Mbark Boussoufa

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Mbark Boussoufa
Mbark-Boussoufa.jpg
Personal information
Full nameMoubarak Boussoufa
Date of birth(1984-08-15) 15 August 1984 (age 28)
Place of birthAmsterdam, Netherlands
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing positionWinger
Club information
Current clubAnzhi Makhachkala
Number6
Youth career
1994–1995Middenmeer
1995–1996Fortius
1996–2001Ajax
2001–2004Chelsea
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2004–2006Gent59(14)
2006–2011Anderlecht148(48)
2011–Anzhi Makhachkala64(11)
National team
2006–Morocco30(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 March 2012
 
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Mbark Boussoufa
Mbark-Boussoufa.jpg
Personal information
Full nameMoubarak Boussoufa
Date of birth(1984-08-15) 15 August 1984 (age 28)
Place of birthAmsterdam, Netherlands
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing positionWinger
Club information
Current clubAnzhi Makhachkala
Number6
Youth career
1994–1995Middenmeer
1995–1996Fortius
1996–2001Ajax
2001–2004Chelsea
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2004–2006Gent59(14)
2006–2011Anderlecht148(48)
2011–Anzhi Makhachkala64(11)
National team
2006–Morocco30(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 March 2012

Moubarak "Mbark" Boussoufa (Arabic: مُبارك بوصوفا‎, born 15 August 1984) is a Dutch-Moroccan footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Anzhi Makhachkala and the Moroccan national team.

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Early career[edit]

Mbark started off at the youth academy of Ajax Amsterdam before joining Chelsea F.C. He spent the 2005/06 season with K.A.A. Gent, winning several prizes in 2006: Belgian Golden Shoe, Belgian Footballer of the Year, Belgian Young Footballer of the Year and Belgian Ebony Shoe. He is the second player from a North African country to win the Ebony Shoe, after Mido.

Anderlecht[edit]

Boussoufa with Anzhi Makhachkala

In June 2006, Boussoufa signed a 4-year contract with R.S.C. Anderlecht after a €3.5 million transfer.[1] In his first season he was a regular in the title-clinching squad. He became a key player for the team that finished second in both the 2007–2008 and the 2008–2009 seasons. Boussoufa was named Belgian Footballer of the Year for a second time after the 2008–2009 season in which Anderlecht barely missed out on the title, losing the Championship play-off against Standard de Liège. The next year, he managed 14 goals and 20 assists which made him the most valuable player in Anderlecht's championship-winning squad. He was named Belgian Footballer of the Year for a second consecutive time and the third time overall. After the season he renewed his contract with a significant raise, making him the best paid footballer in Belgium.[2] He won the Belgian Golden Shoe for the second time in 2010.[3]

On 7 March 2011, Russian side FC Terek Grozny announced his signing,[4] but his transfer fell through three days later. According to Terek's VP Khaidar Alkhanov, Boussoufa requested unacceptable conditions in his personal contract, even though Anderlecht had agreed to sell him.[5] In the late evening of 10 March, it was announced that the transfer to Terek Grozny had collapsed and that Boussoufa had signed for another Russian team, Anzhi Makhachkala.[6] In August 2012, Boussoufa was sprayed with urine by a CSKA fan

International career[edit]

Boussoufa has a Dutch passport and, as such would have been eligible to play for the Dutch national team if selected, but chose Morocco and played his first match for the Moroccan national team against the USA on 23 May 2006.

Career statistics[edit]

Club stats[edit]

As of 10 August 2012

ClubSeasonDomestic LeagueDomestic CupEuropeTotal
AppsGoalsAssistAppsGoalsAssistAppsGoalsAssistAppsGoalsAssist
Gent2004–052952300---3252
2005–0628916411610381117
2006–07200000200400
Total591418711810741619
Anderlecht2006–0732811720602451013
2007–0822577326003589
2008–09351114200201391115
2009–103614244121333531829
2010–11231014303914351121
Total14848702367364102075887
Anzhi2011–1238791000003979
2012–132648301142743616
Total6411174011427821325
Career total2717310534795871736387131

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

R.S.C. Anderlecht

Belgian First Division

Belgian Cup

Belgian Supercup

Individual[edit]

2006, 2010
2005–2006, 2008–2009, 2009–2010
2005–2006, 2008–2009, 2009–2010
2005–2006
2008–2009: 11 goals
2009–2010: 24 assists
Preceded by
Sergio Conceiçao
Milan Jovanović
Belgian Golden Shoe
2006
2010
Succeeded by
Steven Defour
Matías Suárez
Preceded by
Vincent Kompany
Milan Jovanović
Belgian Footballer of the Year
2005–2006
2008–2009, 2009–2010
Succeeded by
Mohammed Tchité
Ivan Perišić
Preceded by
Vincent Kompany
Marouane Fellaini
Belgian Ebony Shoe
2005–2006
2008–2009, 2009–2010
Succeeded by
Mohammed Tchité
Romelu Lukaku
Preceded by
Vincent Kompany
Belgian Young Footballer of the Year
2005–2006
Succeeded by
Lucas Biglia


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