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Alain Traoré
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 02/2017


Personal information
Full name

Sibiri Alain Traoré
Date of birth
1 January 1988 
Place of birth
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Height
1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Playing position
Striker

Club information
Current team

Kayserispor
Number
20

 

Burkina Faso

Kayserispor  Season 2016-

ARTICLE


Youth career

Planète Champion
2000-2004


Senior career

Planète Champion
2004-2005
19x apps / 7x goals

Auxerre
2005-2012
56x apps / 14x goals

→ Brest (loan)
2009
14x apps / 3x goals

Auxerre B
2010-2012
5x apps / 5x goals

Lorient
2012-2016
39x apps / 8x goals

Lorient B
2014-2015
11x apps / 3x goals

Kayserispor
2016-
4x apps / 0x goal


National team

Burkina Faso
2006-
33x apps / 9x goals


(* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:01, 8 October 2016 (UTC) - National team caps and goals correct as of 28 January 2017)


Sibiri Alain Traoré commonly known as Alain Traoré, is a Burkinabé footballer who plays as a striker for Kayserispor, and the Burkina Faso national team. 

Traoré started his career with local side Planète Champion before moving to France as a 17-year-old.


Club career

Traoré began his career with Planète Champion in his homeland. 

He came to prominence whilst playing for Burkina Faso in the 2005 African U-17 Championship, with his performances earning him a one-month trial with English Premier League side Manchester United. 

He impressed in his trials but was not able to sign for them due to work permit issues. 

Although he had the option of going on loan to a Belgian club first but also had interest from French Ligue 1 side AJ Auxerre. 

With the decision of his mother, he joined the French side instead.

On 4 January 2009, he was loaned out to Stade Brest 29 for six months. 

He returned to AJ Auxerre on 31 June 2009.

Traoré became a central figure in the Auxerre team.

In July 2012, he joined Ligue 1 side FC Lorient after Auxerre were relegated to Ligue 2.

On 31 January 2015, Traoré moved on loan to AS Monaco FC till the end of the 2014-15 season, with an option for AS Monaco to make the deal permanent.

 

International career

Traoré first represented Burkina Faso at under-17 level where they qualified for the 2005 African U-17 Championship. 

He scored one goal in the 3:1 defeat to Mali.

Traoré scored one goal in the 2012 African Cup of Nations, versus Angola. 

He scored the goal (in the sixth minute of injury time) which took Burkina Faso through to the 2013 African Cup of Nations at the expense of the Central African Republic and then scored three goals in the 2013 final tournament itself.

On the 4th of February 2017, Traoré scored a wonderful free kick against Ghana in the third-place playoff in the 2017 Africa cup of nations in Gabon. 

The goal was scored in the 89th minute and went on to win the bronze medal for Burkina Faso