Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Adama Traoré was born on 3 February, 1990. He is an Ivorian professional footballer, who plays as a left-back for Göztepe. He has also played for Australian clubs Melbourne Victory and Gold Coast United. Traoré has both an Ivorian passport and an Australian Passport.
Traoré began his career in his native Côte d’Ivoire. He played for Ecole de Football Yéo Martial. He later signed a three-year contract with former A-League club Gold Coast United, after impressing in trial matches. Gold Coast United invited him for a trial after having watched highlights of his performances at the 2007 Toulon Tournament.
In 2010, Adama stated the move to the former A-League club Gold Coast United was a stepping stone in his ambitions of playing club football internationally. Due to Gold Coast United having its A-League license revoked, it was announced on 15 March 2012 that Traore had signed a two-year contract with A-League club Melbourne Victory. Adama made his debut for the Victory in their Round 1 clash with cross-town rivals Melbourne Heart, an encounter which the Victory lost 2–1. On 9 March 2013, Traore suffered a high grade, high ankle ligament rupture which sidelined him for the rest of the 2012–13 season.
Adama has had spells with the Côte d’Ivoire U17, Côte d’Ivoire U19, and Côte d’Ivoire U21, playing a total of seven games for his Country, scoring only one goal. He has played two games in the CAF-organised 2007 African Youth Championship (versus Congo and The Gambia) which doubled as a qualifier for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. During the same year, Adama also participated in the Toulon Tournament and the UEMOA Tournament.