Traoré with Lorient in 2013
|Full name||Sibiri Alain Traoré|
|Date of birth||31 December 1988|
|Place of birth||Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2009||→ Brest (loan)||14||(3)|
|2015||→ Monaco (loan)||1||(0)|
* 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 9 October 2017
Sibiri Alain Traoré (born 31 December 1988 in Bobo Dioulasso) commonly known as Alain Traoré, is a Burkinabé footballer who plays as a striker for Al-Markhiya, and the Burkina Faso national team. Traoré started his career with local side Planète Champion before moving to France as a 17-year-old.
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.
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. 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
- Scores and results list Burkina Faso's goal tally first.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|21.||7 October 2017||FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa||Burkina Faso||1–3||1–3||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- As of 17 May 2014
|AS Monaco (loan)||2014–15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- "2012 Africa Cup of Nations – Group B rosters" (PDF). CAF Online. Confederation of African Football. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- "Illay Shomer". Foot Mercato. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- "Exclusive: Traoré driven by Fergie promise". Ligue1.com. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- "Traore: Auxerre was the right choice". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- Alain Traoré – French league stats at LFP
- "Alain Traoré joins AS Monaco". asm-fc.com. AS Monaco FC. 31 January 2015. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- Julián Díaz Rubio; Kalumiana Kalumiana. "African U-17 Championship 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- "Traoré, Alain". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- "Alain Traoré". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- "Chelsea : Bertrand Traoré a signé" (in French). Football Africa 365. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2013.