La Liga: Moroccan Yassine Bounou Wins African Player of the Month for November
By The Atlas Lions, Dec 12 2018 02:02PM
After being named Girona’s player of the month for February, Moroccan international goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was named player of the month for November as well.
By Morocco World News
Rabat – Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou received the title of African player of the month in November by users on the France Football website.
Over 20,000 people voted for Yassine Bounou, constituting 69 percent of the total votes.
The Moroccan professional player is ahead of Algeria’s Youcef Atal (Nice) who got 29 percent of the votes, and the Ivorian Gervinho (Parma) who got 2 percent of the votes.
Bounou, 27, born in Canada, began his professional career with La Liga’s giants Atletico reMadrid following a transfer from Wydad De Casablanca (WAC) in June 2012.
He initially played for Atletico Madrid’s B-team, but in 2014, he joined the main squad following the departure of Atletico’s two main goalkeepers, Thibaut Courtois and Daniel Aranzubia.
The goalkeeper currently plays for the Spanish club Girona, which named him their best player of the month in February.
Bounou was one of 23 players to participate in the World Cup with the Atlas Lions and appeared with the Moroccan national football team on several occasions.