Pro:Direct One's to Watch: Achraf Hakimi
We don't regret to inform you that we know everything about football here at Pro:Direct, therefore, we welcome you to our first ever episode of 'One's to Watch'. A weekly feature you'll want to read and watch as we give you a baller in world football that's on form.
From stats to clips, background to future, here's why we think Borussia Dortmund's 'Achraf Hakimi' is "One to Watch".
Achraf Hakimi: Profile
Date of Birth: November 4th 1998
Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain
Football Nation: Morocco
Current Club: Borussia Dortmund (On loan from Real Madrid)
Height: 1.81m (5ft 11in)
Position: Defender - RB
Preferred Foot: Right
Shirt Number: 5
International Caps: 18
Now, now, now... this lad is going to be special, we can feel it in our professional scouting bones. Achraf Hakimi is versatile, quick, calm and ruthless. Currently playing full-back for Dortmund he's making a name for himself both in Germany and on the European stage. Joining on loan from his childhood club, Real Madrid last season on a 2-year loan, Hakimi has gone strength-to-strength, scoring goals, assisting and defending impeccably.
Let's get into why Achraf Hakimi is our week three: 'One to Watch'.
Joining from Real in the 18/19 season his stats have been superb. Here're the numbers the Moroccan international has pulled out over the last two seasons:
Appearances (all comps): 49
Goals Scored (all comps): 7
Goals Per Minute: 177
Big Chances Created: 3
Passing Accuracy: 88%
Tackles Per Game: 1.8
Ariel Duels Won: 25%
Yellow Cards: 4
Red Cards: 0
Notable moments this season:
Having come onto the scene last season with Dortmund and making a name for himself, it seems this young baller has the mentality and quality to make it to the very top. His name reverberated around Europe in Matchday One of the Champions League this season, scoring 2 goals away at Slavia Prague giving Dortmund a 2-0 win and gaining all three points. Certified Bagsman.