Boutobba training with Montpellier in 2019
|Full name||Bilal Boutobba|
|Date of birth||29 August 1998|
|Place of birth||Marseille, France|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2004–2007||JS Arménienne St-Antoine|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2017
Born in Marseille and a youth product of Olympique de Marseille, Boutobba made his league debut on 14 December 2014 in a 1–0 away defeat against AS Monaco at the Stade Louis II, replacing Mario Lemina for the last six minutes of the game. In doing so, he became the youngest ever player to play an official match for Marseille, at the age of 16 years, 3 months and 15 days. The record was previously held by his teammate Jérémie Porsan-Clémenté, who was aged 16 years and 8 months on his debut earlier in the season.
On 18 June 2016, Boutobba confirmed that he would not be renewing his contract with Marseille and would instead be joining La Liga side Sevilla on a free transfer. On 7 July he joined them on a four-year deal, initially assigned to their reserve side. Boutobba made his debut in Segunda División on 10 September, replacing David Carmona for the final seven minutes of a 1–0 loss at CD Lugo.
On 31 August 2018, Boutobba terminated his contract with Sevilla.
On 21 September 2018, Boutobba returned to Ligue 1 with Montpellier Montpellier HSC on an undisclosed contract. He was assigned to their reserve team in Championnat National 3. He made his first-team debut on 24 February 2019, replacing Nicolas Cozza after an hour of a 4–2 home loss to Reims, and made one more appearance off the bench over the season.
Boutobba was born in France and is of Algerian descent. Boutobba made his debut for France under-17 on 25 October 2014 in a European qualifier at Pafiako Stadium in Paphos, Cyprus, playing the entirety of a 3–0 win over Macedonia. In the opening match of the Elite Round on 20 March 2015, he netted the only goal in the first minute of the second half to defeat Israel. He was part of the French squad which won the finals in Bulgaria, netting in a 5–0 win over Scotland in the first group game.
Later in the year, he went with the team to the FIFA U-17 World Cup, forcing a James McGarry own goal and scoring in a 6–1 rout of New Zealand in the opening group game in Puerto Montt. Three days later, with a third-minute goal, he opened a 4–3 win over Paraguay. In the last 16, he scored in the penalty shootout as France were eliminated by Costa Rica after a goalless draw.
- As of 28 April 2018
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- Includes UEFA Europa League
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- "Bilal Boutobba, plus jeune joueur de l'histoire de l'OM" [Bilal Boutobba, youngest player in the history of OM] (in French). OM.net. 15 December 2014. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
- "Boutobba vers Séville" [Boutobba to Sevilla]. Le Figaro (in French). 18 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
- "Boutobba à signé à Séville" [Boutobba has signed with Sevilla]. Le Figaro (in French). 7 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "Se impone el Lugo, con un penalti discutido" [Lugo impose themselves, with a disputed penalty] (in Spanish). Marca. EFE. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Bilal Boutobba résilie avec le Séville FC" [Boutobba terminates contract with Sevilla FC] (in French). L'Équipe. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
- "Bilal Boutobba rebondit à Montpellier" [Boutobba signs with Montpellier] (in French). L'Équipe. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
- Bilal Boutobba rejoint le MHSC, mhscfoot.com, 22 September 2018
- Guyon, Fabien (24 February 2019). "Première apparition pour Bilal Boutobba sur la pelouse du Stade de la Mosson" [Bilal Boutobba's first appearance on the pitch at the Stade de la Mosson] (in French). MHSC On Air. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "Olympique de Marseille : L'Algerien Bilal Boutobba nouveau plus jeune joueur du championnat de France" [Olympique de Marseille: Algerian Bilal Boutobba new youngest player in French championship] (in French). El Moudjahid.
- "France 3-0 Macédoine" [France 3-0 Macedonia] (in French). FFF. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "France 1-1 Israel". FFF. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- Georgiev, Stoyan (7 May 2015). "Rampant France put five past Scotland". UEFA. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "Six-star France take down New Zealand". FIFA. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "France edge Paraguay in seven-goal thriller". FIFA. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
- "Costa Rica halt free-scoring France to advance". FIFA. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
- "France - B. Boutobba - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2014-12-14.