Zakaria Bakkali is a Belgian footballer who plays for Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven and the Belgium national football team. He is most famous for becoming the youngest Eredivisie player of all-time to score a hat-trick, at the age of 17 years and 196 days.
Bakkali was born on the 26th of January 1996 and he began his professional career at PSV Eindhoven in 2013. On 30 July 2013, he started in the Champions League qualification game between PSV Eindhoven and S.V. Zulte Waregem. He scored his first goal for PSV Eindhoven in a Champions League qualifier against Belgian side S.V. Zulte Waregem at 7 August 2013.During a 5-0 win against NEC Nijmegen on 11 August 2013, Bakkali scored a hat-trick in just his second ever appearance in the Eredivisie.
Bakkali's prolific form at such a young age has linked him with several big European clubs including Manchester United and Manchester City.
Having progressed through the ranks with Belgium Bakkali was selected to play for Belgium after Belgium coach Marc Wilmots selected him in the 25-man squad in the friendly-game against France.