Yassine Bounou

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Yassine Bounou
Yassine Bounou.jpg
Bounou with Wydad Casablanca in 2012
Personal information
Full name Yassine Bounou
Date of birth (1991-04-05) 5 April 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Girona
Number 13
Youth career
1999–2010 Wydad Casablanca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Wydad Casablanca 8 (0)
2012–2016 Atlético Madrid B 47 (0)
2014–2016Zaragoza (loan) 38 (0)
2016– Girona 83 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Morocco U20 4 (0)
2011–2012 Morocco U23 4 (0)
2012– Morocco 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:31, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:31, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Yassine Bounou (Arabic: ياسين بونو‎; born 5 April 1991), also known as Bono, is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Girona FC as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Bounou moved to Morocco at an early age, and made his senior debut with Wydad Casablanca in 2011, after being promoted to the first-team a year earlier. On 14 June 2012 he moved to La Liga's giants Atlético Madrid, being initially assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B.[2]

Bounou appeared regularly for the B-team in the third level, and signed a new four-year deal on 31 May 2013.[3] In the 2014 summer, after profiting from Thibaut Courtois and Daniel Aranzubia's departures, he was definitely promoted to the main squad.

Bounou made his first-team debut on 24 July 2014, in a 1–0 pre-season friendly win against CD Numancia.[4] On 1 September, he was loaned to Segunda División's Real Zaragoza, in a season-long deal.[5] Kept out by Óscar Whalley for the first half of the campaign, he made his debut the following 11 January in a 5–3 loss at UD Las Palmas, and finished the season with 16 appearances. In the play-offs,[6] after Whalley's performance led to a 0–3 home loss to Girona FC in the first leg, Bounou replaced him in the second for a 4–1 win and advancement on away goals;[7] Zaragoza lost the final by the same rule to UD Las Palmas.

On 23 July 2015, Bounou returned to the Aragonese side, again in a one-year loan deal.[8] On 12 July of the following year, he signed a permanent two-year contract with fellow league team Girona FC.[9]

International career[edit]

Bounou was eligible to represent Canada or Morocco,[10] but opted to represent the latter, appearing with the under-20 team at the 2012 Toulon Tournament, playing in one match during the competition. He was also selected in the 18-man under-23 squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics, but acted as a backup to Mohamed Amsif during the tournament, in which Morocco were eliminated at the group stage.

On 14 August 2013, Bounou was called up to the main squad for a friendly match against Burkina Faso.[11] He made his debut in the following day, playing the entire second half of an eventual 1–2 defeat in Tangier.[12]

In May 2018 he was named in Morocco's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of match played 12 July 2019[14]
Morocco
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 4 0
2015 1 0
2016 2 0
2017 2 0
2018 4 0
2019 5 0
Total 19 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ El Atlético de Madrid ficha al internacional marroquí Yassine Bounou para su filial (Atlético Madrid signs Moroccan international Yassine Bounou to their reserve squad); Goal.com, 14 June 2012 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Bono renueva por el cuadro colchonero hasta 2017 (Bono renews for the colchoneros until 2017); Mundo Deportivo, 31 May 2013 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Siqueira: "I’m happy to have made my debut with Atlético"; Atlético Madrid, 24 July 2014
  5. ^ Acuerdo con el Real Zaragoza para la cesión de Bounou (Agreement with Real Zaragoza for the loan of Bounou); Atlético Madrid, 1 September 2014 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Ferrer, Pedro Luis (11 June 2015). "El Girona sentencia en la noche negra de Óscar Whalley" [Girona sentence Óscar Whalley's black night] (in Spanish). Diario AS. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  7. ^ Moya, Ángel (14 June 2015). "Zaragoza obra el milagro" [Zaragoza work a miracle] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  8. ^ El guardameta Bounou jugará una temporada más en el Real Zaragoza (Goalkeeper Bounou will play a further season at Real Zaragoza); Real Zaragoza, 23 July 2015 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ El Girona FC completa la porteria amb el fitxatge de Bono (Girona FC complete the goal with the signing of Bono); Girona FC, 12 July 2016 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ أتليتيكو مدريد يعير الحارس المغربي ياسين بونو لسرقسطة (Atlético Madrid loans Moroccan goalkeeper Bounou to Zaragoza); Tanger Inter, 31 August 2014 (in Arabic)
  11. ^ Match Maroc – Burkina Faso Aujourd’hui (Match Morocco – Burkina Faso today); Bladi, 14 August 2013 (in French)
  12. ^ Maroc – Burkina: Les Etalons triomphent à Tanger (Morocco – Burkina: The Etalons triumph in Tangier); Le Faso, 15 August 2013 (in French)
  13. ^ "Boufal left out of Morocco squad".
  14. ^ Yassine Bounou at National-Football-Teams.com

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