Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
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Yassine Bounou was born on 5 April, 1991 in Montreal, Quebec. also known as Bono, is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Girona FC as a goalkeeper.
Bounou moved to Morocco at an early age, and made his senior debuts 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.
Yassine 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 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.