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Iya Traoré
Guinean association football player

Iya Traoré

Iya Traoré
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Intro Guinean association football player
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Guinea
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 1986, Guinea
Age 36 years
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Iya Traore (born 1986) is a Guinean footballer and freestyler who has been featured in Guinness World Records three times. He is currently based in Paris where he features on TV shows, reality TV shows, music videos and commercials.

Early and personal life

Iya started as a local goalkeeper in his village, Kebeya in Guinée. After his dad returned from Europe, he decided to move out to study in Conakry where he truly discovered his passion for football. In Conakry, he joined the football club Ibrahim FC and won many trophies with them.

Football career

In 2000, Iya arrived in Paris where he played for football clubs such as ESP, Paris FC, Paris Saint Germain and at same time helped his father, an African art merchant.

Freestyle career

Iya Performing before a crowd
Iya Performing during the recording of Guinness World Records 2004

Iya has rebranded onto the global stage what freestyle has to be which gave him documentary opportunities and awards from across the Globe. He has performed in 2014 in Shakira's La La La Music video for the world cup in Brazil. He has performed in over 40 countries including China, France, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, Italy, US, Brazil etc.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 13 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://iya.fr/en/iya_bio.php
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/07/iya-traore-football-frees_n_2257383.html
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/most-steps-climbed-backwards-on-a-ladder-while-controlling-a-football-with-the-feet
http://www.sofoot.com/iya-traore-l-otarie-de-montmartre-172015.html
http://www.totalprosports.com/2012/11/26/check-out-this-insane-freestyle-soccer-juggler-videos/
http://www.walfoot.be/fra/news/lis/2010-10-12/iya-traore-du-psg-a-la-rue
http://www.ameyawdebrah.com/watsup-tv-presents-iya-traore-live-marina-mall-august-30/
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