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Amadou Haidara (born 31 January 1998) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for German club RB Leipzig and the Mali football team.

Amadou Haidara
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Personal information
Full name Amadou Haidara
Date of birth (1998-01-31) 31 January 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Bamako, Mali[1]
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2016 JMG Academy Bamako
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Red Bull Salzburg 48 (6)
2016Liefering (loan) 25 (2)
2019– RB Leipzig 12 (1)
National team
2015 Mali U17 7 (2)
2017 Mali U20 3 (0)
2017– Mali 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:30, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:55, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Domestic careerEdit

Haidara started his career with the Malian side JMG Academy Bamako. In July 2016 he was signed by FC Red Bull Salzburg. He was sent out on loan to the second league side FC Liefering, which is the farm team of Red Bull Salzburg. Haidara also played for the FC Red Bull Salzburg U-19 team in the UEFA Youth League. There he scored two goals versus FK Vardar.[2]

He made his first appearance in the third round of the 2016/17 league versus LASK Linz. He substituted Gideon Mensah after the halftime break and scored his first goal in the 48th minute for Liefering.[3]

During the 2017-18 season Salzburg had their best ever European campaign. They finished top of their Europa League group, for a record fourth time, before beating Real Sociedad and Borussia Dortmund thus making their first ever appearance in the UEFA Europa League semi-final.[4] On 3 May 2018, he played in the Europa League semi-finals as Olympique de Marseille played out a 1–2 away loss but a 3–2 aggregate win to secure a place in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final[5]

On 22 December 2018, Haidara was signed by German club RB Leipzig.[6]

International careerEdit

Haidara played five matches for the Malian U17 team, scoring one goal. Haidara made his senior debut for the Mali national football team in a 2018 World Cup qualification tie against Ivory Coast on 6 October 2017.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

As of matches played on 15 July 2019[8]
Mali national team
Year Apps Goals
2017 2 0
2018 4 0
2019 6 1
Total 12 1

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Mali's goal tally first.[8]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 July 2019 Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia, Egypt   Angola 1–0 1–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Amadou Haidara at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ "FC Red Bull Salzburg - Jungbullen schaffen sich mit Kantersieg ideale Ausgangsposition". redbulls (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  3. ^ "3. Runde, Saison 2016/17, FC Liefering gegen LASK – FC Salzburg Wiki". wiki.salzburg12.at (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  4. ^ UEFA.com. "Salzburg v Marseille background". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  5. ^ "FC Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 Marseille". BBC Sport. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Amadou Haidara: Mali international 'motivated' after move to RB Leipzig". BBC Sport. 23 December 2018.
  7. ^ FIFA.com. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Matches - Mali-Ivory Coast - FIFA.com". FIFA.com.
  8. ^ a b "Amadou Haidara". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 3 July 2019.

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