Adama Traoré (footballer, born 5 June 1995)

Adama Traoré (born 5 June 1995) is a Malian professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Metz and the Mali national team as a winger.

Adama Traoré
Personal information
Full name Adama Traoré
Date of birth (1995-06-05) 5 June 1995
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Youth career
2011–2013 Bamako
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2018 Mazembe 153 (27)
2018– Metz 2 (0)
2019Orléans (loan) 6 (0)
2019– Metz B 5 (1)
National team
2012–2013 Mali U20
2015 Mali U23 4 (1)
2013– Mali 28 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:23, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:39, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Club career


In 2011, Traoré joined the youth ranks of Olympique Bamako, and in summer 2013 joined TP Mazembe.[1] He made his CAF Champions League debut in a 0–0 draw to Egyptian side Zamalek in the 2014 CAF Champions League group stage.[2] On 10 August 2014, he scored his first goal in the CAF Champions League, in a 3–1 home win against Sudanese club Al-Hilal.[3] Next season, he helped Mazembe win a 5th continental title, playing in both the legs of the final against USM Alger, coming close in the second match when his shot from close range missed the target narrowly.[4] Mazembe thus qualified for the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, where they finished 6th after losing to Sanfrecce Hiroshima and América.[5]

On 20 February 2016, he won the 2016 CAF Super Cup, after a 2–1 win over Tunisian side Étoile du Sahel.[6] In the 2016 season, after losing 3–1 on aggregate to Wydad Casablanca, Mazembe qualified for the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup play-off round where they faced Stade Gabèsien. He made his CAF Confederation Cup debut in the first leg against Gabèsien and was subbed out in the 69th minute for Déo Kanda.[7] Mazembe eventually went all the way and on 6th November 2016 won their first Confederation Cup title after defeating MO Béjaïa in the final.[8] Mazembe retained the Confederation Cup next season, when they defeated Supersport United in the final. Traoré scored in the first leg when his strike made its way through a crowd of players leaving Ronwen Williams very little time to react.[9] Traoré also won the 2013–14, 2015–16 and 2016–17 league seasons with Mazembe.[1]


On 20 August 2018, Traoré joined French club FC Metz on a four-year deal.[10] He made his Ligue 2 debut on 17 September, coming on as an 87th minute substitute for Opa Nguette in a 3–1 away victory over Béziers.[11] In January 2019, he was loaned to Orléans of the same league until the end of the season.[12]

International career

Traoré was part of the Mali under-20 team who participated in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.[13] He only played one match where he was withdrawn at half time for Tiécoro Keita, in a 4–1 defeat against Mexico, as Mali went down in the group stage.[14]

On 6 July 2013, Traoré made his national team debut in a 3–1 2014 CHAN qualification win over Guinea. On 6 January 2014, he was named in Mali's 23-man squad for the 2014 African Nations Championship.[15] Five days later, he scored his first ever senior international goal in the 2–1 opening match win against Nigeria, nutmegging keeper Chigozie Agbim in a 2–1 win.[16] After topping the group ahead of Nigeria, Mali were knocked out of the tournament in the quarter-finals, 2–1 by Zimbabwe.[17] In November 2015, Traoré was named in Mali's 21-man squad for the 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal.[18]

On 16 June 2019, he was named in Mali's 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.[19] On 24 June 2019, he scored in his side's 4–1 opening match win against Mauritania, coming on in the 61st minute for Adama Traoré II.[20]

Personal life

Traoré was an international teammate of a player of the same name, who was born in the same month. The two were also at Metz at the same time.[21] To distinguish between them, the latter was also known as Adama Noss Traoré.[22]

Career statistics


As of matches played on 14 November 2019[23]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Mali 201330

International goals

Scores and results list Mali's goal tally first.
1.11 January 2014Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa Nigeria2–02–12014 African Nations Championship
2.9 September 2018Juba Stadium, Juba, South Sudan South Sudan2–03–02019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3.23 March 2019Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali3–03–0
4.23 June 2019Suez Stadium, Suez, Egypt Mauritania4–14–12019 Africa Cup of Nations
5.5 September 2019Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia1–01–1Friendly
6.14 November 2019Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali Guinea1–02–22021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


TP Mazembe


  1. "Metz acquire striker Adama Traoré from TP Mazembe". Get French Football News. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  2. "Mazembe accroche Zamalek à Alexandrie" (in French). Adiac Congo. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. "TP Mazembe reach African CL semis after Hilal win". Al-Ahram. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  4. "MAZEMBE BEAT USMA TO REACH FIFTH HEAVEN". CAF. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  5. Korain, Mohamed (16 December 2015). "TP Mazembe finish sixth after loss against Club América". KingFut. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  6. "TP Mazembe Clinch CAF Super Cup". Soccer Laduma. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  7. "TP Mazembe grab dramatic win over Tunisia's Stade Gabesien". BBC Sport. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  8. "KALABA INSPIRES MAZEMBE TO CONFED CUP TITLE". CAF. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  9. "Mazembe edge United in tightly contested final". CAF. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  10. "Adama Traoré est Messin !" [Adama Traoré is a Metz player!] (in French). FC Metz. 20 August 2018.
  11. "Revivez la victoire du FC Metz à Béziers (1-3)". Le Républicain Lorrain (in French). 17 September 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  12. "Adama Traoré (FC Metz) prêté à l'USO jusqu'à la fin de saison" [Adama Traoeé (FC Metz_ loaned to USO until the end of the season] (in French). US Orléans. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  13. "FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  14. "Mexico give themselves hope". FIFA. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  15. "THE 23 EAGLES OF MALI". Africa Top Sports. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  16. "Mali pull off shock win over Nigeria". BBC Sport. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  17. "Nigeria and Zimbabwe through to semi-finals". BBC Sport. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  18. "Egypt, Mali, Nigeria make changes to squads". CAF. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  19. Soliman, Seif (16 June 2019). "Moussa Djenepo, Moussa Marega lead Mali squad for 2019 AFCON". KingFut. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  20. "Mali 41 Mauritania". BBC Sport. 24 June 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  21. "Mercato - Metz : un deuxième Adama Traoré recruté ! (officiel)" [Transfer market - Metz: a second Adama Traoré recruited! (official)] (in French). Afrik Foot. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  22. "FC Metz : Adama Noss Traoré, la petite étincelle en plus" [FC Metz: Adama Noss Traoré, more of the little spark]. Le Républican Lorrain (in French). 1 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  23. Adama Traoré at
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