Sammy Traoré

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Sammy Traoré
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Personal information
Full name Sammy Traoré
Date of birth (1976-02-25) February 25, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Créteil, France
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2002 Créteil-Lusitanos 149 (1)
2002–2006 Nice 112 (11)
2006–2012 Paris Saint-Germain 67 (1)
2007-2008 Auxerre (loan) 25 (1)
National team
2001–2008 Mali 20 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 August 2014.

Sammy Traoré (born 25 February 1976 in Créteil) is a French and Malian football defender, who currently a free agent. He makes good use of the stepover technique, rarely seen in defenders, to maintain possession and also start an attacking move.


Traore is a regular and successful member of the Mali national team and has even scored a spectacular goal for them. He can also be useful as a striker when necessary.

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