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New Player! Bakkali

14/07/2017 13:00

Zakaria Bakkali (Lieja, Belgium, 26 January 1996) on loan from Valencia CF, will play for Real Club Deportivo in the 2017-2018 season.

Raised in Standard de Liege, he then began in PSV Eindhoven’s youth academy at the age of 12 where he was instructed until his debut with the first team at the start of the 2013-2014 season. His first match was in the Champions’ League qualifiers against Zulte Waregem, and in the second leg match he scored his first official goal. He played 16 matches and scored 3 goals for Eredivisie that season, and at the end of the year, he had played 24 official matches and scored 4 goals.

Valencia CF went on to sign him when his contract with PSV ended in July 2015. He has played a total of 27 matches and has scored 2 goals for the Chés.

Bakkali has played in all the age groups of Belgium's national team, including the senior squad where he has played two games.

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