|Date of birth||7 October 1988|
|Place of birth||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2010–2011||→ Trofense (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 August 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Ouagadougou, Ouattara began his career in Etoile Filante Ouagadougou. In July 2008 he signed with Portugal's U.D. Leiria in the second division, and played his first game on 21 August against C.D. Santa Clara. He contributed with 25 matches (one goal) as the club promoted back to the top level, but appeared significantly less in the following year.
In September 2011, after spending one season on loan to C.D. Trofense – division two, less than one third of the matches played – Ouattara left Leiria and signed for Nîmes Olympique in the French third division. In the following campaign he moved teams and countries again, joining Bulgaria's PSFC Chernomorets Burgas after a period of trial.
Ouattara made his debuts for Burkina Faso not yet aged 20, helping to a 2–1 away win against Tunisia on 1 June 2008 for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. On 8 January 2013 he was selected for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, playing against Togo in the quarterfinals as the tournament ended with runner-up honours for the nation.
|1.||21 June 2008||Stade du 4-Août, Burkina Faso||Seychelles||3–1||4–1||2010 World Cup qualification|
- Reforços do Burkina-Faso – Parte 2 – Koulibaly e Ouattara (Burkina-Faso buys – Part 2 – Koulibaly and Ouattara); at Uniaodeleiria.blogspot
- Феновете на Черноморец избраха Уатара за най-добър чужденец; Burgas Topnovini, 23 July 2013 (Bulgarian)
- Единствено Уатара представя "А" група за Купата на Африка (Only Ouattara represents A PFG in the ACN); Novsport, 8 January 2013 (Bulgarian)
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- Issouf Ouattara at National-Football-Teams.com
- Issouf Ouattara – FIFA competition record
- Soccerway profile