Gustavo Leonardo Bou (/boʊ/ BOH, Spanish: ; born 18 February 1990) is an Argentinian professional footballer who plays as a forward for the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer.
Gustavo Bou started playing in the youth ranks of Club Comunicaciones Concordia. At the age of 14, he tried out for the River Plate and joined the reserve team. While playing in the River Plate reserve team, head coach Diego Simeone offered him a contract to join the professional team. On 23 March 2008, he made his debut for River Plate in the match against Vélez Sarsfield. He entered in the 43rd minute of the game, replacing Mauro Rosales.
When Bou was in River he was summoned to the 2007 U-17 World Cup in Korea, but was eventually left out due to a partial tear of a lateral ligament and a meniscus.
Bou scored his first goal in a match against Newell's Old Boys on the 12th week of the Torneo Apertura 2008, which ended in a 1–1 draw. He scored again against San Martín de Porres, in the 2009 Copa Libertadores; the match ended in a 3–0 victory. He then scored against Chacarita Juniors in a Clausura 2010 in 3–2 River Plate victory.
Bou played very few minutes during the 2010/2011 season, in which River Plate historically relegated to the second division. During the following season, Bou played 2 games in the second division as a substitute coming off the bench. In the summer, he scored his fourth goal in River Plate, against Boca Juniors in a friendly match.
At the beginning of the 2012–13 Primera B Nacional season, Club Olimpo head coach Walter Perazzo requested to sign Gustavo Bou on loan to reinforce the attack. As River Plate head coach Matias Almeyda did not have Bou in consideration for play, Bou was loaned to Olimpo. He debuted on 27 August 2012, in week 3 of the tournament against Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, a game that ended in a 0–0 draw. On week 4 he scored his first goal in a 4–0 win against Aldosivi where he also gave an assist. After 10 weeks without scoring, Bou scored 2 goals against Huracán in addition to providing an assist, in a match that ended 3–2 in favor of Olimpo. This was his first time scoring a brace in a game. On week 11 he scored 1 goal against Banfield, also giving an assist, and causing a penalty in favor of Olimpo, who won the match 3–0; Bou was named man of the match. On week 12, against Nueva Chicago, he scored a goal to finish the game in a 2–1 victory. In the next week, against Instituto, he scored the winning goal in a 1–0 game, putting Olimpo at the top of the league standings. After a long scoring drought, he managed to score once again in the 3–0 win against Sarmiento de Junín.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams