Amadou Haidara

Squad No. 8
Date of Birth January 31, 1998
Age 23
Height 175cm
Team
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Bamako
Previous Clubs RB Salzburg

Amadou Haidara (born 31 January 1998) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for German club RB Leipzig and the Mali national team.

Red Bull Salzburg
Haidara started his career with the Malian side JMG Academy Bamako. In July 2016, he was signed by FC Red Bull Salzburg. He was sent out on loan to the second league side FC Liefering, which is the farm team of Red Bull Salzburg. Haidara also played for the FC Red Bull Salzburg U-19 team in the UEFA Youth League. There he scored two goals versus FK Vardar.

He made his first appearance in the third round of the 2016–17 league versus LASK Linz. He substituted Gideon Mensah after the halftime break and scored his first goal in the 48th minute for Liefering.

During the 2017–18 season, Salzburg had their best ever European campaign. They finished top of their Europa League group, for a record fourth time, before beating Real Sociedad and Borussia Dortmund thus making their first ever appearance in the UEFA Europa League semi-final. On 3 May 2018, he played in the Europa League semi-finals as Olympique de Marseille played out a 1–2 away loss but a 3–2 aggregate win to secure a place in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final.

RB Leipzig
On 22 December 2018, Haidara was signed by German club RB Leipzig. On 30 March 2019, he scored his Bundesliga goal in a 5–0 win over Hertha BSC. In the 2019–20 season, RB Leipzig managed to reach the Champions League semi-finals.

On 8 December 2020, he scored his first Champions League goal in a 3–2 win over Manchester United in the 2020–21 season.