Sunday, July 6, 2008

Traoré and Touré

I've noticed in the past that there are a quite a few Traoré's and Touré's playing soccer in Europe and Asia (and even one Touré in the USL-1 in the United States). Here are all of the Traoré's and Touré's currently playing around the world that I could find.

Nationalities in parenthesis.

Abdou - Girondins Bordeaux - (Mali)
Abdou Razack - Rosenborg - (Ivory Coast)
Alain - AJ Auxerre (Burkina Faso)
Alou - Saipa (Mali)
Armand - Arsenal (France/Senegal)
Christian - Hammarby (Denmark/Guinea)
Dame - Valenciennes FC (France/Senegal)
Djimi - Stade Rennais (Mali/France)
Dramane - Lokomotiv Moscow (Mali)
Ibrahima - Hertha BSC (France)
Ismaël - CS Sedan-Ardennes (France/Mali)
Issa - Saipa (Mali)
Kandia - FC Sochaux (Ivory Coast)
Madimoussa - Le Mans (France/Mali)
Mahamane - OGC Nice (Mali)
Mamadu - Reggina (Burkina Faso)
Mody - Valenciennes FC (France/Senegal)
Ousmane - Al-Watani (Burkina Faso)
Sammy - PSG (Mali/France)
Seydou - Al-Qadisiyah (Burkina Faso)

Alassane - Toulouse FC (France/Senegal)
Ansu - Atlanta Silverbacks (Liberia)
Assimou - Bayer Leverkusen (Togo)
Bassala - Levadiakos (Mali)
Cherif - MC Alger (Togo)
Demba - Grasshopper (Senegal/France)
Kolo - Arsenal (Ivory Coast/England)
Yaya - Barcelona (Ivory Coast)

Not Soccer Related: Here's a little West African music knowledge for the day. There are a couple of really great Malian musicians that share these surnames. Check out these live performance videos.

Rokia Traoré

Ali Farka Touré

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