Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce that Adama Traore has re-signed with the club for the 2020/21 A-League season.
Traore follows Matt Acton as the latest player to extend his contract under new Head Coach, Grant Brebner.
The 2013/14 Victory Medallist was one of the club’s most consistent performers last season and will once again provide stability and attacking spark on the left side of the pitch.
Traore said he can’t wait to get back to pre-season training next week.
“I’m very happy to have re-signed with Melbourne Victory for this season,” Traore said.
“We know we have a lot of hard work to get back to playing the football our members and fans expect, but I’m looking forward to returning for pre-season training.
“Playing for our members and fans is something I love and their support always lifts the team. We want to play an exciting brand of football which not only wins us matches but makes our fans happy.”
Not only is Traore a Victory fan favourite, but he is highly respected amongst his teammates.
The 30-year-old’s years of experience playing on the international stage and in Europe continues to benefit the playing group on and off the pitch.
Head Coach Grant Brebner said Traore is a fantastic role model for the squad.
“We are thrilled to have Adama re-commit to the club for this season,” Brebner said.
“Adama is not only the ultimate professional and a fierce competitor, but he understands the Victory culture, our standards, our expectations and the way we want to play.
“He is such an important member of squad because he leads by example and cares for his teammates on and off the pitch.
“Not only is Adama a reliable defender, he has an incredible work rate and provides us with the ability to quickly transition from defence to attack.”
Traore has made 98 A-League appearances for Victory to date.