This article will tell you about the career highlights of the Moroccan footballer Yassine Bounou
Yassine Bounou is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Sevilla FC and the Morocco national team. Born on April 5, 1991, in Montreal, Canada, Bounou began his football career in the youth teams of Wydad Casablanca, one of the most successful football clubs in Morocco.
Bounou made his professional debut in 2010, playing for Wydad Casablanca in the Moroccan Botola Pro league. He quickly became a regular in the team and helped Wydad Casablanca win the league title in the 2010-2011 season.
Bounou’s performances attracted the attention of Spanish club Atletico Madrid. In July 2012, he signed a three-year contract with the club.
However, Bounou was unable to break into the Atletico Madrid first team and spent most of his time on loan to other clubs. He spent the 2012-2013 season on loan at Real Zaragoza.
There he made 26 appearances in the Segunda Division, Spain’s second-tier league. In 2013-2014, he was loaned out to Real Betis, where he played 23 games in La Liga, Spain’s top-flight league.
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In 2014, Bounou signed a four-year deal with Girona FC, a club in the Spanish Segunda Division. He quickly became the team’s first-choice goalkeeper. He helped them gain promotion to La Liga for the first time in their history in the 2016-2017 season.
Career at Sevilla
Bounou’s performances for Girona caught the eye of Sevilla FC. And in August 2019, he signed a three-year contract with the Andalusian club.
Bounou made his debut for Sevilla FC in September 2019, in a 3-2 win against Real Sociedad. He established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper for the team. He played a key role in helping them win the UEFA Europa League in the 2019-2020 season.
Bounou was named the man of the match in the final against Inter Milan, making several crucial saves to help Sevilla FC win their sixth Europa League title.
Bounou has also been an important member of the Morocco national team. He made his debut for the team in 2016 and has since established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper.
He played a key role in helping Morocco qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, making several important saves in their qualifying campaign.
During the 2022 FIFA World cup, he played arguably the most important role for Morocco by saving numerous of shots.
He was one of the best goalkeepers in the tournament. If it were not for him, Morocco would not had become the only African country to reach the semi-final of a World Cup tournament.
In conclusion, Yassine Bounou’s career has been characterized by his ability to establish himself as a first-choice goalkeeper for his clubs and country.
He has shown his talent and skill in the Moroccan Botola Pro league, the Spanish Segunda Division, and La Liga, as well as on the international stage with the Morocco national team.
Bounou’s highlight was certainly winning the UEFA Europa League with Sevilla FC in the 2019-2020 season and being named the man of the match in the final. At only 31 years old, he still has many years ahead of him to continue to make his mark on the world of football.