|Full name Adama Niane|
Weight 70 kg
Height 1.82 m
|Playing position |
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Name Adama Niane
|Date of birth (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 22)|
Current team FC Nantes (#27 / Forward)
Adama Niane (born 16 June 1993) is a Malian footballer who plays as a forward for Troyes.
Club Olympique de Bamako
Born in Bamako, Niane started his career at Yeelen Olympique, joining the club as a youth player in 2003.
After playing two and a half years for the first team of Club Olympique de Bamako, Niane signed for Ligue 2 side FC Nantes in 2011. He played for the club's U19 team in the 2011-2012 season, during which they finished as runners-up in the national U19 championships and he finished as the national U19 championships top scorer. On 1 July 2012, Niane joined the club's reserve team. He made his first team debut for Nantes on 15 December 2012 in a Ligue 2 home match against Caen, coming on as a substitute for Jordan Veretout in the 92nd minute; Nantes won the match 2-1.
Niane played a total of 91 matches (he started in 81 of them) and scored 40 goals in the Championnnat de France Amateur (CFA) and the Championnnat de France Amateur 2 (CFA2) for the reserved team of Nantes from 2012 to 2016. He only played 6 competitive matches and did not score any goals (3 Ligue 1, 1 Ligue 2 and 2 Coupe de France matches) for its first team during that period.
Niane joined Ligue 2 club Troyes AC on 22 August 2016 on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract that would expire in June 2018. In January 2017, he extended his contract until June 2019. Niane was the top scorer in the 2016-17 Ligue 2, scoring 23 goals in 33 Ligue 2 matches.
On 11 Aug 2017, Niane scored his first Ligue 1 goal of his career in an away match against OGC Nice with beautiful lob over Yoan Cardinale in the 54th minute; in the 85th minute, Saîf-Eddine Khaoui (who had came on to replace Samuel Grandsir for the final few minutes of the match) scored with his first touch of the ball, thumping home after Niane's header down to him, to ensure that Troyes won the match 2-1.
Niane was named in Mali's squad for the 2013 African Youth Championship. He scored the only goal in Mali's opening game versus Nigeria.