November 4, 1998 (25)
Achraf Hakimi Mouh is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays as a right-back or right winger for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Morocco national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the world. Hakimi began his career with Real Madrid Castilla in 2016 and was promoted to the first team in 2017. He was loaned to Borussia Dortmund for two years, winning the DFL-Supercup in 2019. Hakimi then joined Inter Milan for €40 million, helping them win the 2020–21 Serie A title. In 2021, he signed with Paris Saint-Germain for a reported €60 million. Internationally, Hakimi has represented Morocco since 2016 and played in the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and 2022, and the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 and 2021.
Hakimi’s career has been marked by significant achievements and milestones. At Real Madrid, he made his debut in the 2016 International Champions Cup and scored his first senior goal in September 2016. He was part of the Real Madrid squad that won the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, becoming the first Moroccan to win the title. His loan to Borussia Dortmund saw him score his first Champions League goals and set a Bundesliga speed record in 2020. At Inter Milan, he scored his first goal for the club against Benevento. With Paris Saint-Germain, Hakimi won a Ligue 1 title in his first season and was nominated for the 2022 FIFA FIFPRO World 11 and the 2023 African Footballer of the Year.
Hakimi’s collaborations with various teams and coaches have significantly shaped his career. His time at Real Madrid under coaches like Zinedine Zidane, his development at Borussia Dortmund under Lucien Favre, and his contributions to Inter Milan under Antonio Conte have been instrumental in his growth as a player. At Paris Saint-Germain, working with teammates like Neymar and Kylian Mbappé has further enhanced his skills. Internationally, Hakimi’s performances for Morocco under coaches like Hervé Renard and Vahid Halilhodžić have solidified his reputation as a key player.
Hakimi’s career is distinguished by several awards and recognitions. His contributions to the teams he has played for have been acknowledged through various individual and team honors. These include league titles with Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, a Champions League title with Real Madrid, and personal nominations for prestigious awards like the FIFA FIFPRO World 11 and African Footballer of the Year.