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Armand Traore

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

08/10/1989

Height

185 cm

Signed

31/01/2018

Country

Senegal

Armand Traoré joined the Bluebirds on loan from Nottingham Forest on deadline day of the January 2018 window.

Armand first broke through at Arsenal after graduating from their academy in 2006. He made his first team debut from the bench in a League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion, before going on to make an additional 31 appearances for the Premier League side.

During his five years at the Gunners, Traoré joined Portsmouth and Juventus on loan, before being signed by Neil Warnock's Queens Park Rangers in August 2011. He made 92 appearances for the Loftus Road side, scoring two goals and crafting four assists during his five years there.

In July 2016, Armand signed a three-year deal with Championship side Nottingham Forest. He appeared 32 times for the Reds and won a penalty in their historic 4-2 Emirates FA Cup victory over his former employers, Arsenal.

The 28-year-old represented France at U19 and U21 level, before opting to represent Senegal’s first team. He has six caps for the west African nation since making his debut against Morocco in August 2011.

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