Hakim Ziyech’s individual performance has earned him the distinction of Morocco’s best footballer in 2018 according to an online poll.
Rabat – Moroccan sports magazine Almountakhab has named Moroccan international football player Hakim Ziyech the “Golden Lion 2018.”
Forty journalists, 20 technical executives, and thousands of internet users voted in the magazine’s survey ranking Morocco’s top 10 footballers.
The Ajax Amsterdam forward collected 332 points, surpassing Borussia Dortmund’s Achraf Hakimi, who obtained 190 points.
Al Nasr’s Nordin Amrabat finished third (80 points), ahead of Girona’s Yassine Bounou (58 points), Raja Athletic Club’s goalkeeper Anas Zniti (51 points), Juventus’ Mehdi Benatia (50 points), the CHAN 2018 top scorer Hebei China’s Ayoub El Kaabi (46 points), Al Ahly’s Walid Azaro (24 points), Wydad Athletic Club’s Mohamed Ounajem (17 points), and Al Raed FC’s Ahmed Hammoudan (10 points).
Initiated in 2004, the Almountakhab award has for the first time focused on the best Moroccan player. Its previous awards were dedicated to the best players on the African continent.