One of the key members of the side, Bourebare boasts a good level of experience in comparison to many within the Tahitian ranks. Bourebare featured in six of Tahiti’s 11 FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers, with last June’s matches doubling as the OFC Nations Cup, and thus Brazil 2013 qualifying. He wrapped up his Brazil 2014 campaign with a rare goal in a meeting with Solomon Islands earlier this year.
The man nicknamed Dodo is an extremely talented defensive midfielder with good technical ability on the ball. Impressive stamina and an ability to break up opposition attacks means Bourebare plays an important role when the team are not in possession.
After starting out his senior career with TAC, he was picked up by Tahitian powerhouse AS Tefana where he won two national titles and three national cups. The right-footed Bourebare then enjoyed a stint in New Caledonia with perennial title challengers AS Mont-Dore, where he enjoyed a taste of continental football in the OFC Champions League. He returned to Tahiti this year with AS Dragon and, like many of his international team-mates, again competed in the continental club competition.
As with a number within Eddy Etaeta’s squad, Bourebare is a graduate of Tahiti’s side which achieved breakthrough qualification for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He played all three games in Egypt, including against Brazil 2013 opponents Spain and Nigeria.