Bertrand Traore Biography

Bertrand Traore

Bertrand Traore (Ajax, Netherlands)

Bertrand Isidore Traoré was born on 6th September 1995. He is a professional footballer from Burkina Faso who plays as a forward for Eredivisie club Ajax, on loan from Premier League club Chelsea,Ajax and the Burkina Faso national team.

Traoré represented Burkina Faso at two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments at the age of 15,

Club career

Bertrand Traore started his career at Auxerre, before he moved to Chelsea, making his debut in a one-and-a-half-year loan at Vitesse in the Eredivisie.

Chelsea

In August 2010, reports has it that Traoré had joined the Chelsea Academy from French club Auxerre in August 2010, rejecting Manchester United in the process, The statement was dismissed by Chelsea.

In December 2013, Traoré officially pend a four-and-half year deal with Chelsea senior team He signed a contract for Chelsea’s senior team, and completed the transfer on the 1 January 2014

On 2 January 2014, Traoré signed on loan for Eredivisie side Vitesse. On 26 January

On 22 June 2015, Traoré received a work permit and therefore clearance to play for Chelsea for the 2015–16 season onwards. He was given the number 14 shirt, previously worn by André Schürrle.

On 12 August 2016, Traoré signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea and joined Ajax on loan for the 2016–17 campaign, which reunited him with former Vitesse manager, Peter Bosz.

Bertrand Traore


International career

Traoré participated at the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup and 2011 African U-17 Championship, and helped Burkina Faso beat Rwanda 2–1 in the continental final.

At the age of 15, Traoré made his debut for the senior national team on 3 September 2011, in a friendly match against Equatorial Guinea. He debut at an Africa Cup of Nations finals in the 2012 edition, becoming one of the youngest players to do so. He came on as a 66th-minute substitute for Narcisse Yaméogo in the 2–1 loss to Sudan in their final group stage match as the nation was eliminated.

Traoré scored his first goal for the main side on 14 August 2013, the first of a 2–1 away win over Morocco. At the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, he played all three of the team’s games in another group stage exit, starting the first two.

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International goals

Scores and results list Burkina Faso’s goal tally.