The versatile defender has made a sizeable impression since joining the Club in the summer and his performances under Pep Guardiola earned him a place in Murat Yakin’s squad for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.
Since then, he has played every minute of his country’s run in the competition to date, progressing to the knockout stages by finishing second in Group G.
Switzerland opened their quest for World Cup glory with a 1-0 win over Cameroon, then confirmed their place in the last-16 with a dramatic 3-2 win over Serbia after losing 1-0 to Brazil in matchday two.
Domestically, the 27-year-old has made 12 appearances since he arrived at the Etihad Stadium, while earning six clean sheets.
In our latest showreel, highlighting Akanji’s best bits in a City shirt, we see pinpoint passing, excellent aerial ability and calmness on the ball.
Take a look at his most memorable moments so far via the video above!