Thierno Ballo

Austria U19s
  • DATE OF BIRTH

    2 January 2002
  • BIRTHPLACE

    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Position

    Midfielder

Thierno Ballo is an exciting player who joined our Academy in January 2018 from Viktoria Koln in Germany.

An Austrian Under-19 international who can play as a striker or as a number 10, he has good speed and agility, and can create and score goals. He signed a first professional contract at the club in January 2019.

A solid first season in England saw the forward make 23 league appearances and feature for the young Blues in both the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League, while he also reached double figures for goals scored. The first of those 10 strikes came as an early opener against rivals Arsenal in September that set the team on their way to an impressive 3-1 home victory.