Ibrahima Traoré

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Ibrahima Traoré
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Traoré with VfB Stuttgart in 2011
Personal information
Full name Ibrahima Traoré
Date of birth (1988-04-21) 21 April 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Villepinte, France
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 8
Youth career
2001–2004 Charenton
2004–2005 Levallois
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Levallois 4 (0)
2006–2009 Hertha BSC II 62 (12)
2007–2009 Hertha BSC 1 (0)
2009–2011 FC Augsburg 45 (8)
2011–2014 VfB Stuttgart 75 (6)
2014– Borussia Mönchengladbach 17 (0)
National team
2010– Guinea[1] 31 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 January 2015

Ibrahima Traoré (born 21 April 1988) is a French-born Guinean international footballer who plays professionally for German club Borussia Mönchengladbach, as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Born in Villepinte, France,[2] Traoré played youth football with Charenton and Levallois.[3] He made his senior debut with Levallois in the Championnat de France Amateurs 2,[4] before transferring to German club Hertha BSC on 1 January 2007, making his Bundesliga debut for them on 9 December 2007, against 1. FC Nuremberg.[5] On 5 March, Traoré began a trial with FC Augsburg, signing a two-year contract with them on 14 July 2009. In May 2011, it was announced that Traoré will move to VfB Stuttgart at the end of the 2010–11 season.[6][7]

In December 2013, Traoré stated that he had turned down offers from a number of English clubs over the summer.[8]

In April 2014 it was announced that Traoré would sign for Borussia Mönchengladbach at the start of the 2014–15 season.[9]

International career[edit]

Traoré made his international debut for Guinea on 11 August 2010 against Mali.[10] Guinea won the match 2–0, with Traoré scoring Guinea's second goal.[11] In the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Traoré scored on 8 October 2011 in the last game of group B against Nigeria a last-second equalizer in the 90+12-minute, meaning Guinea's qualification for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.[12] In November 2014 concerns were raised about Traoré playing for Guinea due to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.[13]

He was selected to Guinea's squad for the 2015 African Cup of Nations[14] and scored the team's equaliser in a 1–1 draw with Cameroon at the group stage.[15]

Playing style[edit]

Traoré has been noted as having maturity, professionalism, and speed.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ibrahima Traoré at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Ibrahima Traoré". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Traore, Ibrahima" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ibrahima Traoré" (in French). L'Equipe.fr. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "1. FC Nürnberg – Hertha BSC Berlin 2:1 (2:0): Sieg auch herausgespielt" (in German). fussballdaten.de. 9 December 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ibrahima Traore signs for VfB". VfB Stuttgart. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "VfB Stuttgart snap up Guinea's Ibrahima Traore". BBC Sport. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  8. ^ John Bennett (18 December 2013). "Guinea's Ibrahima Traore rejected Premier League move". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Guinea's Ibrahima Traore on the move in Germany". BBC Sport. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "FCA-Profis bei Nationalteams". fcaugsburg.de (in German). FC Augsburg. 8 August 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Guinée – Mali (2–0)". starafrica.com (in French). 11 August 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2012. [dead link]
  12. ^ "A 100% VfB goal". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30114460
  14. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30636144
  15. ^ "Cameroon 1-1 Guinea". BBC. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  16. ^ Ross Dunbar (16 April 2014). "Maturity helps Guinea's Traore move in right direction". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 April 2014. His new-found professionalism and maturity are paying dividends [...] he uses his speed and qualities so well. 

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