Spanish footballer (born 1996)

Adama Traoré

Traoré playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2020

Personal information
Full name Adama Traoré Diarra[1]
Date of birth
(1996-01-25)
25 January 1996
(age 26)

[two]
Place of birth L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Kingdom of spain
Summit one.78 k (5 ft 10 in)[three]
Position(s) Winger
Club information

Current team

Barcelona (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Number 11
Youth career
Hospitalet
2004–2013 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team
Apps
(Gls)
2013–2015 Barcelona B 63 (8)
2013–2015 Barcelona 1 (0)
2015–2016 Aston Villa 11 (0)
2016–2018 Middlesbrough 61 (5)
2018– Wolverhampton Wanderers 123 (viii)
2022– → Barcelona (loan) 0 (0)
National squad
2012 Spain U16 5 (0)
2012–2013 Spain U17 5 (i)
2013–2014 Spain U19 6 (0)
2018 Kingdom of spain U21 ii (0)
2020– Spain 8 (0)
* Senior lodge appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct equally of 22 Jan 2022
‡ National team caps and goals correct every bit of one December 2021

Adama Traoré Diarra
(born 25 January 1996) is a Castilian professional footballer who plays equally a winger for La Liga society Barcelona, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers, and the Spain national team.

Traoré began his career with Barcelona, appearing mainly for the reserves. In 2015, he signed for Aston Villa and a year later on Middlesbrough, earlier joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 2018.

Traoré has represented Kingdom of spain internationally at both youth and senior levels, making his senior debut in 2020.

Social club career

Barcelona

Traoré was built-in in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, to Malian parents.[4]
He joined Barcelona’s youth setup in 2004 at the age of viii, later a brief catamenia with neighbouring 50’Hospitalet.[5]
In 2013 he was promoted to the B-squad, and fabricated his debut on 6 October in a 0–1 abroad defeat confronting Ponferradina in the Segunda División championship.[6]

On 9 November 2013, Traoré came on as a half-fourth dimension substitute but was sent off for conceding a penalty in a 0–3 loss to Existent Jaén at the Mini Estadi.[7]
Two weeks later, he played his start La Liga game at the age of only 17, replacing Neymar late on in the iv–0 home win over Granada;[8]
he made his kickoff advent in the UEFA Champions League on 26 Nov, coming on for Cesc Fàbregas in the 82nd infinitesimal of a 1–2 defeat away to Ajax in the grouping stage.[9]

Traoré also featured for Barcelona’south under-19 side in the inaugural edition of the UEFA Youth League, playing five times and netting twice as they won the trophy.[ten]
He scored his first official goal for the
Blaugrana’southward principal team on 16 December 2014, playing 16 minutes and contributing with a solo goal in an 8–1 home demolition of Huesca in the 2014–15 Copa del Rey.[11]

Aston Villa

On 14 August 2015, Traoré joined Premier League club Aston Villa on a five-year deal for a reported £vii million (€10 million) that could rise to €12 meg, with Barcelona inserting a iii-year buy-back clause in his contract.[12]
He made his debut eight days later against Crystal Palace, and his cross led to an own goal from Pape Souaré 8 minutes afterward he had entered the game as a substitute for Carlos Sánchez.[xiii]
He scored his outset goal 3 days afterwards, the team’s start of a 5–iii dwelling win over Notts County in the second round in the League Cup.[14]

Traoré came on every bit a second-one-half substitute for the terminal-placed Villans abroad to relegation rivals Sunderland on 2 Jan 2016, and via a counter-attack he assisted compatriot Carles Gil’south aeriform volley equaliser – he was later replaced himself through injury, equally his team lost 3–1.[15]
Following that game, he was dropped from the squad due to indiscipline,[16]
as the season ended with relegation.

Middlesbrough

On 31 August 2016, Traoré signed a four-year contract with Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee and Albert Adomah moved in the opposite direction.[17]
He made his debut on 10 September 2016 in a 1–2 home loss to Crystal Palace, replacing Cristhian Stuani for the final nine minutes;[xviii]
during his first flavor, he took function in 31 matches without scoring.[19]

Traoré played during 2017–18, starting time nether Garry Monk and then Tony Pulis, with his pace sometimes causing several problems for opposition defenders, including an impressive performance against Leeds United on 2 March 2018 in a three–0 win.[twenty]
He totalled 5 goals and ten assists during the campaign every bit his team reached the play-offs in the Championship,[21]
where they were knocked out by his former side Aston Villa;[22]
consequently, he won Middlesbrough’south Fans’ Player of the Yr, Young Player of the Year and Players’ Role player of the Year awards.[23]

Wolverhampton Wanderers

On viii August 2018, Traoré joined newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers on a five-year bargain for an undisclosed fee[24]
in the region of £18 million.[25]
He scored his first goal for the team and in the Premier League on one September – in his 40th appearance in the contest – in a 1–0 win away to Westward Ham United.[26]
His first beginning occurred on 27 October, in a 0–1 abroad defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion.[27]

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On 6 Oct 2019, in his 50th competitive appearance for Wolves, Traoré scored both goals in a 2–0 away victory against reigning champions Manchester City.[28]
He scored his first goal in UEFA European club football as Wolves drew iii–3 abroad to Braga in the UEFA Europa League group stage on 28 November.[29]

Traoré scored his debut Molineux goal for his club in a 1–2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on 15 December 2019.[xxx]
He won the PFA Thespian of the Month award for January 2020 with 45 percentage of fan votes.[31]

Traoré’due south beginning goal for Wolves in the 2020–21 flavor came in their 1–0 home victory over Crystal Palace in a FA Cup tertiary-round game on 8 January 2021.[32]

Traoré marked his 100th Premier League appearance for Wolves with his tenth goal for the club in a 2–1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux on 9 May 2021.[33]

Traoré scored his debut goal of the 2021–22 season on fifteen Jan 2022, in a 3–1 Premier League victory over Southampton at Molineux.[34]

Return to Barcelona

On 29 January 2022, Barcelona announced that they had reached an understanding with Wolverhampton Wanderers to bring Traoré dorsum on a loan, with a contract until 30 June 2022 and an option to make the deal permanent.[35]

International career

On 17 Feb 2014, the Malian Football Federation reported that Traoré and his older brother Moha had decided to represent Mali at senior level.[36]
However, in an interview with BBC Sport in October 2015, the former stated that he was nonetheless considering his international options.[37]
He made his debut for the Castilian nether-21s on 22 March 2018, playing fifteen minutes in the five–3 away win over Northern Ireland in the 2019 UEFA European Championship qualifiers.[38]

In Nov 2019, Traoré declared that he wanted to play for Mali. Still, days later he received his first phone call-up to the Spanish national squad for Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Malta and Romania in place of injured Rodrigo.[39]
He pulled out of the squad himself due to injury, and was replaced past Pablo Sarabia.[40]

In January 2020, he said he had not decided between Spain and Mali after a photograph of him posing with a Mali shirt circulated online, saying “I am grateful (to accept the take a chance) with the two international teams – Spain where I was born and Mali where my origins are.”[41]

In August 2020, Traoré was again called up ahead of Spain’s September UEFA Nations League matches against Deutschland and Ukraine.[42]
However, he was removed from the squad after testing positive for COVID-19 on 31 August.[43]
He missed the Germany match as he awaited the event of the second test to determine if the initial result was a false positive. The second exam upshot was negative and Traoré rejoined the team on 3 September, ahead of the Ukraine match.[44]
On 6 September, Traoré was one time once again ordered to leave the military camp after a PCR test showed a high antibody count.[45]

On 7 October 2020, Traoré made his beginning appearance for Kingdom of spain in a friendly match against Portugal, coming on as a substitute in the 62nd infinitesimal. The match concluded in a scoreless draw.[46]
On 10 October, Traoré again came on equally a substitute for Espana in a Nations League match against Switzerland.[47]
Both Mali and Spain had named Traoré to their respective squads for their matches during the October international fixture window,[48]
but with his appearance in a competitive match against Switzerland, he is cap-tied to Spain and FIFA eligibility rules prevents him from representing Republic of mali.[49]

On 24 May 2021, he was included in Luis Enrique’southward 24-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020.[50]

Style of play

Tim Sherwood, Traoré’s director at Villa, compared him to both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, saying he had “a bit” of both. Catherine Wilson of
ESPN FC
credited his “athleticism”, though besides remarked that his “footballing encephalon and teamwork skills are definitely up for argue”.[51]

In 2018, ESPN’s Matt Stanger acknowledged Traoré’s pace and force, and added that he “is now showing the sophistication to find the killer laissez passer”, while boasting “rapid acceleration” and “first-class close control to shield the brawl from defenders”; Stanger also believed Traoré’s “defensive contribution” to be developed, pointing his cardinal weaknesses as “moments of recklessness” and “controlling” which “continues to frustrate his teammates”;[52]
he was also described by
Teesside Gazette’due south Philip Tallentire as a ‘talismanic playmaker’, after his form during the 2017–18 season.[23]
The Daily Mirror listed Traoré 2d in the pinnacle x fastest players of the 2019–20 Premier League Flavor, with a top speed of 23.48 mph.[53]

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While with Wolverhampton Wanderers, after his commencement three appearances as a substitute, Michael Butler of
The Guardian
reported: “Traoré has e’er been regarded as a crude diamond, lightning quick but perhaps lacking composure or an terminate product. […] Per 90 minutes, nobody in the Premier League has created more chances than the 22-twelvemonth-old or completed fifty-fifty half the number of successful dribbles: Eden Hazard has 5.56 to Traoré’south 11.87.[54]

Personal life

Traoré’due south elder brother, Moha, is as well a footballer.[55]

Traoré is a Muslim.[56]

Career statistics

Gild

Every bit of match played 22 January 2022
[57]
Appearances and goals past society, season and contest
Guild Flavour League National Loving cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Partition Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2013–14 Segunda División 26 five 26 5
2014–15 Segunda División 37 3 37 3
Full 63 8 63 8
Barcelona 2013–14 La Liga ane ane[c] 2 0
2014–15 La Liga 2 i ii 1
Full 1 two 1 1 iv 1
Aston Villa 2015–16 Premier League 10 1 1 11 1
2016–17 Title 1 1 0
Total 11 ane i 12 i
Middlesbrough 2016–17 Premier League 27 4 31 0
2017–18 Championship 34 5 2 2 two[d] 40 v
Total 61 five 6 2 2 71 5
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2018–xix Premier League 29 one 5 two 36 1
2019–20 Premier League 37 four ii fifteen[east] 2 54 vi
2020–21 Premier League 37 2 3 i 1 41 3
2021–22 Premier League xx ane 1 2 23 1
Total 123 8 eleven i v 15 2 154 eleven
Barcelona (loan) 2021–22 La Liga 0
Career total 259 21 xix 2 viii ane sixteen 2 ii 304 26

  1. ^

    Includes Copa del Rey, FA Cup

  2. ^

    Includes Football game League/EFL Loving cup

  3. ^

    Advent in UEFA Champions League

  4. ^

    Appearances in Championship play-offs

  5. ^

    Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International

Equally of match played 8 September 2021
[58]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2020 five 0
2021 iii 0
Total viii 0

Honours

Barcelona Youth

  • UEFA Youth League: 2013–fourteen[10]

Barcelona

  • Copa del Rey: 2014–15[eleven]

Private

  • Segunda División Team of the Twelvemonth: 2013–14[59]
  • Middlesbrough Fans’ Player of the Year: 2017–18[23]
  • Middlesbrough Players’ Histrion of the Year: 2017–18[23]
  • Middlesbrough Young Player of the Year: 2017–18[23]
  • PFA Actor of the Month: January 2020[sixty]

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External links



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adama_Traor%C3%A9_(footballer,_born_1996)