Achraf Hakimi: Moroccan star becomes 2nd most followed African footballer months after famous divorce saga

Achraf Hakimi has recorded a remarkable milestone on Instagram months after his divorce saga

Achraf Hakimi: Moroccan star becomes 2nd most followed African footballer months after famous divorce saga

David Ben 09:48 - 19.01.2024

Achraf Hakimi has recorded an impressive milestone on social media.

Achraf Hakimi has recently achieved a remarkable feat on social media.

The Moroccan football star recently surpassed the 20 million followers mark on Meta's platform, solidifying his position as the second most followed African footballer on Instagram.

This milestone comes after a long wait for the Atlas Lions star, having lingered at 19.9 million followers since September 2023.

Achraf Hakimi
Achraf Hakimi of Morroco | Credit: IMAGO

Hakimi reaches 20 million followers milestone on Instagram months after divorce saga.

The rise in Hakimi's online presence can be attributed to various factors, with one of the most notable being his highly publicized divorce from Spanish-Tunisian actress Hiba Abouk.

Achraf Hakimi and Hiba Abouk are legally separated

The split, which gained immense media attention, saw rumors circulating about Hakimi transferring his assets to his mother's name during the divorce proceedings. 

Although unconfirmed, this speculation added an intriguing layer to Hakimi's narrative and contributed to the surge in his social media following.

Another factor would be his penchant for modern style.

Hakimi is undoubtedly one of the most fashionable African footballers in the world and one of the highest-paid African footballers in the world.

The former Inter star has constantly been lauded for his style, while sticking to bubbling trends.

Controversy Surrounding Hakimi

Achraf Hakimi of PSG and Morocco | Credit: IMAGO

Hakimi’s journey to social media stardom is not without its share of controversy.

In the midst of his growing popularity, the 25-year-old Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) player faced serious allegations last year.

The former Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund wingback was charged with rape following accusations of assaulting a 23-year-old woman in his residence in Boulogne, Paris.

French media reported the incident occurred in the absence of his wife and two children.

Despite the gravity of the accusations, Hakimi's representatives have vehemently denied the charges

The legal proceedings are ongoing, and the outcome remains uncertain at this time.