Bangoura playing for Rayo Vallecano in 2013
|Full name||Alhassane Bangoura|
|Date of birth||30 March 1992|
|Place of birth||Conakry, Guinea|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Étoile de Guinée|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Conakry, Bangoura began his career with local Étoile de Guinée. In 2010, aged 18, he joined the youth ranks of Spanish club Rayo Vallecano, scoring 23 goals in 25 games in his last year as a junior.
Without having played for Rayo Vallecano B, Lass managed to appear in four Segunda División matches with the first team during the 2010–11 season, as the Madrid side returned to La Liga after an eight-year absence. In June 2011 he attracted the interest of neighbouring Real Madrid, who made an offer to purchase the player.
Bangoura made his debut in Spain's top division on 28 August 2011, playing 31 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against Athletic Bilbao. On 23 October he netted in a 2–0 win at Real Betis, who also had promoted the previous season; on 19 February 2012 he scored a brace in a 5–3 away success over Levante UD.
Bangoura represented Guinea during the 2009 African Under-17 Championship. He made his debut for the senior team in 2011 at only 19, and was selected for the following year's Africa Cup of Nations.
- Lass: "Mi ilusión desde niño es jugar en el Real Madrid" (Lass: "Ever since I was a kid I've dreamt of playing for Real Madrid"); Diario AS, 6 June 2011 (Spanish)
- Solid return for Vallecano; ESPN Soccernet, 28 August 2011
- Rayo see off Betis at the death; ESPN Soccernet, 23 October 2011
- Bangoura and Costa inspire Rayo; ESPN Soccernet, 19 February 2012
- Algeria 2009: Squad list; CAF Online, 19 March 2009
- BDFutbol profile
- Alhassane Bangoura at National-Football-Teams.com
- Soccerway profile
- Stats at Footballdatabase