Ibrahima Traoré

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Ibrahima Traoré
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Traoré in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-04-21) 21 April 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Villepinte, France
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 16
Youth career
2001–2004 Charenton
2004–2005 Levallois
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Levallois 4 (0)
2006–2009 Hertha BSC II 62 (12)
2007–2009 Hertha BSC 1 (0)
2009–2011 FC Augsburg 45 (8)
2011–2014 VfB Stuttgart 75 (6)
2014– Borussia Mönchengladbach 62 (6)
National team
2010– Guinea[1] 41 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 April 2017

Ibrahima Traoré (born 21 April 1988) is a French-born Guinean international footballer who plays professionally for German club Borussia Mönchengladbach, as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Born in Villepinte, France,[2] he is of Guinean descent. Traoré played youth football with Charenton and Levallois.[3] He made his senior debut with Levallois in the Championnat de France Amateurs 2,[4] before transferring to German club Hertha BSC on 1 January 2007, making his Bundesliga debut for them on 9 December 2007, against 1. FC Nuremberg.[5] On 5 March, Traoré began a trial with FC Augsburg, signing a two-year contract with them on 14 July 2009. In May 2011, it was announced that Traoré will move to VfB Stuttgart at the end of the 2010–11 season.[6][7]

In December 2013, Traoré stated that he had turned down offers from a number of English clubs over the summer.[8]

In April 2014 it was announced that Traoré would sign for Borussia Mönchengladbach at the start of the 2014–15 season.[9]

On 8 August 2015, he marked his season debut by scoring in a 4–1 win at FC St. Pauli in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.[10]

In May 2017 he signed a new contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach, lasting until 2021.[11]

International career[edit]

Traoré made his international debut for Guinea on 11 August 2010 against Mali.[12] Guinea won the match 2–0, with Traoré scoring Guinea's second goal.[13] In the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Traoré scored on 8 October 2011 in the last game of group B against Nigeria a last-second equalizer in the 90+12-minute, meaning Guinea's qualification for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.[14] In November 2014 concerns were raised about Traoré playing for Guinea due to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.[15]

He was selected to Guinea's squad for the 2015 African Cup of Nations[16] and scored the team's equaliser in a 1–1 draw with Cameroon at the group stage.[17] After the tournament he took a break from international football, returning in March 2016.[18]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Guinea's goal tally first.[1]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 October 2011 National Stadium, Abuja, Nigeria  Nigeria 2–2 2–2 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 28 January 2012 Stade de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon  Botswana 4–1 6–1 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 3 June 2012 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 9 June 2013 Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry, Guinea  Mozambique 4–1 6–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 5 March 2014 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Iran 2–0 2–1 Friendly
6. 11 October 2014 Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca, Morocco  Ghana 1–1 1–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
7. 19 November 2014 Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca, Morocco  Uganda 1–0 2–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
8. 24 January 2015 Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Cameroon 1–0 1–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Style of play[edit]

Traoré has been noted as having maturity, professionalism, and speed.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ibrahima Traoré at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Ibrahima Traoré". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Traore, Ibrahima" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ibrahima Traoré" (in French). L'Equipe.fr. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "1. FC Nürnberg – Hertha BSC Berlin 2:1 (2:0): Sieg auch herausgespielt" (in German). fussballdaten.de. 9 December 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ibrahima Traore signs for VfB". VfB Stuttgart. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "VfB Stuttgart snap up Guinea's Ibrahima Traore". BBC Sport. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  8. ^ John Bennett (18 December 2013). "Guinea's Ibrahima Traore rejected Premier League move". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Guinea's Ibrahima Traore on the move in Germany". BBC Sport. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Stindl initiates turning Gladbach". Kicker. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (23 May 2017). "Traore signs new Monchengladbach dea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "FCA-Profis bei Nationalteams". fcaugsburg.de (in German). FC Augsburg. 8 August 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Guinée – Mali (2–0)". starafrica.com (in French). 11 August 2010. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "A 100% VfB goal". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  15. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30114460
  16. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30636144
  17. ^ "Cameroon 1-1 Guinea". BBC. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  18. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35796062
  19. ^ Ross Dunbar (16 April 2014). "Maturity helps Guinea's Traore move in right direction". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 April 2014. His new-found professionalism and maturity are paying dividends [...] he uses his speed and qualities so well. 

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