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17 Premier League Teams Have Muslim Players (2016 – 2017 season)

 

Paul Labile Pogba is the latest Muslim to have joined the English Premier League, playing for Manchester United. He was introduced to the Islamic faith by his mother. Yeo Moriba, his mother, has been described as his inspiration.

The English Premier League is the most watched professional sport league in the world. Clubs have diverse squads and players coming from different nationalities, race and religion.

In the last ten years, the number of Muslim footballers have increased in the league and with certain changes have had to be taken place such as keeping an eye on those who fast during Ramadan and to not give bottles of champagne to them if they become man of the match. Here is a list of 47 Muslim players who will be playing for English teams for the year 2016-2017.


Paul Labile Pogba

Born: Lagny-sur-Marne, France
Midfielder – Age: 23
Club: Manchester United

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Eden Hazard

Born: La Louvière, Belgium
Midfielder – Age: 25
Club: Chelsea

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Adnan Januzaj

Born: Brussels, Belgium
Midfielder – Age 21
Club: Manchester United

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Mame Biram Diouf

Born: Dakar, Senegal
Forward – Age 28
Club: Stoke City

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Sofiane Feghouli

Nationality: Algerian/French
Midfielder – Age: 26
Club: West Ham United

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Ahmed Musa

Nationality: Nigerian
Forward – Age: 23
Club: Leicester City

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Mesut Özil

Nationality: Germany (Turkish)
Midfielder – Age: 27
Club: Arsenal

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Riyad Mahrez

Nationality: Algerian/French (Algerian)
Midfielder – Age: 25
Club: Leicester City

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Yaya Sanogo

Born: France
Striker – Age: 23
Club: Arsenal

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Kurt Zouma

Born: Lyon, France
Defender – Age: 21
Club: Chelsea

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 Marouane Fellaini

Born: Etterbeek, Belgium
Midfielder – Age: 28
Club: Manchester United

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Bacary Sagna

Born: Sens, France
Defender – Age: 33
Club: Manchester City

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Samir Nasri

Born: Septèmes-les-Vallons, France
Midfielder – Age: 29
Club: Manchester City

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Yaya Toure

Born: Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
Age: 33
Club: Manchester City

 

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Mamadou Sakho

Born: Paris, France
Defender – Age: 26
Club: Liverpool

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Emre Can

Born: Frankfurt, Germany
Midfielder – Age: 22
Club: Liverpool

 

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Asmir Begovic

Born: Bosnia
Goalkeeper – Age: 29
Club: Chelsea

 

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Younes Kaboul

Born: Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
Defender – Age: 30
Club: Tottenham

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Moussa Dembele

Born: Wilrijk, Belgium
Midifielder – Age: 29
Club: Tottenham

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Nacer Chadli

Born: Liège, Belgium
Midfielder – Age: 27
Club: Tottenham

 

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Nabil Bentaleb

Born: Lille, France (Plays for Algeria)
Midfielder – Age: 21
Club: Tottenhan

 

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Cheikhou Kouyate

Born: Dakar, Senegal
Midfielder – Age: 26
Club: West Ham

 

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Arouna Koné

Born: Anyama, Ivory Coast
Striker – Age: 32
Club: Everton

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Sadio Mané

Born: Sédhiou, Senegal
Midfield – Age: 24
Club: Liverpool

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Andre Ayew

Born: Seclin, France (Nationality: Ghanaian)
Midfielder – Age 26
Club: West Ham United

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Mohamed Elneny

Born: El-Mahalla El-Kubra, Egypt
Midfield – Age: 24
Club: Arsenal

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Abdul Rahman Baba

Born: Tamale, Ghana
Defender – Age: 22
Club: Chelsea

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Xherdan Shaqiri

Nationality: Swiss, Kosovo and Albanian (Born: SFR Yugoslavia)
Midfielder – Age 24
Club: Stoke City

 

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Lewis Grabban

Born: Croydon, London, England (Jamaican)
Striker – Age: 28
Club: A.F.C Bournemouth

 

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Essaid Belkalem

Born: Mekla, Algeria
Defender – Age: 27
Club: Watford

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Abdoulaye Doucouré

Born: Meulan-en-Yvelines, France
Midfield – Age: 23
Club: Watford

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Nordin Amrabat

Born: Naarden, Netherlands (Nationality: Moroccan)
Midfield – Age: 29
Club: Watford

 

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İlkay Gündoğan

Born: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Midfielder – Age: 25
Club: Manchester City

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Yohan Benalouane

Born: Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France
Defender – Age: 29
Club: Leicester City

 

 

Wahbi Khazri

Born: Ajaccio, Corsica, France(Nationality: Tunisian)
Defender – Age: 25
Club: Sunderland

 

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Lamine Koné

Born: Paris, France (Nationality: Ivorian)
Defender – Age: 27
Club: Sunderland

 

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Adlene Guedioura

Born: La Roche-sur-Yon, France (Nationality: Algerian)
Midfielder – Age: 30
Club: Watford

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Ahmed Elmohamady

Born: Basyoun, Egypt
Midfielder – Age: 28
Club: Hull City

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Youssouf Mulumbu

Born: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Midfielder – Age: 29
Club: Norwich City

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Ibrahim Afellay

Born: Utrecht, Netherlands
Midfield – Age: 30
Club: Stoke City

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Bakary Sako

Born: Ivry-sur-Seine, France(Malian)
Midfield – Age: 28
Club: Crystal Palace

 

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Gokhan Inler

Born: Olten, Switzerland
Midfield – Age: 32
Club: Leicester City

 

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Muhamed Bešić

Born: Berlin, Germany (Bosnian)
Midfield – Age: 23
Club: Everton

 

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Oumar Niasse

Born: Ouakam, Senegal
Striker – Age: 26
Club: Everton

 

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Shani Tarashaj

Born: Hausen am Albis, Switzerland
Striker – Age: 21
Club: Everton

 

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