Alain Traoré

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Alain Traoré
FC Lorient - June 27th 2013 training - Alain Traoré 3.JPG
Personal information
Full name Sibiri Alain Traoré[1][2]
Date of birth (1988-01-01) 1 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Kayserispor
Number 20
Youth career
0000–2004 Planète Champion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Planète Champion 19 (7)
2005–2012 Auxerre 56 (14)
2009 Brest (loan) 14 (3)
2010–2012 Auxerre B 5 (5)
2012–2016 Lorient 39 (8)
2014–2015 Lorient B 11 (3)
2016– Kayserispor 11 (0)
National team
2006– Burkina Faso 34 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:46, 25 February 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 February 2017

Sibiri Alain Traoré (born 1 January 1988 in Bobo Dioulasso) commonly known as Alain Traoré, is a Burkinabé footballer who plays as a striker for Kayserispor, and the Burkina Faso national team. Traoré started his career with local side Planète Champion before moving to France as a 17-year-old.

Club career[edit]

Traoré began his career with Planète Champion in his homeland. He came to prominence whilst playing for Burkina Faso in the 2005 African U-17 Championship, with his performances earning him a one-month trial with English Premier League side Manchester United. He impressed in his trials but was not able to sign for them due to work permit issues. Although he had the option of going on loan to a Belgian club first but also had interest from French Ligue 1 side AJ Auxerre. With the decision of his mother, he joined the French side instead.[3][4]

On 4 January 2009, he was loaned out to Stade Brest 29 for six months. He returned to AJ Auxerre on 31 June 2009.[5]

Traoré became a central figure in the Auxerre team. In July 2012, he joined Ligue 1 side FC Lorient after Auxerre were relegated to Ligue 2.

On 31 January 2015, Traoré moved on loan to AS Monaco FC till the end of the 2014–15 season, with an option for AS Monaco to make the deal permanent.[6]

International career[edit]

Traoré first represented Burkina Faso at under-17 level where they qualified for the 2005 African U-17 Championship. He scored one goal in the 3–1 defeat to Mali.[7] Traoré scored one goal in the 2012 African Cup of Nations, versus Angola. He scored the goal (in the sixth minute of injury time) which took Burkina Faso through to the 2013 African Cup of Nations at the expense of the Central African Republic and then scored three goals in the 2013 final tournament itself.

On 4 February 2017, Traoré scored a wonderful free kick against Ghana in the third-place playoff in the 2017 Africa cup of nations in Gabon. The goal was scored in the 89th minute and went on to win the bronze medal for Burkina Faso

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Burkina Faso's goal tally first.[8]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 September 2007 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Senegal 1–1 1–5 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 28 March 2009 Stade du 4 Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  Guinea 2–0 4–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 11 August 2010 Stade Municipal de Senlis, Senlis, France  Congo 3–0 3–0 Friendly
4. 6 September 2010 Stade Maurice Chevalier, Cannes, France  Gabon 1–1 1–1 Friendly
5. 26 March 2011 Stade du 4 Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  Namibia 1–0 4–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6. 2–0
7. 4–0
8. 4 June 2011 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Namibia 3–0 4–1 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
9. 3 September 2011 Stade du 4 Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  Equatorial Guinea 1–0 1–0 Friendly
10. 22 January 2012 Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Angola 1–1 1–2 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
11. 14 October 2012 Stade du 4 Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  Central African Republic 1–1 3–1 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
12. 3–1
13. 21 January 2013 Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa  Nigeria 1–1 1–1 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
14. 25 January 2013 Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa  Ethiopia 1–0 4–0 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
15. 2–0
16. 5 March 2014 Stade Francis Turcan, Martigues, France  Comoros 1–0 1–1 Friendly
17. 6 September 2014 Stade du 4 Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  Lesotho 2–0 2–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
18. 10 January 2015 Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa  Swaziland 1–1 5–1 Friendly
19. 5 June 2016 Stade de Beaumer, Moroni, Comoros  Comoros 2–0 2–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
20. 4 February 2017 Stade de Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil, Gabon  Ghana 1–0 1–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Club statistics[edit]

As of 17 May 2014[9]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Auxerre 2006–07 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2007–08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Brest (loan) 2008–09 14 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 3
Total 14 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 3
Auxerre 2009–10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 20 5 1 0 1 0 3 0 25 5
2011–12 27 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 9
Total 48 14 1 0 1 0 3 0 53 14
Lorient 2012–13 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 6
2013–14 21 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 2
2014–15 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Total 38 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 40 8
AS Monaco (loan) 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club total 108 25 3 0 2 0 3 0 116 25

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother, Bertrand Traoré plays for English football club Chelsea.[10] The two were part of the Burkina Faso squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Africa Cup of Nations – Group B rosters" (PDF). CAF Online. Confederation of African Football. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Illay Shomer". Foot Mercato. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Traoré driven by Fergie promise". Ligue1.com. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Traore: Auxerre was the right choice". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Alain Traoré – French league stats at LFP
  6. ^ "Alain Traoré joins AS Monaco". http://www.asm-fc.com/. AS Monaco FC. 31 January 2015. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ Julián Díaz Rubio; Kalumiana Kalumiana. "African U-17 Championship 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Traoré, Alain". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Alain Traoré". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Chelsea : Bertrand Traoré a signé" (in French). Football Africa 365. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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