|Intro||Moroccan rugby union player|
Rugby union player
|Birth||4 June 1983, Morocco, Morocco|
Abdellatif Boutaty (born 4 June 1983) is a Moroccan rugby union footballer. He plays as a lock. He is nicknamed “The Tiger of Atlas” (Le Tigre de l’Atlas).
Boutaty played for the Moroccan amateur team of COC, in Casablanca, moving then to Vallée du Girou, in Toulouse, France. He then was assigned to his first major team, Stade Toulousain, in 2004/05. Boutaty joined Section Paloise for the season of 2006-07, moving then to Blagnac SCR, where he spent an entire season. He played for US Montauban, from 2008-09 to 2009-10. He moved to Aviron Bayonnais for the season 2010-11 Top 14 season, where he would play until 2013/14. He played for Section Paloise from 2014/15 to 2015/16. In January 2017, he joined Stade Français.
Boutaty is one of the best players for Morocco, having won the title of African Champion, in 2005. He was also in the Moroccan side that narrowly lost the repechage play-off for a place at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, getting beat by Portugal.