Gustavo Bou

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Gustavo Bou
Personal information
Full name Gustavo Leonardo Bou
Date of birth (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Concordia, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
New England Revolution
Number 7
Youth career
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 River Plate 33 (3)
2012–2013Olimpo (loan) 35 (8)
2013–2014LDU Quito (loan) 20 (4)
2014Gimnasia de La Plata (loan) 13 (1)
2014–2017 Racing Club 100 (45)
2017–2019 Tijuana 49 (20)
2018Racing Club (loan) 8 (1)
2019– New England Revolution 14 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 October 2019

Gustavo Leonardo Bou (/b/ BOH, Spanish: [ɡusˈtaβo leoˈnaɾðo ˈβou]; born 18 February 1990) is an Argentinian professional footballer who plays as a forward for the New England Revolution in the Major League Soccer club.


River Plate[edit]

Gustavo Bou started playing in the youth ranks of Club Comunicaciones Concordia. At the age of 14, he tried out for the River Plate and joined the reserve team. While playing in the River Plate reserve team, head coach Diego Simeone offered him a contract to join the professional team. On March 23, 2008, Gustavo made his debut for River Plate in the match against Vélez Sarsfield. He entered in the 43rd minute of the game, replacing Mauro Rosales.

When Bou was in River he was summoned to the 2007 U-17 World Cup in Korea, but was eventually left out due to a partial tear of a lateral ligament and a meniscus.

Bou scored his first goal in a match against Newell's Old Boys on the 12th week of the Torneo Apertura 2008, which ended in a 1-1 draw. He scored again against San Martín de Porres, in the 2009 Copa Libertadores; the match ended in a 3-0 victory. He then scored against Chacarita Juniors in a Clausura 2010 in 3-2 River Plate victory.

Bou played very few minutes during the 2010/2011 season, in which River Plate historically relegated to the second division. During the following season, Bou played 2 games in the second division as a substitute coming off the bench. In the summer, he scored his fourth goal in River Plate, against Boca Juniors in a friendly match.


At the beginning of the 2012–13 Primera B Nacional season, Club Olimpo head coach Walter Perazzo requested to sign Gustavo Bou on loan to reinforce the attack. As River Plate head coach Matias Almeyda did not have Bou in consideration for play, Bou was loaned to Olimpo. He debuted on August 27, 2012, in week 3 of the tournament against Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, a game that ended in a 0-0 draw. On week 4 he scored his first goal in a 4-0 win against Aldosivi where he also gave an assist. After 10 weeks without scoring, Bou scored 2 goals against Huracán in addition to providing an assist, in a match that ended 3-2 in favor of Olimpo. This was his first time scoring a brace in a game. On week 11 he scored 1 goal against Banfield, also giving an assist, and causing a penalty in favor of Olimpo, who won the match 3-0; Bou was named man of the match. On week 12, against Nueva Chicago, he scored a goal to finish the game in a 2-1 victory. In the next week, against Instituto, he scored the winning goal in a 1-0 game, putting Olimpo at the top of the league standings. After a long scoring drought, he managed to score once again in the 3-0 win against Sarmiento de Junín.

Liga de Quito[edit]

Gustavo Bou signed with Liga de Quito on loan from River Plate for the second round of the 2013 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol Serie A, scoring his first two goals on July 21 against Barcelona Guayaquil.

Gimnasia La Plata[edit]

At the beginning of 2014, Gustavo Bou signed with Gimnasia La Plata on a six-month loan from River Plate. At the end of the loan, he became a free agent.

Racing Club[edit]

Season 2014[edit]

In August 2014, Gustavo Bou signed as a free agent with Racing Club, upon head coach Diego Cocca's request. This was a controversial move,[1] as both Cocca and Bou were represented by the same agent, Christian Bragarnik.

He played his first match on August 26 in a 1-0 win against Arsenal de Sarandí, coming off the bench to replace Wason Rentería in the 60th minute. Bou scored his first goal with Racing on September 22, in week 8 of the tournament, in a 1-1 tie against Newell's Old Boys, assisted by Luciano Aued.

On September 25, Gustavo Bou scored 2 goals in the same match for the second time in his career, against Boca Juniors; the match was suspended due to bad weather while Racing was ahead by 2-1. Bou's first goal was assisted by Diego Milito; the second, by Marcos Acuña. Three days later, on September 28, he scored a brace once again, against Belgrano at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium. Racing won 4-1, and Bou’s goals were assisted by Marcos Acuña and goalkeeper Sebastián Saja.

On October 11, he scored 2 goals in the same match for the third time since arriving at Racing, in a 4-0 win against Estudiantes. His second goal was assisted by Gabriel Hauche. The following week, he scored Racing's second goal in a win against Vélez Sarsfield; he dedicated this goal to his recently deceased mother.

He scored his ninth goal against Banfield, assisted by Militon after a mistake by Banfield goalkeeper Gaspar Serbio.

His tenth goal in Racing was on November 15 against Quilmes. Bou scored off a free-kick, moving Racing into the first in the league standings. He then assisted Diego Milito against Rosario Central for an away victory at the Gigante de Arroyito stadium. Racing became the champion of the tournament on December 14, after 13 years without a tournament title, at the Juan Domingo Perón stadium. Bou was the top goalscorer for Racing in the tournament, with 10 goals in 16 matches played.

Season 2015[edit]

On January 17, 2015, Bou scored the first hat-trick of his career in Racing Club’s 4-1 win against Boca Juniors in the Summer Tournament held in the city of Mar del Plata. Bou won player of the match for his performance. The first goal came after a long ball from Luciano Lollo where Diego Milito hint to go look for the missed and enabled Bou to let him hand to hand with Agustín Orion, the second goal came after a cross from Leandro Grimi where he spent the entire area and the ball fell to the feet of Gastón Diaz shooting center lowpass legs Chiqui Perez and was ready to bow Gustavo, The fourth goal came after a great play by Brian Fernandez eluded the defender Chiqui Perez and goalkeeper Xeneize Agustín Orión, I play for the Chaco Nelson Acevedo, the first to play Bou scorer with bow emptied a second time.

The February 1, 2015 marks a goal in the Clasico de Avellaneda, the goal comes after that Bou will struggle with defending Independiente Victor Cuesta, play center for your co-pair Diego Milito, Diego hint to four advocates Devil and found the space to top Diego Matías Rodríguez you plug the auction and after giving the rebound, lefty Gustavo the nail that left no reaction to Diego Matías Rodríguez and so scored the second goal of the game and was named player of the match for the second time in the summer.

February 17, 2015, after the 1-0 against Rosario Central, he officially debuts in the Libertadores Cup against Deportivo Tachira in visitor status. That game, Bou got his first hat-trick officer. The first victory comes after a beautiful wall made with Diego Milito. The second was a beautiful definition from outside the area, turning and hammering the ball into the top left corner of goalkeeper, while the last of its staff after harvest was attended by Milito. He also made 2 assists, the first to Luciano Lollo free-kick and the second with a pass to Milito. All this led to him being named the best player of the match.

On February 24, 2015, he scored his second hat-trick against official Guarani by Libertadores Cup. The first goal Alfredo Aguilar comes after a long pass Luciano Lollo to Diego Milito that after enduring the ball I play for Gustavo who shot extremely strong, could not contain his shot and the ball He came asking permission thus making 1st goal of the match. His second goal came after a shot of Yonathan Cabral, the defense of Guarani is hindered and the ball was left to Brian Fernández I play the means Bou and put the 3rd goal of the match. The 4th was a move somewhat similar to the 3rd goal, Washington Camacho eluded three defenders Guarani, play the middle pair and the control Bou to save before replacement specifying the 4-1 final.

On March 2, 2015 converted his first goal in the championship, Gaston Bojanich fouled before Luciano Aued and play it to Brian Fernandez who took a couple of meters and play Bou for his own in Federico Crivelli, and topped lowpass legs putting Crivelli 2-0 victory at 2-1 in favor of Racing Club. Against Lanús becomes his 4th goal of the tournament, Santiago Naguel start a counterblow, I play to the right to Oscar Romero, this skewer to Bou I hint to the defending "garnet" I hit right, hit the crossbar and went without leaving reaction to Fernando Monetti, giving a 2-0 win.

On May 14, "The Academy" won 2-1 at Montevideo Wanderers with goals from Washington Camacho and Gustavo Bou in the first leg had tied 1-1, the goal of Bou was after habilitation of Ezequiel Videla I control with the left and hooked into the middle to top of the arc at the near post. Racing Club he achieved a historic pass to the quarterfinals of Libertadores Cup after 18 years.

In the middle of the cup matches, May 24 Racing Club would have to play the big derby against Independiente by Championship Primera Division, Gustavo Bou began holder at the meeting, "The Academy" to be more straightforward in their attacks but also by increased defensive security, won at home 1-0. And he stayed with the classic three points that leave you standing well in the tournament.

June 7 marks his first penalty kick in Racing Club against Velez Sarsfield after his strike partner Diego Milito criminal has failed before becoming his, thus reaching the 23 screams in this institution. Besides having got the three points and a goal, Gustavo was voted man of the match.

On August 7, in San Juan, scores his first goal in the Copa Argentina against Tigre in what was victory The Academy 2-1. The goal originated after a good run of Washington Camacho where Panther only had to push it over the goalkeeper.

Against Union de Santa Fe redials in the 2-1 victory of his team, the goal came after an excellent corner kick by Oscar Romero the ball all the way Gustavo area and found the rebound and hit him right past the keeper, making the 2nd goal of the match. On Sunday, September 6, makes his 7th goal of the tournament against Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata, came after a pitch of Leandro Grimi, Osvaldo Barsottini I was wrong to reject and Omar Pouso wanted to give him the ball head Nicolas Navarro, the head fell short and Panther took advantage of that error to open the scoring against his former team in Victoria 2 0.

Marco your 2nd goal in the Copa Argentina against San Lorenzo de Almagro in the victory 2 to 1. The goal was after a grab of Mauro Cetto to Mariano Pavone, as Diego Milito was out, Bou decided to be in charge of running it, kicked him and left strong Sebastian Torrico marking the 2-1 in the final minute giving Racing, the semi-finals of the Copa Argentina 2015

On the day of the mother marks a penalty kick to Boca Juniors to give victory to the Academy. This was a special goal since his mother died, so the mother's day is very special for Panther. It takes two consecutive years becoming that day against Velez and now facing the Xeneizes.

In the classic de Avellaneda in the Pre-Libertadores playoff scored the first goal and the first official goal against Independent and broke that streak of 14 years without winning the classic visitor, the last victory of the Academy in the Libertadores of America Stadium was the Apertura 2001 with a 1-3 victory for Racing Club. The goal came from a corner Sebastian Saja to Marcos Acuña, who attends Bou and gives a swing in the defense Hernán Pellerano, pulling open another defense which Victor Cuesta a shot on goal, a side that wanted to make an entry end touching the ball and it goes a little further up the shot over the goalkeeper and was Diego Rodriguez and ends up being a goal for the albiceleste.

New England Revolution[edit]

On July 10, 2019, Bou signed with the New England Revolution. In his debut game, Bou contributed an impressive volley in a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.[2]

On July 27th 2019, Bou scored his second New England Revolution goal. After a one-two pass with Cristian Penilla, he found the back of the net and scored in a 4-1 victory over the Orlando City SC.

Career statistics[edit]

Team Season Div. Ligue Cups
National (1)
International (2)
Total Average
Matches Goals Matches Goals Matches Goals Matches Goals
River Plate
200809 10 1 - - 3 1 13 2 0,15
200910 13 1 - - - - 13 1 0,07
201011 0 0 - - - - 0 0 0,00
2011–12 6 0 - - - - 6 0 0,00
Total 29 2 - - 3 1 32 3 0,09
2012–13 33 8 2 0 - - 35 8 0,22
Total 33 8 2 0 - - 35 8 0,22
Liga de Quito
2013 20 4 - - - - 20 4 0,20
Total 20 4 - - - - 20 4 0,20
Gimnasia La Plata
2014 13 1 - - - - 13 1 0,07
Total 13 1 - - - - 13 1 0,07
Racing Club
2014 15 10 1 0 - - 16 10 0,63
2015 29 9 3 2 10 8 42 19 0,45
Total 44 19 4 2 10 8 58 29 0,50
Career Total 135 34 6 2 13 9 158 45 0,28
(1) LThe cups national is a Copa Argentina.
(2) The cups international is a Copa Libertadores.


  1. ^ "Cocca, por lo menos disimulá" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. ^ "What record-breaking Revs signing Gustavo Bou had to say after his thunderous debut". 17 July 2019.

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