Bertrand Traoré

Squad No. 15
Date of Birth September 6, 1995
Age 26
Height 181cm
Team
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Bobo-Dioulasso
Previous Clubs Olympique Lyon

Bertrand Isidore Traoré (born 6 September 1995) is a Burkinabé professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Burkina Faso national team.

After beginning his career at Auxerre, he finished his development at Chelsea, and made his debut in a one-and-a-half-year loan at Vitesse in the Eredivisie. After a season in the Premier League with Chelsea, he was loaned back to the Netherlands to play for Ajax in 2016, and a year later signed for Lyon for €10 million.

A full international from the age of 15, Traoré represented Burkina Faso at three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

On 19 September 2020, Traoré signed for Premier League side Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee, believed to be £17 million. On 24 September 2020, Traoré made his Aston Villa debut, scoring his first goal for them in the process, in a 3-0 away victory in the EFL Cup against Bristol City.

On 20 December 2020, Traoré scored his first Premier League goal in four years in a 3-0 away victory over local rivals West Bromwich Albion.