Most Decorated Footballer of All Time Dani Alves Names One African Star He Loves to Watch

Most Decorated Footballer of All Time Dani Alves Names One African Star He Loves to Watch

  • Dani Alves has named Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain full-back Achraf Hakimi among his three favourite right-backs he admires
  • Hakimi has been instrumental for PSG since joining the Parisians in 2021, scoring four goals and chalking six assists in 30 games this season
  • Alves is the most decorated player in the history of football, clinching a staggering 47 trophies in a glittering career spanning over two decades

Brazil and FC Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has named Achraf Hakimi as one of his favourite full-backs he loves to watch.

Regarded as one of the greatest right-backs football has witnessed, Alves revealed he admires the Morocco international as well as Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James of Chelsea.

Despite failing to command a regular position at Real Madrid, Hakimi left for more playing time and became an instant hit at Dortmund before switching to Inter Milan, where he won the Serie A with the Nerazzurri.

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Dani Alves has named Morocco's Achraf Hakimi as one of his favourite right-backs. Photo credit: @FCBarcelona @FRMFOFFICIEL
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The 23-year-old flying full-back currently plies his trade in the French Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, one of Alves' former clubs, where he is highly regarded.

In an interview with FourFourTwo, the Brazilian defender eulogized the aforementioned trio upholding their high standards.

"I admire Trent Alexander-Arnold very much," Alves tells the May edition of FourFourTwo, out in shops this Thursday. "He’s a fantastic footballer – this guy has got world-class skills."
"I also like to watch Reece James and Achraf Hakimi," he continued. "They mix strength with technique and are also great players. The three of them obviously have different characteristics and styles, but they all know how to do the job."

Hakimi nets two stunning freekicks at 2021 AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Paris Saint Germain right-back Achraf Hakimi will try and take over set-piece duty from Lionel Messi and Neymar when he jets back to France after the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Hakimi scored yet another sensational free-kick, this time the winner for Morocco to beat Malawi in the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16.

Only days earlier, the former Inter Milan man had bagged a free-kick against Gabon in the group stage round, in a strike that was tipped to be the goal of the tournament.