Iya Traore is a very talented and recognised free-styling footballer whom often makes an appearance as a street performer at the iconic Sacre Coeur in Pairs.
Iya was born in 1986 from Republic of Guinea, Africa. His father moved him to Europe in 2000 in order to continue his studies and provide him with a better chance of becoming a professional footballer.
In this time Iya has been a part of Parisian teams such as ESP, Paris FC and even Paris Saint Germain (PSG). In an effort to continue his studies and continue helping his father with his business, Iya was affected by the heavy work load and as a correlation the PSG football club decide not to renew Iya’s contract.
Note: Sorry for the shaky camera work in the beginning of the video.
Iya’s positive attitude enabled him to keep honing his skills as a freestyle football artist and now continues to dazzle visitors from all around the world. Iya has been featured on many television shows, competitions and expedition matches since then. Even as his notoriety and celebrity status continues to rise he still stuns his audience as a street performer on a regular basis.
For more information about Iya head over to his website or Facebook page below.