He plays for French club Stade Rennais, whom he joined from Hamburger SV. Known by his incredible speed and by pulling withering counterattacks, Pitroipa is a very dangerous attacking midfielder.
Pitroipa played for Planete Champion in his native Burkina Faso until 2004 when he moved to Germany. In 2004, he signed with Bundesliga side SC Freiburg. He scored his first goal for Freiburg in a 3–3 draw with Greuther Fürth on 22 September 2006. He went on to make 75 league appearances, Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga, and scored 16 goals