Abdou Razack Traoré

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Abdou Razack Traoré
Abdoulrazak Traoré.jpg
Traoré playing for Rosenborg in 2007
Personal information
Full name Abdou Razack Traoré
Date of birth (1988-12-28) 28 December 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Abidjan, Lagunes, Ivory Coast
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gaziantepspor
Number 12
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– Gaziantepspor 29 (10)
National team
2011– Burkina Faso 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 April 2013

Abdou Razack Traoré (born 28 December 1988 in Abidjan) is an Ivorian-born Burkinabe footballer, who plays for Gaziantepspor.

Career[edit]

Rosenborg[edit]

Traoré 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 Côte d'Ivoire 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 episode[edit]

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 Gdańsk[edit]

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.

Gaziantepspor[edit]

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

International career[edit]

He made his national debut for Burkina Faso against Namibia on 27 March 2011.[8]

Personal life[edit]

The Abidjan born Traoré holds a Burkanese passport as his parents are from Burkina Faso.[9]

Honours[edit]

Rosenborg

Career statistics[edit]

Traoré with Lechia Gdańsk in 2010

As of 09 December 2013[12][13][14][15]

Season Club Division League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2007 Rosenborg 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
Poland League Polish Cup Europe Total
2010–11 Lechia Gdańsk Ekstraklasa 27 12 6 1 33 13
2011–12 24 4 0 0 24 4
2012–13 13 9 2 1 15 10
Turkey League Turkish Cup Europe Total
2012–13 Gaziantepspor Süper Lig 11 2 0 0 11 2
2013–14 9 5 1 0 10 5
Total Rosenborg 51 3 9 1 19 3 79 7
Lechia 64 25 8 2 72 27
Gaziantepspor 20 7 1 0 21 7
Career Total 135 35 18 3 19 3 172 41

International[edit]

As of 28 April 2013[12]

Burkina Faso national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 6 1
2012 5 0
2013 5 0
Total 16 1

References[edit]

  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 Traoré zadebiutował w reprezentacji" (in Polish). 27 March 2011. Lechia.gda.pl. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Traoré bytter landslag" [Traoré changes national team] (in Norwegian). RBKweb.no. 6 October 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Mestvinnende spillere" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "Rosenborg overlegne i superfinalen". VG Nett (in Norwegian). 7 March 2010. Archived from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Traoré, Abdou Razak". National Football Teams. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  13. ^ Traoré career stats. Football Database.eu. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  14. ^ Traore's Rosenborg stats (in Norwegian). Rosenborg BK. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  15. ^ Traore's Turkish stats. TFF. Retrieved 28 April 2013.

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