Driss Bamous

Driss Bamous
Personal information
Full name Driss Bamous
Date of birth (1942-12-15)15 December 1942
Place of birth Berrechid, Morocco
Date of death 16 April 2015(2015-04-16) (aged 72)
Place of death Rabat, Morocco
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1975 FAR Rabat
National team
Morocco 35

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Driss Bamous (15 December 1942 – 16 April 2015) was a Moroccan football midfielder. He was also a trained professional soldier at the military academy of Saint Cyr, France.


Bamous played club football for FAR Rabat in the Botola. Bamous played for the Morocco national football team at the 1964 Summer Olympics[1] and at the 1970 FIFA World Cup finals.[2] Following his playing career, Bamous became the president of the FRMF and organized the 1988 African Cup of Nations in Morocco.[3] In 2006, he was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African football players of the last 50 years.[4] He was promoted to Brigadier General of the Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie in 2003.[3]


Bamous died from a long-term illness in Rabat aged 72.[5]


  1. "Driss Bamoos Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
  2. Driss BamousFIFA competition record
  3. 1 2 "Kanabi et Bamous prennent des galons" (in French). La Gazette Du Maroc. April 2003. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
  4. "Meilleur joueur des 50 dernières années 14 Marocains en lice" (in French). Le Matin. 13 October 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
  5. "Décès à Rabat de l'ancien président Driss Bamous" (in French). Le Matin. 17 April 2015.
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