Bounou with Wydad Casablanca in 2012
|Full name||Yassine Bounou|
|Date of birth||5 April 1991|
|Place of birth||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|2012–2016||Atlético Madrid B||47||(0)|
|2014–2016||→ Zaragoza (loan)||38||(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)
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.
Bounou appeared regularly for the B-team in the third level, and signed a new four-year deal on 31 May 2013. 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. On 1 September, he was loaned to Segunda División's Real Zaragoza, in a season-long deal. 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, 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; 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. On 12 July of the following year, he signed a permanent two-year contract with fellow league team Girona FC.
Bounou was eligible to represent Canada or Morocco, 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. He made his debut in the following day, playing the entire second half of an eventual 1–2 defeat in Tangier.
- As of match played 12 July 2019
- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
- 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)
- Bono renueva por el cuadro colchonero hasta 2017 (Bono renews for the colchoneros until 2017); Mundo Deportivo, 31 May 2013 (in Spanish)
- Siqueira: "I’m happy to have made my debut with Atlético"; Atlético Madrid, 24 July 2014
- 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)
- 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.
- Moya, Ángel (14 June 2015). "Zaragoza obra el milagro" [Zaragoza work a miracle] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
- 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)
- 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)
- أتليتيكو مدريد يعير الحارس المغربي ياسين بونو لسرقسطة (Atlético Madrid loans Moroccan goalkeeper Bounou to Zaragoza); Tanger Inter, 31 August 2014 (in Arabic)
- Match Maroc – Burkina Faso Aujourd’hui (Match Morocco – Burkina Faso today); Bladi, 14 August 2013 (in French)
- Maroc – Burkina: Les Etalons triomphent à Tanger (Morocco – Burkina: The Etalons triumph in Tangier); Le Faso, 15 August 2013 (in French)
- "Boufal left out of Morocco squad".
- Yassine Bounou at National-Football-Teams.com