Borussia Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi has been nominated for the Bundesliga Player of the Month award for May.
The 21-year-old showed his versatility in Lucien Favre’s team with his defensive and attacking contributions that helped BVB secure three wins out of four leagues matches played last month, with their only defeat coming against Bayern Munich.
Hakimi faces competition from Bayern Munich duo Joshua Kimmich and Benjamin Pavard, Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, Hoffenheim’s Christoph Baumgartner and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.
The Morocco international, who is on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, has contributed nine goals, including five in the Bundesliga and 10 assists this season.
During the month under review, Hakimi was officially named the fastest player in the Bundesliga after running at 36.49 km/h earlier this season and he managed to cover 35 kilometres per hour in May.
He played a crucial role when Dortmund resumed the 2019-20 league campaign against Schalke 04 by helping them to a comfortable 4-0 victory.
A week later, he sealed BVB’s 2-0 win over Wolfsburg, and he followed it with a strike against struggling Paderborn away from the Signal Iduna Park.