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Achraf Hakimi Mouh (Arabic: أشرف حكيمي‎; born 4 November 1998), sometimes known simply as Achraf, is a professional footballer who plays for German club Borussia Dortmund, on loan from Real Madrid, and the Morocco national team. Mainly a right-back, he can also play as a left-back or central defender.[4]

Achraf Hakimi
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Achraf playing for Morocco at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Achraf Hakimi Mouh[1]
Date of birth (1998-11-04) 4 November 1998 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
(on loan from Real Madrid)
Number 5
Youth career
2005–2006 Ofigevi
2006–2016 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Real Madrid Castilla 28 (1)
2017– Real Madrid 9 (2)
2018–Borussia Dortmund (loan) 20 (2)
National team
2016 Morocco U20 2 (0)
2016 Morocco U23 2 (0)
2016– Morocco 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:13, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:00, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Madrid to parents of Moroccan descent, Achraf joined Real Madrid's youth setup in 2006 from CD Colonia Ofigevi, aged eight.[5][6]

Club careerEdit

Real Madrid CastillaEdit

After progressing through La Fábrica, Achraf was promoted to the reserves in June 2016.[7] Shortly after, he was included in the first-team's pre-season camp in the United States.

Achraf made his debut for Los Blancos in the first match of the 2016 International Champions Cup, a 3–1 loss against Paris Saint-Germain.[8] He subsequently returned to the B-side, making his senior debut on 20 August 2016 by starting in a 3–2 Segunda División B home win against Real Sociedad B.[9]

Achraf scored his first senior goal on 25 September 2016, netting the equaliser in a 1–1 draw at CF Fuenlabrada.[10] He contributed with 28 appearances (26 starts, 2305 minutes of action) during the campaign, as Castilla only managed an 11th-place finish. At the end of the season, he was still young enough to return to the youth side to take part in the final of the 2017 Copa del Rey Juvenil.

Real MadridEdit

On 19 August 2017, Achraf was promoted to the main squad as a backup to Dani Carvajal and Nacho, and was assigned the number 19 jersey.[11] He made his first team – and La Liga – debut on 1 October, starting in a 2–0 home win over RCD Espanyol.[12] He scored his first La Liga goal on 9 December 2017 in a 5–0 win against Sevilla.[13] In the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, he made two appearances as Madrid won the title, their third consecutive and 13th overall.[14] Although not in the squad for the final of the competition, he received a medal and is credited as the first Moroccan player to win the Champions League.[15]

Borussia Dortmund (loan)Edit

On 11 July 2018, Borussia Dortmund signed Hakimi on a two-year loan deal.[16][17] He scored his first goal for the club and his first Bundesliga goal in a 7–0 victory over 1. FC Nürnberg on 27 September 2018.[18] Hakimi provided 3 assists in a single match for the first time in his career in a superb display against Atletico Madrid in his first Champions League appearance for Dortmund.[19]

International careerEdit

Youth levelEdit

After representing Morocco at under-17 and under-20 levels,[20] Achraf made his debut for the under-23s on 5 June 2016, in a 1–0 friendly win over Cameroon U23s.[21]

SeniorEdit

 
Achraf playing for Morocco at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Achraf made his full international debut on 11 October 2016, coming on as a substitute for Fouad Chafik in a 4–0 win against Canada.[22] He scored his first international goal on 1 September 2017, netting the fourth in a 6–0 home routing of Mali.[23]

In May 2018, he was named in Morocco’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and on 4 June he was named in the final 23-man squad for the summer tournament.[24][25]

Style of playEdit

On signing for Borussia Dortmund, Achraf was profiled as a quick, dynamic and powerful full-back who is tactically and technically adept and capable of playing long accurate passes from defence. Trained as a winger, he can also play as a central defender due to his physical presence.[26]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 16 March 2019[27]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other[nb 1] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid B 2016–17 Segunda División B 28 1 28 1
Real Madrid 2017–18 La Liga 9 2 5 0 2 0 1 0 17 2
Borussia Dortmund (loan) 2018–19 Bundesliga 20 2 2 1 5 0 27 3
Career total 57 5 7 1 7 0 1 0 72 6
  1. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

InternationalEdit

As of match played 9 September 2018[28]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Morocco
2016 1 0
2017 5 1
2018 8 0
Total 14 1

International goalsEdit

As of match played 25 June 2018. Morocco score listed first, score column indicates score after each Achraf goal.[28]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1 1 September 2017 Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco 2   Mali 4–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [23]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Censo Electoral Transitorio Futbolistas mayores de 18 años" [Census of over-18 footballers] (in Spanish). FFMadrid. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  2. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017: List of players: Real Madrid CF" (PDF). FIFA. 16 December 2017. p. 5. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Achraf Hakimi Dortmund Profile". September 2018 [circa]. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Achraf". Real Madrid C.F. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Achraf Hakimi, la pépite marocaine qui affole le Real Madrid" [Achraf Hakimi, the Moroccan pearl who astonishes Real Madrid] (in French). Foot Mercato. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Achraf Hakimi is the future Dani Carvajal". Marca. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Los tres primeros 'fichajes' del Castilla: Achraf, Óscar y Rivero" [The three first 'signings' of Castilla: Achraf, Óscar and Rivero]. OK Diario (in Spanish). 14 June 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Cuatro canteranos debutaron con el primer equipo del Real Madrid" [Four youth players debuted with Real Madrid's first team]. Libertad Digital (in Spanish). 28 July 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  9. ^ "3–2: Espectacular remontada del Castilla en el último minuto" [3–2: Spetacular last-minute comeback of Castilla] (in Spanish). Real Madrid C.F. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  10. ^ "1–1: Achraf da un punto al Castilla en Fuenlabrada" [1–1: Achraf gives a point to Castilla in Fuenlabrada] (in Spanish). Real Madrid C.F. 25 September 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Achraf Hakimi se quedará con ficha del primer equipo blanco" [Achraf Hakimi will stay with a place in the first team blanco]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 19 August 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Isco double fuels Real Madrid to first home La Liga victory". ESPN FC. 1 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  13. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (10 December 2017). "Hakimi only sixth African player to score for Real Madrid". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Madrid beat Liverpool to complete hat-trick". UEFA. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Achraf Hakimi Becomes First Moroccan Footballer to Win Champions League". Morocco World News. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Borussia Dortmund sign Achraf Hakimi on loan". Borussia Dortmund. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Announcement: Achraf". Real Madrid. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Marco Reus stars as breathtaking Borussia Dortmund put seven past Nuremberg". Bundesliga. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Dortmund 4-0 Atletico". UEFA. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Achraf Hakimi, une première en grandes pompes" [Achraf Hakimi, a first-teamer with great future]. Le360 Sport (in French). 2 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Rapport de match: Maroc Olympique 1–0 Cameroun Olympique" [Match report: Morocco Olympic 1–0 Cameroon Olympic] (in French). Mountakhab.net. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Achraf Hakimi becomes Real Madrid's first Moroccan international". Marca. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  23. ^ a b "Real Madrid's Achraf scores on his competitive Morocco debut". Marca. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  24. ^ "World Cup 2018: Morocco announce preliminary 26-man squad". talkSPORT. Wireless Group Limited. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  25. ^ "Coupe du monde 2018: liste finale des vingt trois Lions de l'Atlas" [2018 World Cup: final list of twenty-three Atlas Lions] (in French). Royal Moroccan Football Federation. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  26. ^ "Achraf Hakimi" (in German). Borussia Dortmund.
  27. ^ "Achraf Hakimi Soccerway Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  28. ^ a b "Hakimi, Achraf". National Football Teams. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  29. ^ "Achraf Hakimi named 2018 African Youth Player of the Year". Onefootball. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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