Abdoul Razack Traore Biography

Abdoul Razack Traore

Abdoul Razack Traore (Karabuspor, Turkey)

Abdou Razack Traoré was born 28th December 1988 in Abidjan. He is an Ivorian-born Burkinabe footballer, who plays for Karabükspor and his national team.



Traoré started his career from Raja Casablanca before he move to Rosenborg on a free transfer a few months later. At Rosenborg, he plays alongside his compatriot and Côte d’Ivoire international Didier Ya Konan, who came to the club in December 2006 from Cote d’voire club ASEC Abidjan.

Violent episode

On 24 October 2008 Traoré knocked down fellow Rosenborg player Øyvind Storflor during a training session. The following day Rosenborg released a statement that Traoré would be banned from playing the last two matches of the season.

Lechia Gdańsk

 On 20 August 2010, Traoré was signed by Polish Ekstraklasa club Lechia Gdańsk. On 28 August he made his debut for Lechia in a league match against Śląsk Wrocław. On 21 September he scored his first goal in a cup match against Górnik Zabrze. Few days later he netted his first and second goal in a league game against Górnik Zabrze.


On 15 January 2013, Traoré joined Turkish Süper Lig club Gaziantepspor on a free transfer.

International career

He made his national debut for Burkina Faso against Namibia on 27 March 2011.

Personal life

The Abidjan born Traoré holds a Burkanese passport as his parents are from Burkina Faso,  In August 2007, it was reported by Norwegian newspapers that Traoré was beat up and robbed while being on vacation in Ivory Coast.
He was featured on the list of the 50 most exciting teenagers in world football.

Rosenborg:Tippeligaen: 2009, 2010
Superfinalen: 2010

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