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Hakim Ziyech

Football excellence, pro-Palestinian advocacy

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Date of Birth:



Dronten, Netherlands

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Hakim Ziyech is recognized for his outstanding achievements as a professional footballer and for his vocal support of Palestinian causes, reflecting a commitment to both sports and social advocacy.

Brief bio

Born in the Netherlands to a Moroccan mother and a Dutch father, Hakim Ziyech has risen to prominence as a professional footballer known for his technical skills and vision on the field. In addition to his football career, he has been active in supporting Palestinian causes, using his platform to raise awareness and express solidarity.

Major Milestones


  • Childhood in Dronten (1993-2003): Grew up in Dronten with his siblings; faced the loss of his father at age 10​​​​.

  • Eredivisie Debut (2012): Debuted in professional football with a match against NEC Nijmegen​​.

  • Signing with FC Twente (2014): Signed by FC Twente, marking a significant step in his professional career​​.

  • Transfer to Ajax (2016): Transferred to Ajax, gaining widespread acclaim for his performances​​.

  • Joining Chelsea FC (2020-Present): Became a Chelsea FC player, aiming to be a top midfielder in the Premier League​​...See More

  • Pro-Palestinian Advocacy: Expressed support for Palestine during the 2023 Gaza War, voicing solidarity on social media and raising awareness about the Palestinian plight​​​​​​​​​​...See More

  • FC Twente Career: Played a pivotal role in FC Twente's midfield, enhancing his reputation​​.

  • Success at Ajax: Became a fan favorite at Ajax for his performances in domestic and European competitions​​.

  • Chelsea FC Player: Continues to contribute at the highest level in English football with Chelsea FC​​

  • Community Ambassador: Supports the Drontense SOEP project, helping troubled young people​

Date of Last Update: 
January 7, 2024

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