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Top Facts You Need to Know About Achraf Hakimi

Achraf Hakimi is a Moroccan soccer player who plays for Dortmund, on loan from Real Madrid.

Achraf Hakimi

whose complete name is Achraf Hakimi Mouh is at present playing for German giant

Borussia Dortmund

. He is additionally called Arra. 

Hakimi was born in Madrid but he is playing for Morroco national team. He plays as a right-back, left-back, and Center-back and left Madrid on loan. Arra is one of the rising stars of football.

Achraf is notable for his vision and technique and is comfortable on the ball. 

4 November 1998 is his date of birth. The 21-year-old is 5'9″ tall and 68 kg of weight. 

Hakimi's yearly wage is around $2.93 million with a week after week wage of $56,000 from his present club Borussia Dortmund and has a market price tag of €45.00 million as of February 2020. 

He is most popular for his long passing skills from the back. He is likewise able to play as a center-back and a winger. 

Hakimi was born in Spain to Morrocan parents and has double nationality of Spanish and Morrocan. Arra had an enormous enthusiasm for playing soccer and joined available clubs like CD Colonia Ofigevi and

Real Madrid

His closest companion Alvaro stated about him," He constantly adored football and watched a ton of recordings."

Achraf began his football from Real Madrid Castilla and in June 2016 he was chosen as one of the substitutions. He played his first game for Real Madrid in International Champions Cup against


in 2016 and they were defeated 1-3. 

He made his senior profession with a triumph against Real Sociedad B. Hakimi scored his first goal in the first match in 2016. he was chosen for Los Blancos' main team on the grounds that


and Dani


were not able to feature for the side at that point and he wore the number 19 jersey. Once more he made his Primera Division debut with a triumph against RCD Espanyol however it was against Sevilla that he netted his first goal. 

Hakimi played twice In the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League and Real Madrid won the competition and he turned into the first Moroccan footballer who won the Champions League title. In July 2018, he left Real Madrid for two years to join Borussia Dortmund on loan. 

Hakimi has featured at multiple levels Under-17, Under-20, and Under-23. He capped the first time against


as a substitution for Fouad


and they dominated the match by 4-0 and he scored for the first time against Mali. In FIFA World Cup 2018 he was selected for the early side for


The 2018 CAF youth player of the year was a member of the Real Madrid side who won the FIFA Club World Cup 2017 and the UEFA Champions League 2017-18. 

At the point when Hakimi joined Los Blancos, he had numerous clubs to join yet he chose to join Madrid due to the presence of


. He was exceptionally close to the manager and the individuals who live close Achraf can all the more likely clarify their friendship. Zidane stated that he was remarkable and I was not terrified to support him in going ahead. 

As of now, he is dating Spanish on-screen character and model Hiba Abouk, who is well known in the network program "El Principe". 

Achraf isn't celebrated for his football skills yet his relationship with Hiba Abouk is likewise in limelight. Their relationship was uncovered by Spanish Magazine Semana that distributed their pictures when they were spending their days off in the Maldives Islands yet they have not confirmed their affair yet.


Here's a look at the top facts you need to know about

Achraf Hakimi


Sportmob presents facts you may not have known about the the Moroccan

Achraf Hakimi was born and bred in Spain but chooses to play for Morocco




At just 18 years old, Achraf has just found the completely fledged existence of an expert soccer player, making his debut in front of spectators, while additionally playing for Morocco national team on six events. 

"I am exceptionally glad for him, said his father in an excellent report devoted by the administrators of the club to his footballer. Child of foreigners, playing Los Blancos, it is difficult! He should have a great deal of ability. He is not only my child, yet Morocco's presently. " 

Without a doubt, 'Arra', as he is known at Madrid, never minded playing for Spain. "I constantly needed to play for Morocco, since my childhood," he stated. "I'm pleased to represent my nation." His compatriots are similarly glad for him, the first Moroccan ever to wear the Real Madrid jersey. 


Hakimi is capable of adapting and playing in different positions

Hakimi has carried out his specialty in various positions, regularly filling in as central defender over various age levels while likewise playing as left-back for Morocco. 

Hakimi's performance at the international level in different tournaments demonstrated his capacity to play in different positions. Albeit apparently a right-back, in Russia in Morocco's opener against Iran, he was on the right flank of a three-man defense, while in the next games against Spain and Portugal he featured as a left-back. 

Certain, attack-minded and with a perfect pace, he is a model of current modern full-backs. Having build up his maximum capacity,


demanded he should have been playing somewhere in the range of 20 and 25 games a season. With his way hindered by Nacho and Carvajal at Madrid, Achraf is currently cheerful of making the leap at Dortmund.

Hakimi is one of those footballers ready to develop in different positions.

Lucien Favre

utilized the capacity to play him in either right and left sides of defense yet additionally as an axial midfielder. In the UEFA Champions League group stage, he played nearly as a straight player against Inter Milan and this is the means by which he scored two goals to oust the Lombard club with a 2-0 triumph.


He had just hit hard on Slavia Prague scoring twice against, first one from the right and second one from the left side. He could be the new Gareth Bale, who appeared a full back before turning into a striker with Southampton. 


Achraf is the first Arab who played for Los Blancos

Playing for

Real Madrid

at the youthful age of 8, Achraf has emerged and improved through the positions at Los Merengues to impact the world forever, turning into the primary Arab footballer to wear Real Madrid white jersey.

Demonstrating a fast turn of pace, incredible passing skills, and the stamina expected to offense as well as defense, Hakimi set a trend and perhaps opened up the entryway to increasingly more Arabic footballers making an imprint for the top teams in

Primera Division



His performance amazed Zidane in the first month

Being good enough to play for Los Blancos must be an overwhelming undertaking, wearing the well-known white shirt in front of Madrid fan base who can easily dismiss any footballer and administrators, the confident player met people's high expectations in the first month by demonstrating he is all the more at that point capable of supplanting Dani Carvajal. 

Hakimi's displays didn't go unnoticed by the manager, who rushed to laud the favorite defender, saying: "he was remarkable, Achraf has demonstrated that he can play well and I am not afraid of it"


Achraf's improvement has been fast

In spite of the first month of amazing showcases that demonstrated a development beyond his age, The defender's ascent to the top level of football has been an astoundingly fast one.

Prior to playing for Real Madrid, Hakimi just had one campaign in the


B side, where he played 28 times, netting a goal. Likewise featuring in the UEFA Youth League and in the friendly match in 2016 against Chelsea, his command in the game shows the trust from Zidane in Madrid and Lucien Favre in Dortmund in the Moroccan defender.


Achraf's net worth and salary

Hakimi's yearly wage is around $2.93 million with a week after week wage of $56,000 from his present club Borussia Dortmund and has a market price tag of €45.00 million as of February 2020

Taking a gander at his generally young playing career his

net worth

is evaluated to be more than €10 million. 

Hakimi was likewise a part of Real Madrid side that earned Champions League 2018 title. Administrators had vowed to cover £1 million on the off chance that they win

UEFA Champions League

. At that time he additionally got Audi Q7 as a part of the support.


Achraf Hakimi's football club career

In the wake of playing for the Real Madrid youth team, he joined the second team of Real Madrid Castilla and made his presentation on 20 August 2016 facing Real Sociedad B during

Segunda Division B

on 25 September 2016, Achraf netted his initial goal against CF Fuenlabrada. 

In 2017 Hakimi's great displays on the second side raised him to the main team of Real Madrid as the reinforcement for


position along with Dani Carvajal. On 1 October 2017, he played his first game with the main side facing RCD Espanyol in Liga. 

On 9 December 2017, Achraf netted his initial goal for Los Blancos against Sevilla FC. 


Achraf Hakimi's football international career

He featured for


at the Under-17 and Under-20 sides and played for the Under-23 international team against Cameroon U23 in a triumphant. 

his full global presentation match for Morrocco happened by going ahead as a replacement to Chafik against


in 2016. 

On 1 September 2017, Hakimi netted his initial international goal for Morrocco in a friendly game against Mali. 

As of 2020, he has shown up for Morrocco 28 times and netted two goals for


In May 2018, alongside compatriots, he was included as one of the 23-man team for Morroco the 2018

FIFA World Cup

in Russia.

Indeed, he may just be 21, however, Hakimi has just amassed a fortunate back index of global experience, something that will place him in an advantageous position at Dortmund. Hakimi has consistently become a first-team choice in the team and didn't miss a moment of play for Morocco at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


Achraf Hakimi's private life

Discussing his own life, the Morrocan was previously involved with his better half, Lucia Utrera. She used to regularly appear in the arena praising her man during his games with Real Madrid. As of now, he is dating Spanish on-screen character and model Hiba Abouk, who is well known in the network program "El Principe".


Left Real Madrid on a loan contract since 2018

In the event that we consider the Champions League games, Achraf Hakimi is no stranger to European top-flight soccer. His potential immediately pulled in significant clubs, including Real Madrid, who went along with him from the get-go in his training session at the age of 7. In 2017-18, he began with the masters preceding being approached to gather playing time away from the Spanish capital. Hakimi joined Borussia Dortmund on a

loan contract

of 5,000,000 euros for two years in the late spring of 2018. 

Olympique de Marseille had passed his turn

In 2018, while Real Madrid were searching for an exit plan for their young footballer,

Olympique de Marseille

had investigated his case. Be that as it may, had passed his chance and as of late Andoni Zubizarreta, the sports director stated: " We talked to Ashraf, he was youthful and we imagined that with a progressively physical championship like our own, he would require a period of adjustment. he won in Dortmund."


A close relationship with Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane was facing lots of sidelong issues, would have gotten a kick out of the chance to repatriate Ashraf Hakimi the previous summer. The Moroccan defender has, at last, remained in Dortmund however stays extremely valued by the French mentor with whom he has set up an exceptional friendship. He had even netted two goals in Primera Division before being loaned to Borussia Dortmund after the declaration of Zidane's leaving. 

"It's a mentor who consistently offers me great guidance, it seems that he needs the best for me, as though I were his child, he said toward the beginning of October. Since I left, I saw that he was discussing me and I am thankful to have allowed me the chance to play Real Madrid, in the greatest club in the world. Anyways, I will consistently have a great relationship with him. "

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A perfect successor of Dani Carvajal

All things considered, it was Dani Carvajal who pioneered the path Hakimi is presently stepping. In 2012/13 season, the Spanish defender played for Bayer Leverkusen on loan and made confident treading in his advancement, particularly as far as his defensive situating. For sure, so dazzled was Real Madrid that they brought him back to Madrid after only a single season in Bundesliga. 

What's more, Hakimi's leader is Carvajal. In view of that, it is no extraordinary astonishment that the supreme European bosses are utilizing the equivalent attempted and tried the recipe with their most recent promising wunderkind. Especially as new Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre is known as a man who prefers to provide youths with playing chances. 




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