Moroccan international Yassine Bounou, member of Sevilla FC, was crowned best goalkeeper in the Spanish championship at the end of the 2021/2022 season, thus winning the Zamora Trophy awarded by the Spanish sports daily “Marca”.
The Atlas Lion, who was not fielded by his coach Lopetegui against Bilbao on Sunday, thus becomes the first goalkeeper from the Sevilla FC club to win the Zamora Trophy.
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Bounou conceded 24 goals in 31 matches played, with a coefficient of 0.77 during the championship. He overtook the Belgian goalkeeper of Real Madrid, Courtois, whose coefficient reached 0.80.
Yassine Bounou also becomes the first Arab goalkeeper to win this trophy and the second African goalkeeper to win this distinction after the Cameroonian Jacques Songo’o crowned during the 1996-1997 season with Deportivo La Corogne.
Following this coronation, Courtois praised Bounou’s performance. “He should be congratulated. He is a friend and he deserves it this year,” said the Belgian.