Famous Muslim Footballers

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Ok let me start:
Ozil
Shaqiri
Xhaka
Diaby
Chamakh
Sagna (I think he is)
Yayha Toure
Kolo Toure
Younes Belhanda
M'baye Niang
Etzaz Hussain
Samir Cashri
Anelka
Kanoute
Dzeko
Abidal(i think)
Sakho
Cana


I got loads but I want you guys to have you turn..

Geordie should have a fairly easy time naming a few ;)
 
Keita, Abidal, Benz, Scarface, Muntari(Is Sagna really muslim? i never knew that)
 
Some think that Ibra is a Muslim too, One of his parent is, thats for sure.

Another one, Sahin and that other RM fruitloop who dives for fun in Turkey games, cant recall his name
 
Demba Ba!
Papiss Demba Cisse!

The Demba boys from Newcastle!

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I dont think shaqiri and xhaka are muslims??????

Well I'm absolutely sure that Shaqiri is he is from Albania Kosovo

Im preety sure that Xhaka is aswell...
 
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Ok let me start:
Ozil
Shaqiri
Xhaka
Diaby
Chamakh
Sagna (I think he is)
Yayha Toure
Kolo Toure
Younes Belhanda
M'baye Niang
Etzaz Hussain
Samir Cashri
Anelka
Kanoute
Dzeko
Abidal(i think)
Sakho
Cana


I got loads but I want you guys to have you turn..

Geordie should have a fairly easy time naming a few ;)

The Norwegian one?

When did he get famous he is not even famous here in Norway
 
There was a time when Theiry Henry was considering Islam because of the muslim players in the french national team.
 
I don't follow football therefore don't know about names mentioned in OP. However, there are some famous names like Messi Christiana Ronaldo and Messi etc.

Any Muslim Footballer who has a potential to compete against one of them?
 
I don't follow football therefore don't know about names mentioned in OP. However, there are some famous names like Messi Christiana Ronaldo and Messi etc.

Any Muslim Footballer who has a potential to compete against one of them?

Closest one is Franck Bilal Ribery

Very talented player.
 
I dont understand why Muslims, mainly Pakistanis, feel good when other Muslims, who likely dont give 2 hoots about us, do well in some field.
I also find it funny when I hear them say, WE ruled Spain or whatever place.
You did not rule it. Nor did your ancestors. They were Arab Moors who do not like us at all and definitely dont want to be associatedwith us
 
I know most of the muslim players in the premiership play for Man City.
Edin Dzeko - Man City
Abdul Razak - Man City
Kolo and Yaya Toure - Man City
Samir Nasri - Man City
Al Habsi - Wigan
Diame - Wigan
Traore - QPR
Demba and Cisse Ba - Newcastle
Mahamoudou Diarra - Fulham
Van Persie's wife is muslim not sure about him.
 
Quality player is Afellay, unlucky with injuries plus it is tough to get into the Barca side

Very unrealistic BUT I would love to see us make a cheeky bid for him, need to flood our team with brothers :yk
 
Nourdin Boukhari
Amrabat
Ibrahiem Affelay
Aissati
Alhamdouhi
 
BTW he said that Islam is a great religion and he himself grew up in south Paris, which is a predominantly muslim area.... He also said that many of his team mates converted to Islam(Good :D)
 
Didier Domie (MUHAMMED ESSA former Newcastle,PSG,Espanyol,panthanikos defender.
 
Thats just a youtube video, he is a roman catholic, its just a rumour spread around at internet that he converted...

Btw Al Jazeera is a crazy channel who reports many lies... Have the channel myself and its crazy

That wasn't AJ it was Saudi club Al Hilal's own media. The person on Youtube who uploaded that made a mistake.

As for AJ being "crazy" and "reporting many lies", care to back that spurious claim up with some evidence? Personally I've found AJ English's coverage to be far more balanced and interesting than the BBC or other state media, and leagues ahead of Murdoch's outlets.
 
I dont understand why Muslims, mainly Pakistanis, feel good when other Muslims, who likely dont give 2 hoots about us, do well in some field.
I also find it funny when I hear them say, WE ruled Spain or whatever place.
You did not rule it. Nor did your ancestors. They were Arab Moors who do not like us at all and definitely dont want to be associatedwith us

Because all Muslims are brothers and you would always wish the best for your brothers. As far as I know, those Arab Moors definitely cared for us because they wouldn't have busted their behinds to give us the light of Islam.

Plus Toure, Abidal, Afellah and maybe even Ozil have publically said that they want to be role-models for yound Muslim footballers.

You really spoilt this thread with your negativity.
 
Wish Manchester United get a talented Muslim player soon.

I'm envious of Madrid; Benzema, Khedira and Ozil!!
 
Younes Belhanda - current french young player of the year
Armand Traore - Ex Arsenal player


Huge Rumour Henry Converted

hence the beard which he never shaves now
 
Never knew that Benzema and Ribery were muslim!

Is Torres muslim? My friend told me some rumours that apparently he was muslim but he converted to Christianity or something like that.
 
Maruone Fellaini - Belgium
Sully Muntari - Ghana
Darijo Srna - Croatia
 
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Never knew that Benzema and Ribery were muslim!

Is Torres muslim? My friend told me some rumours that apparently he was muslim but he converted to Christianity or something like that.

Nope

Neither is Henry

Too many such rumours on Youtube lately
 
Ozil making Muslims proud. One of the most appreciated soccer players right now. :)
 
whats interesting is France has a large Muslim population so not surprising there are some muslim players in their squad who have made it..one being an ATG..

Germany has had turkish residents since the 1920's so no suprise that a turk has made it finally..

England have a large Muslim population yet not a single Muslim footballer??hmmn..
 
whats interesting is France has a large Muslim population so not surprising there are some muslim players in their squad who have made it..one being an ATG..

Germany has had turkish residents since the 1920's so no suprise that a turk has made it finally..

England have a large Muslim population yet not a single Muslim footballer??hmmn..


in england they focus on cricket

and in comparison to france englands arab population is not that much
 
Are these answers based on presumption...ie Muslim names so must be Muslim?...

Ibrahimovic is catholic I know that much...

I was under the impression that Van Persie converted for his wife...so make of that what you will...
 
Are these answers based on presumption...ie Muslim names so must be Muslim?...

Ibrahimovic is catholic I know that much...

I was under the impression that Van Persie converted for his wife...so make of that what you will...

There was an interview he did a while back where he say's he is not muslim
 
Are these answers based on presumption...ie Muslim names so must be Muslim?...

Ibrahimovic is catholic I know that much...

I was under the impression that Van Persie converted for his wife...so make of that what you will...

I watched his interview on SVT(Sweden`s BBC) a few weeks ago and he said that he doesnt believe in God and doesnt follow any religion.
 
Ilkay Gundogan plays for Dortmund. Believe he is in the Germany Euro 2012 squad. Also Ozil reads the Ayat-ul-kursi before each match. So he is a real brother! In the French team there are many muslims aswell. Rami, Benzema, Nasri, Ben Arfa, Ribery.
 
Apparently cisse,ba,ben arfa and tiote will boycott of wearing new Wonga sponsor on Newcastle shirt.
 
A better question would be how many Pakistani footballers are there?

What you have asked is similar to how many Christian footballers are there. All the top footballers of all time have predominately been Christian, but they don't think like that.
 
A better question would be how many Pakistani footballers are there?

What you have asked is similar to how many Christian footballers are there. All the top footballers of all time have predominately been Christian, but they don't think like that.

There is a guy playing for Apoel in the CL with Pakistani heritage.
 
There are so many now so it's not really interesting anymore.

Every Team pretty much have one at least and you can also now see clubs wishing us Eid Mubarak etc.

At the top of my head.. Arsenal have Ozil, Elneny, Mustafi, Liverpool have Mane, Salah and Can, United with Pogba and Chelsea with Bakayoko, Kante. Tottenham have Dembele.

Barcelona Dembele
Real Madrid Karim Benzema
Juventus Pjanic
Bayern Ribery

And so many more.
 
There are so many now so it's not really interesting anymore.

Every Team pretty much have one at least and you can also now see clubs wishing us Eid Mubarak etc.

At the top of my head.. Arsenal have Ozil, Elneny, Mustafi, Liverpool have Mane, Salah and Can, United with Pogba and Chelsea with Bakayoko, Kante. Tottenham have Dembele.

Barcelona Dembele
Real Madrid Karim Benzema
Juventus Pjanic
Bayern Ribery

And so many more.

Actually yeah

Most top team now have 2-3

Not that I ever kept track of it but even 10 years ago this was inconceivable
 
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Abel Xavier, whose accidental handball gave France the penalty in Euro 200 semis against Portugal, became Muslim after retiring

And here's a surprise one; South Korean goalkeeper Lee Woon Jae, who played well in their rise to the 2002 WC semis, was a Muslim as well
 
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