Ismaël Bangoura is a Guinean football striker who currently plays for the Guinea national team.
Ismael Bangoura was born on the 2nd of January 1985.
Bangoura began his career at local side Athlético Coléah, before being spotted by scouts from French amateurs Gazélec Ajaccio. He joined the Corsican side, scoring 15 times in 44 games for his new club, before moving to French Ligue 1 side Le Mans in 2005.
He made his debut on November 5, 2005 against French giants Marseille, starting his top-flight career in perfect style with a goal in his sides 3–0 victory. He ended his first season having played 23 times, scoring a respectable six goals. He was the top scorer for Le Mans in the 2006–07 season, with 12 goals in 33 games as well as being the joint second highest scorer in Ligue 1.
On 2 September 2010, Bangoura signed for Al Nasr SC on a four-year-contract for an estimated fee believed to be €8 million.He scored his first goal on 16 September 2010 in a 3–1 win against Al-Ahli Dubai. During the 2010-11 season, he scored 10 goals from 17 league matches and was admired for his performances by Al Nasr and other Emirati clubs.
Early in the 2011-12 season, he decided to move away temporarily from the club for African Nations Cup in January 2012, which could see him unavailable for almost two months. Al Nasr accepted his decision, but did not wait for him. Bangoura was replaced by other players Brazilian Careca and Ivorian Amara Diané. Team manager Khalid Obaid explained that it was decided he would be away for too long and this wouldn't be of use to the team.
Bangoura was a member of the Guinea squad for the 2006 African Nations Cup as Guinea were eliminated in the quarter-finals after losing 2–3 to Senegal.