Yassine Bounou, African MVP of the Spanish championship


Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, member of Sevilla FC, was elected by thousands of fans as African MVP of the Spanish championship for the 2021/2022 season.

This consecration crowns a superb season during which Bounou contributed with his performances to lead Sevilla FC to the group stage of the Champions League.

In addition, the Moroccan goalkeeper won the prize for best LaLiga goalkeeper ahead of Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Andre Ter Stegen (FC Barcelona) and Jan Oblak (Atletico de Madrid), indicates a press release from La Liga, the body in charge. professional football in Spain.

More than 30,000 votes were counted from the African continent but also from countries such as France, Spain or the United States for this African MVP Trophy of LaLiga Santander, via which supporters were called upon to elect the best African player. of the season.

The results of the votes gave Bounou a clear victory ahead of FC Barcelona’s Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Villarreal duo of Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze and Senegalese striker Boulaye Dia, and the Central African midfielder. of Atletico Madrid Geoffrey Kondogbia.

At 31, Bounou has conceded just 24 goals in 31 LaLiga Santander appearances. With a ratio of 0.77 goals conceded per game, the goalkeeper allowed Sevilla to have a very good season.

The Moroccan international continues a great tradition of fantastic African goalkeepers in LaLiga, like the legendary Cameroonian trio Carlos Kameni, Thomas N’kono and Jacques Songo’o, the latter having won the trophy for best goalkeeper at the end of the 1996/97 season with Deportivo La Coruna.

“I thank LaLiga for this trophy for the best African player of the 21/22 season. I am very happy. It is a great honor for me. I would like to thank all my teammates, the technical staff and all the members of Sevilla FC without whom this would not have been possible. So thank you very much and a big hello, ”said Bounou, quoted by the press release.


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