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Hassan Abourouaine  [ August, 2013 ]
Hassan Abourouaine

Hassan Abourouaine is a Moroccan-American whose name is no stranger to enthusiasts of Morocco’s late 80s and the 90s soccer.  His talent and dribbling skills earned him a spot on Morocco‘s national cadet team before junior team.  His career spanned about 15 years that started at his home team Chabab Mohammedia before taking him to Renaissance de Settat, Olympic Casablanca, where he collected lots of hardware, a professional season with Ittifaq of Saudi Arabic, before closing out his career at his original home team.

Abouroiaine joined the youth team of Chabab Mohammedia who competed at Morocco top division at the time, and slowly but surely made his way up to the first team.    His impact was immediate as games become more exciting.   He was known for his fearlessness in taking in defenders one on one, leading to some incredible show of soccer skill and craft.  Everyone noticed.

His days with Olympic de Casablanca were the highlight of his career.  He won and the Arab Cup three times, the King’s Cup twice, in seasons 91-92,  and 94-95. In the latter season he also won the national championship once.  In Arab Cup tournament held in Qatar in 1993, he was voted MVP of the tournament. 

His performances at the Arab Cup tournaments landed him a deal to play professionally in Saudia Arabia for the Ittifaq.

At the national team level where Morocco competed out of zone Africa.  He was called up for the country’s youth team and played six games. He was a force to be reckoned with as he was marked as a threat by opposing teams.   African soccer was quite physical and aggressive back then so much so that Abourouaine and his teammates wore different numbers in their jerseys in different games.   The goal was avoid being identified by opposing players as they resulted to injuries top players to send them out the game.

For about 15 years now, Hassan Abourouaine has been residing in the city of Boston Massachusetts, with his wife and two kids.   He remains as enthusiastic and passionate about the game as he has ever been, so much so that his wife stated that “in our household, the TV screen wears green all weekend long.”




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