Who is the Wizard of Amsterdam?
Hakim Ziyech, the prolific Morrocan-Dutch footballer that etched his name at Ajax Football Club, was able to set records and was highly recognized for his special and unreal football quality, unique style, vision, and powerful footballing prowess.
Many football lovers are very aware of who the “Wizard of Amsterdam” is, the great Hakim Ziyech. The Morrocan plays for Premier League outfit, Chelsea Football Club at the moment, he’s a renowned dribbler who is widely known for his long ball technique, free kicks, and ability to make beautiful dribbles. he can play as a central attacking midfielder and also, as a winger.
Hakim Ziyech is an astonishing and outstanding player whose immediate use of instincts is glaring. Born on the 19th of March 1993 and has exceptionally represented Morocco and attained the prize of the African finest eleven players.
Ziyech started his career at Heerenveen before joining Twente in 2014. He later went on to sign for Ajax on a five years deal before agreeing on another five years deal with Chelsea football club before the 2019/20 season.
In 2016, Hakim made a grand entry into Amsterdam while signing for Ajax Football Club. It was in Ajax that he established himself as one of the most sort after footballers. His strong techniques in Ajax football Club were quite suited for Eric Ten Hag’s style of play.
Within his period at Ajax, the 2018–19 season was the most prolific in Ziyech’s career, as he scored 16 goals and provided 13 assists in the Eredivisie. He later joined the Premier League club, Chelsea for €40 million, for the next season.
Ziyech was linked with a transfer to Arsenal, Real Madrid, Bayern, and Chelsea after the 2019/20 season before he chose Chelsea Football Club.
Ziyech’s stay was short, shorter than most football enthusiasts would have wanted it, this is simply because it was the most beautiful moments of his career, his best performances happened in Ajax, at his exit, it was to him the hardest period to make a decision, but just like every good player, it was a moment for a new exploit.
A very strong team that constituted of regular playing stars made up of Hakim Ziyech, David Neres, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Kasper Dolberg, Dušan Tadić, Hakim Ziyech, Donny van de Beek, Lasse Schöne, Abdelhak Nouri, Frenkie de Jong, Nico Tagliafico, Matthijs de Ligt, Daley Blind, André Onana, Mitchel Bakker stormed the world. They were able to storm Europe by surprise and make the most auspicious performances in the Eredivisie for the last decade. this thrilled all football fans.
A wonderful performance by this team caught lots of eyes watching, with many clubs making offers with millions of pounds, it was these offers that players and the club could not refuse that prompted the moves that took Ziyech to Chelsea.
Ziyech is a wonderful player, a joy to watch, unfortunately, the pernicious effects of the covid-19 affected the wild celebration that he would have received when it was time for him to bow out of the club. Watching a video montage in an Amsterdam theatre was one of the many ways that Hakim could be bid farewell. during his time in Amsterdam, he won the following: Eredivisie: 2018–19, KNVB Cup: 2018–19, Johan Cruyff Shield: 2019, UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2016–17
Hakim Ziyech won Individual awards, both internationally and in the local league and they include Mars d’Or (Moroccan Player of the Year): 2016, Lion d’Or African Footballer of the Year: 2018 Eredivisie Team of the Year: 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, Eredivisie Best Player: 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19, Heerenveen Player of the Year: 2013–14, Twente Player of the Year: 2014–15, AFC Ajax Player of the Year: 2017–18, 2018–19,2019–20, AFC Ajax Goal of the Season: 2019–20, Dutch Footballer of the Year: 2017–18, Eredivisie Player of the Month: October 2018, August 2019, UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2018–19, CAF Team of the Year: 2019, IFFHS CAF Men Team of The Year: 2020, FA Cup Team of the Year: 2020–21.