Boussoufa with Lokomotiv Moscow in 2014
|Full name||Moubarak Boussoufa|
|Date of birth||15 August 1984|
|Place of birth||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder, Left winger|
|2016||→ Gent (loan)||11||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 March 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 March 2012
Moubarak "Mbark" Boussoufa (Arabic: مُبارك بوصوفا, born 15 August 1984) is a Moroccan footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Emirati club Al Jazira and the Moroccan national team. He won the Belgian Golden Shoe for the second time in 2010.
Mbark started off at the youth academy of Ajax Amsterdam before joining Chelsea F.C. He spent the 2005/06 season with K.A.A. Gent, winning several prizes in 2006: Belgian Golden Shoe, Belgian Footballer of the Year, Belgian Young Footballer of the Year and Belgian Ebony Shoe. He is the second player from a North African country to win the Ebony Shoe, after Mido.
In June 2006, Boussoufa signed a 4-year contract with R.S.C. Anderlecht after a €3.5 million transfer. In his first season he was a regular in the title-clinching squad. He became a key player for the team that finished second in both the 2007–2008 and the 2008–2009 seasons. Boussoufa was named Belgian Footballer of the Year for a second time after the 2008–2009 season in which Anderlecht barely missed out on the title, losing the Championship play-off against Standard de Liège. The next year, he managed 14 goals and 24 assists which made him the most valuable player in Anderlecht's championship-winning squad. He was named Belgian Footballer of the Year for a second consecutive time and the third time overall. After the season, he renewed his contract with a significant raise, making him the best paid footballer in Belgium. He won the Belgian Golden Shoe for the second time in 2010.
On 7 March 2011, Russian side FC Terek Grozny announced his signing, but his transfer fell through three days later. According to Terek's VP Khaidar Alkhanov, Boussoufa requested unacceptable conditions in his personal contract, even though Anderlecht had agreed to sell him. In the late evening of 10 March, it was announced that the transfer to Terek Grozny had collapsed and that Boussoufa had signed for another Russian team, Anzhi Makhachkala.
Boussoufa has a Dutch passport and as such would have been eligible to play for the Dutch national team if selected, but chose Morocco and played his first match for the Moroccan national team against the USA on 23 May 2006.
- As of 27 February 2017
|Club||Season||Domestic League||Domestic Cup||Europe||Total|
- As of 30 January 2017
|1||2 September 2006||Stade Moulay Abdellah, Rabat, Morocco||Malawi||2 – 0||2 – 0||2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2||9 February 2011||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco||Niger||1 – 0||3 – 0||Friendly|
|3||9 February 2011||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco||Niger||2 – 0||3 – 0||Friendly|
|4||9 October 2011||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco||Tanzania||3 – 1||3 – 1||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|5||29 February 2012||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco||Burkina Faso||1 – 0||2 – 0||Friendly|
|6||13 October 2014||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco||Kenya||2 – 0||3 – 0||Friendly|
- R.S.C. Anderlecht
- Winner: 2007–08
- Lokomotiv Moscow
- Winner: 2014–15
- Anzhi Makhachkala
- Runner-up: 2012–13
- 2006, 2010
- 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10
- 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10
- R.S.C. Anderlecht topscorer: 1
- 2008/09: 11 goals
- Belgian First Division: leader in assists: 1
- 2009/10: 24 assists
- List of 33 top players of the Russian Premier League: 2011/12
- "Mbark Boussoufa wins Golden Shoe 2010" (Dutch), Sporza, 19 January 2011
- "Boussoufa finalises switch to Anderlecht" by Fahd Chafik, Morocco Times, 7 June 2006, retrieved 11 June 2006
- "Boussoufa: Did Herman drink too much champagne?" (Dutch), Sporza, 27 April 2010
- Мбарк Буссуфа перешел в "Терек". (in Russian). FC Terek Grozny. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
- Трансфер Буссуфы в "Терек" сорвался из-за непомерных требований футболиста (in Russian). Sport Express. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
- "Boussoufa moves to Anzhi, not to Grozny" (in Dutch). sporza.be. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
- "Mbark Boussoufa in Loko!" (in Russian). fclm.ru. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "Welcome back Mbark!" (in Dutch). K.A.A. Gent. 2 February 2016.
- Ten Cate krijgt bij Al-Jazira beschikking over Boussoufa - Voetbal International (Dutch)
- Profile on Anzhi Makhachkala official website
- Mbark Boussoufa at National-Football-Teams.com
- Boussoufa named as Belgium's finest By Berend Scholten @ UEFA.com Boussoufa named as Belgium's finest By Berend Scholten @ UEFA.com