Hamed Junior Traorè

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Hamed Junior Traorè
Personal information
Full name Hamed Junior Traorè[1]
Date of birth (2000-02-16) 16 February 2000 (age 20)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sassuolo (on loan from Empoli)
Number 23
Youth career
2014–2015 Boca Barco
2015–2018 Empoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Empoli 42 (2)
2019–Sassuolo (loan) 46 (6)
National team
2019– Ivory Coast U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:07, 10 January 2021 (UTC).

Hamed Junior Traorè (born 16 February 2000) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Sassuolo, on loan from Empoli.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Traorè moved to Italy at a young age with his brother, Amad, who also plays football.[2] In July 2020, an investigation into trafficking of football players was launched by Public Prosecutor office of Parma.[2] Among the involved was Hamed Mamadou Traorè, a distant relative of Amad and Hamed, who is accused of posing as their father to enable their immigration to Italy.[2]

Club career[edit]

Empoli[edit]

Traorè made his Serie B debut for Empoli on 8 October 2017 in a game against Foggia.[3] On 26 August 2018, he made his debut in Serie A in the defeat against Genoa, substituting Zajc the 85th minute.[4]

On 15 January 2019, Fiorentina agreed a deal to sign Traorè with him remaining on loan at Empoli for the remainder of the season.[5] However, at the end of the season, Empoli chairman Fabrizio Corsi announced the deal had fallen through.[6]

Sassuolo[edit]

On 12 July 2019, Traorè joined Sassuolo on a two-year loan with an option to buy.[7]

International career[edit]

Traorè debuted for the Ivory Coast U23s in a pair of 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualification matches in March 2019.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 10 January 2021[10]
Club Season League League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Empoli 2017–18 Serie B 10 0 10 0
2018–19 Serie A 32 2 1 0 33 2
Total 42 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 43 2
Sassuolo 2019–20 Serie A 31 4 2 1 33 5
2020–21 Serie A 15 2 0 0 15 2
Total 46 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 48 7
Career total 88 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 91 9

Honours[edit]

Ivory Coast U23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N. 59" [Official Press Release No. 59] (PDF). Lega Serie A. 2 October 2018. p. 4. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Traffico di calciatori, coinvolto anche il "padre" di Hamed Junior Traorè". Reggionline - Quotidianionline - Telereggio - Trc - TRM (in Italian). 10 July 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Game Report by Soccerway". Soccerway. 8 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Genoa-Empoli 2-1, orgoglio rossoblù nella notte del dolore". Repubblica.it. 26 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Official: Fiorentina sign Traore". football-italia.net. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  6. ^ "L'Empoli: "Mancano le carte, Traoré resta". La Fiorentina: "Dubbi, rifaremo le visite"" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  7. ^ "UFFICIALE: Sassuolo, ecco Traore dall'Empoli. Prestito biennale e obbligo". Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  8. ^ Marc, ALLA Jean (14 March 2019). "CAN U23 : Nicolas Tié, Kouamé Christian, Guiagon Parfait… les surprises du chef Kamara". Mondialsport.net.
  9. ^ "CAF - Competitions - Qualifiers of Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations - Match Details". www.cafonline.com.
  10. ^ "Hamed Junior Traorè". Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  11. ^ http://www.fifciv.com/?q=can-u23-egypte-2019-voici-les-el%C3%A9phants-s%C3%A9lectionn%C3%A9s
  12. ^ https://www.cafonline.com/total-u23-africa-cup-of-nations/matches/

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