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Hadamou Traoré (born September 7, 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Belgian club Union SG.

Hadamou Traoré
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-09-07) 7 September 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Union SG
Number 27
Youth career
2008–2011 Nantes
2011–2012 Paris FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Le Pontet 10 (0)
2015–2017 Monts d'Or Azergues 53 (3)
2017–2018 Drancy 19 (0)
2018– Union SG 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 September 2019

Club careerEdit

Traoré began playing football in his hometown of Paris, eventually joining the Nantes academy in 2008,[1] where he played up to the under-19 level. After failing to get a pro contract from the team, he made the switch to Paris FC in 2011, where he played one more year in the under-19 league.

After a two-year break from football, he joined Le Pontet in the fourth-tier Championnat de France Amateur for the 2014–15 season. Midway through the year, he made the move to Monts d'Or Azergues. He signed with Drancy of the newly-named Championnat National 2 in the summer of 2017.[2]

In June 2018, Traoré was signed by Belgian First Division B side Union SG on a two-year deal.[3] He made his professional debut a few months later, coming on for Charles Morren during an away win against OH Leuven on November 16.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Born in France, Traoré is of Mauritanian descent.[4] His older brother, Bouna, died from electrocution in 2005 at a building site in the Clichy-sous-Bois suburbs of Paris while hiding from police, an event that unleashed weeks of violent protests across the country addressing the issue of police harassment in poorer immigrant communities.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tournoux, Gilles (December 7, 2017). "Le « deuil sans fin » du frère de Bouna Traoré, footballeur à Drancy" (in French). Le Parisien. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "JA DRANCY : LE RECRUTEMENT BAT SON PLEIN" (in French). August 16, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Hadamou Traoré, quatrième transfert de l'Union Saint-Gilloise" (in French). sudinfo.be. June 20, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Van Damme, Hermès (November 20, 2018). "Hadamou Traore, qui a fêté sa première en Jaune et Bleu contre OHL, raconte son parcours 'à la Niakaté'" (in French). Walfoot. Retrieved September 18, 2018.

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