Borussia Dortmund ‘s wide-ranger Achraf Hakimi has been named the fastest player on record in the Bundesliga, with the feat of the Real Madrid loan marking the third time this season a fresh face has appeared on top 10.
While the top flight in Germany may have only started to collect detailed data in the 2011-12 season, the current Arsenal man and former Dortmund speedster Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘s seventh placement provide context as to how impressive this term is in the league.
Hakimi, still 21, broke first in the top 10 during the action-packed 3-3 draw by Lucien Favre at home to RB Leipzig, clocking a top speed of 22.49 mph (36.20 km / h), according to the official website of the Bundesliga, to take him to the top of the charts.
However, with the season wearing on as the league went into matchday 20, Hakimi hit his step, beating his record with a 22.67 mph (36.49 km / h) improved top speed when Dortmund trounced Union Berlin 5-0 at Signal Iduna Park.
Nonetheless, Hakimi ‘s value to the Dortmund cause is such that international Morocco hasn’t missed a single match this term, providing four goals and putting 10 assists throughout the campaign to date, while also netting four goals in eight appearances in the Champions League.
During Bayern Munich ‘s battle with Paderborn, Kingsley Coman improved his personal best earlier in the season while his namesake Kingsley Ehizibue made himself known by holding the record from Matchday 7 until Hakimi’s first entry.