Lass Bangoura

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Lass Bangoura
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Bangoura playing for Rayo Vallecano in 2013
Personal information
Full name Alhassane Bangoura
Date of birth (1992-03-30) 30 March 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Rayo Vallecano
Number 19
Youth career
Étoile de Guinée
2010–2011 Rayo Vallecano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Rayo Vallecano 117 (6)
2015 Granada (loan) 14 (0)
2016 Reims (loan) 10 (1)
National team
2009 Guinea U17
2011– Guinea 30 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2016

Alhassane “Lass” Bangoura (born 30 March 1992) is a Guinean professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Rayo Vallecano as a right winger.

Club career[edit]

Born in Conakry, Bangoura began his career with local Étoile de Guinée. In 2010, aged 18, he joined the youth ranks of Spanish club Rayo Vallecano, scoring 23 goals in 25 games in his last year as a junior.

Without having played for Rayo Vallecano B, Lass managed to appear in four Segunda División matches with the first team during the 2010–11 season, as the Madrid side returned to La Liga after an eight-year absence. In June 2011 he attracted the interest of neighbouring Real Madrid, who made an offer to purchase the player.[1]

Bangoura made his debut in Spain's top division on 28 August 2011, playing 31 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against Athletic Bilbao.[2] On 23 October he netted in a 2–0 win at Real Betis, who also had promoted the previous campaign;[3] on 19 February 2012 he scored a brace in a 5–3 away success over Levante UD.[4]

In the early days of the 2015 January transfer window, Bangoura was loaned to fellow league side Granada CF until June.[5] He scored on his debut on the 8th, but in a 1–2 home loss to Sevilla FC for the Copa del Rey.[6]

On 31 January 2016, Bangoura was loaned to Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims until the end of the season.[7] He netted in his fifth appearance to help to a 4–1 success over FC Girondins de Bordeaux,[8] in an eventual relegation after four years.

International career[edit]

Bangoura represented Guinea during the 2009 African Under-17 Championship.[9] He made his debut for the senior team in 2011 at only 19, and was selected for the following year's Africa Cup of Nations.


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