8]

International careerEdit

Traoré was part of the Mali under-20 team who participated in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.[9] During the competition, he scored 4 goals and had 3 assists, and helped Mali win the bronze medal and earned himself the Adidas Golden Ball as the best player in the competition.[10]

On 9 October 2015, Traoré made his national team debut in a 4–1 friendly win over Burkina Faso. On 4 September 2016, he scored his first international goal in a 5–2 win against Benin in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.[11] On 23 May 2019, Traoré was named in Mali's 23-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, and was unused as the team were eliminated in the group stage.[12] Two years later, on 16 June 2019, he was named in Mali's 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.[13] On 24 June 2019, he scored in his side's 4–1 opening match win against Mauritania.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Traoré was an international teammate of a player of the same name, who was born in the same month. The two were also at Metz at the same time.[15] To distinguish between them, Traoré was also known as Adama Noss Traoré.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

As of 15 July 2019[17]
National team Year Apps Goals
Mali 2015 1 0
2016 2 1
2017 2 0
2019 7 2
Total 12 3

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Mali's goal tally first.[17]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 September 2016 Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali   Benin 4–1 5–2 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 26 March 2019 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal   Senegal 1–0 1–2 Friendly
3. 23 June 2019 Suez Stadium, Suez, Egypt   Mauritania 3–0 4–1 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Qui es-tu, Adama "Noss" Traoré ?" [Who are you, Adama "Noss" Traoré?] (in French). Lille OSC. 26 January 2015. Archived from the original on 13 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ Gibney, Andrew (2 July 2015). "Meet Adama Traore – the Lille midfielder recently named the best player at the U20 World Cup". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Monaco pour Adama Traoré" [Monaco for Adama Traoré]. France Football (in French). 10 July 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Moncao v Young Boys (Third Qualifying Round – 2nd leg)". UEFA. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Adama Traoré à Rio Ave" [Adama Traoré to Rio Ave] (in French). Orange Football Club. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Rio Ave vence em casa do Boavista e sobe ao sétimo lugar da I Liga" [Rio Ave win at Boavista's ground and rise to seventh place in I Liga]. Observador (in Portuguese). 1 April 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Welkom bij Cercle Brugge, Adama Traoré!" [Welcome to Cercle Brugge, Adama Traoré!] (in Dutch). Cercle Brugge K.S.V. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  8. ^ "FC Metz : le milieu offensif Adama Traoré prêté par l'AS Monaco" [FC Metz: attacking midfielder Adama Traoré loaned by AS Monaco]. Le Républican Lorrain (in French). 31 August 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  9. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Mali's magician Traore nets top honour". FIFA. 20 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  11. ^ "MALI THUMP BENIN IN BAMAKO". African Football. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Mali : 3 recalés, la liste des 23 pour la CAN" [Mali: 3 eliminated, the list of 23 for the ACN] (in French). Afrik Foot. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  13. ^ Soliman, Seif (16 June 2019). "Moussa Djenepo, Moussa Marega lead Mali squad for 2019 AFCON". KingFut. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Mali 4–1 Mauritania". BBC Sport. 24 June 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Mercato - Metz : un deuxième Adama Traoré recruté ! (officiel)" [Transfer market - Metz: a second Adama Traoré recruited! (official)] (in French). Afrik Foot. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  16. ^ "FC Metz : Adama Noss Traoré, la petite étincelle en plus" [FC Metz: Adama Noss Traoré, more of the little spark]. Le Républican Lorrain (in French). 1 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  17. ^ a b Adama Traoré at National-Football-Teams.com

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