|Birth Day:||June 15, 1998|
|Birth Place:||Reggio Emilia, Italy|
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He played for Reggiana and Milan youth clubs from 2011-2012 and 2012-2014, respectively.
Mastour was born to Moroccan parents in Reggio Emilia, Italy. He began playing at his hometown club AC Reggiana, and in early 2012, at the age of 13, he featured for Inter Milan in youth tournaments despite rules prohibiting him from leaving Reggiana until his next birthday. In January of that year, he scored five goals in the Ielasi Memorial tournament, including one in the final against A.S. Roma. After approaches from Juventus, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City, Mastour moved to Inter's city rivals A.C. Milan on the recommendation of former manager Arrigo Sacchi, for a fee of €500,000. Shortly after signing, he gave an interview with Sky Italia in which he dribbled and performed kick-ups with a cherry. He is a Muslim.
Mastour was capped seven times and scored once for Italy under-16s. He made his international debut on 18 August 2013, playing the first half of a 3–0 friendly victory over Qatar in Borgo Valsugana, and scored a late equaliser in a 2–1 win over Croatia in Umag on 11 March the following year.
On 31 August 2015, Mastour was loaned to Spain's Málaga CF for two seasons, at the exclusive request of club owner Abdullah al-Thani; as a minor his transfer to another country had to be approved by FIFA, which was not completed until 5 November. He was first included in a matchday squad for the La Liga home fixture against fellow Andalusians Real Betis two days later, making his competitive club debut in the eventual 0–1 loss by playing five minutes as a substitute for compatriot Adnane Tighadouini. On 7 July 2016, after making one appearance all season, Málaga opted to rescind Mastour's loan contract, and he returned to Milan.
Eligible to play for both the Italy national team and the Morocco national team, he announced on 19 May 2015 that he was persuaded to represent the latter, because he felt Morocco to be his country. He was offered the opportunity to have his international debut immediately, while he still had to prove himself to earn a spot for the Italy senior team.
On 12 June 2015, he made his international debut for Morocco in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group F match against Libya at the Stade Adrar in Agadir, replacing Nordin Amrabat for the final two minutes of the 1–0 victory. Thus with this cap, the coach ensured that, according to FIFA rules, he could never re-consider his allegiances in the future. Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport confirmed that Italy could no longer select him. In doing so, he became Morocco's youngest ever senior international player, aged 16 years old and 363 days.
Mastour claimed at age 14 that his main abilities were his ball control and dribbling. In 2015, Fabio Balaudo of UEFA.com added: "Excellent dribbling skills and sublime technique have made him almost impossible to mark for players in his age group. With great control at speed, a good shot with both feet and the ability to change pace, he is expected to shine behind the forwards or as a winger." A former coach likened Mastour to former Inter midfielder Wesley Sneijder for his ability to orchestrate play from behind the forward line, but his ability in making the ball disappear with his tricks earned him comparisons with Ronaldinho and Neymar as well. Several pundits, including Ivano Pasqualino, have also highlighted Mastour's ball-juggling skills and prowess at free-style football as some of his key strengths and characteristics as a player. In 2014, Omar Danesi, the coach of Milan's under-17 team, praised Mastour's speed and ability to retain the ball from defenders. He predicted a first-team breakthrough, while assuring that Mastour should be given sufficient time to improve beforehand. A.C. Milan youth director, Filippo Galli, said that "nobody at Milan has any doubts about Hachim's ability".
Considered to be a highly promising prospect in his youth, in 2015, The Guardian named him as one of the 50 best young players in the world born in 1998. Despite his talent, however, he has since struggled to establish himself at the professional level and consistently achieve first team football; as such, several pundits have questioned whether he is capable of handling the pressure needed to fulfil his potential. Moreover, Paul Grech felt in 2018 that Mastour lacked the physical strength to succeed at the highest level, given his relatively modest height of 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m). Regarding his limitations as a player, his former Zwolle manager Ron Jans said of him: "He can do wonderful things with a ball but he must start adding more depth to his game." Regarding Mastour's situation, his former Milan manager, Gennaro Gattuso, commented on the issue in 2018, stating: "We’ve talked a lot lately. I even threatened him because he became more famous for making videos than playing, but he doesn’t do that anymore because I told him I’d knock his teeth out! In recent months he’s improved some things in training and we decided to let him play in the Primavera. The train has passed but he’s not 50-years-old, he’s 20-years-old [in June] and I think he has to take stock of his mistakes. He needs to play consistently, because we can see he’s lost some match sharpness. I’ve noticed a few improvements though."
On 14 July 2016, Mastour joined Dutch club PEC Zwolle on a season-long loan. He made his Eredivisie debut on 13 August, replacing fellow Moroccan Youness Mokhtar for the final 17 minutes of a 0–3 home loss to Sparta Rotterdam.
On 4 September 2018, Greek Superleague club Lamia officially announced the signing of Mastour on a free transfer, on a contract worth €200,000 per year. He was reported absent in December, and the following February his father confirmed that this was due to injury that he alleged was not being treated by the club. Following six goalless appearances in seven months, his deal was terminated by mutual consent on 4 March 2019. The following month, he trained with Parma.
Mastour signed a three-year contract with Serie C side Reggina on 18 October 2019. He made his debut on 22 January 2020, as an 81st-minute substitute in a 2–1 home loss to Virtus Francavilla.
Currently, Hachim Mastour is 23 years, 7 months and 12 days old. Hachim Mastour will celebrate 24th birthday on a Wednesday 15th of June 2022.
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