Hamed Junior Traorè
|Full name||Hamed Junior Traorè|
|Date of birth||16 February 2000|
|Place of birth||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Sassuolo (on loan from Empoli)|
|2019–||→ Sassuolo (loan)||46||(6)|
|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).|
Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Traorè moved to Italy at a young age with his brother, Amad, who also plays football. In July 2020, an investigation into trafficking of football players was launched by Public Prosecutor office of Parma. 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.
Traorè made his Serie B debut for Empoli on 8 October 2017 in a game against Foggia. On 26 August 2018, he made his debut in Serie A in the defeat against Genoa, substituting Zajc the 85th minute.
On 15 January 2019, Fiorentina agreed a deal to sign Traorè with him remaining on loan at Empoli for the remainder of the season. However, at the end of the season, Empoli chairman Fabrizio Corsi announced the deal had fallen through.
- As of match played 10 January 2021
Ivory Coast U23
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