Kandia Traoré

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Kandia Traoré
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Personal information
Full name Kandia Émile Traoré
Date of birth (1980-07-05) 5 July 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Stade d'Abidjan
2001–2004 Espérance Tunis 44 (31)
2003–2004 Al-Ain (loan) 22 (15)
2004 Al-Hilal Omdurman
2004–2005 Etoile du Sahel 19 (14)
2005–2007 Le Havre 73 (32)
2007 Al-Nasr
2008–2010 Sochaux 15 (0)
2008–2009 Strasbourg (loan) 31 (11)
2009–2010 Caen (loan) 29 (7)
2010–2013 Caen 78 (8)
National team
2001–2008 Cote d'Ivoire 25 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:34, 25 February 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kandia Émile Traoré (born 5 July 1980 in Abidjan) is an Ivorian football striker.

Club career[edit]

He started his career at Tunisian club Espérance Tunis, before moving to Le Havre in 2005. In January 2008, he signed a three and a half deal with FC Sochaux-Montbéliard. On 17 July 2009, SM Caen have signed the Ivorian forward from Sochaux on loan for a season.

International career[edit]

Following an impressive start to the 2006–07 Ligue 2 season, he was called up to the national squad for the friendly against Sweden on 15 November 2006, making his debut as a substitute. In March 2007, he was one of four players to receive a late call-up for the Ivorian's African Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar in Antananarivo, due to injuries to other members of the squad. He was also the member of the team at 2002 African Cup of Nations.

Goals for Senior National Team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
. 29 January 2002 Stade Abdoulaye Nakoro Cissoko, Kayes, Mali  DR Congo
3 – 1
3 – 1
2002 African Cup of Nations
. 22 May 2008 Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, Japan  Paraguay
1 – 0
1 – 1
2008 Kirin Cup

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