Achraf Hakimi wins Bundesliga Rookie award

Achraf Hakimi, currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Real Madrid, has won September’s Rookie of the Month in the Bundesliga.

The month saw the teenager net a goal during his debut, a 7-0 win over Nuremberg, while he also provided an assist in the 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in a spell of excellent form.

The defender was selected for the award after triumphing from a three-man shortlist which included Hertha Berlin's Javairo Dilrosun and Florian Neuhaus of Borussia Monchengladbach.

Born in Madrid to parents of Moroccan descent, Achraf joined Madrid's youth setup in 2006 from CD Colonia Ofigevi as an eight-year-old.

Hakimi, 19, is primarily a right-sided defender who can also play in the heart of the defence and he has already amassed 14 caps for Morocco, including all three group matches at this summer’s World Cup.

Madrid have Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Odriozola and Nacho Fernandez to play in the right-back position.

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