Muslim Footballers in Premier League 2014

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Sunday, July 7th, 2013 | 85

How many muslim player in EPL 2013

Premier League season is just around the corner as the first match will be played on 18th August 2013 and in the meantime many Premier League players who happen to be Muslims will be fasting in the holy month of Ramadan and that is somthing Premier League manager of the concerned players have to look at before the season gets underway.

There are fair share of Muslim players in the Premier League and we take a look at each and every player, where he is from and what clubs he has played in English Premier League. Some of the player are pretty high profile with the likes of Samir Nasri, Yaya Toure who play for Manchester City, quite a few in Arsenal and some surprise names who you never though are practicing Islam with Bosnia born Manchester City player Edin Dzeko.


Mesut Ozil Salary 2014Mesut Özil
Nationality: German (Turkish roots)
Club: Arsenal
Age: 24

adnan januzaj muslim playerAdnan Januzaj
Nationality: Brussels, Belgium
Club: Manchester United
Age: 19

Rahim Sterling is muslim footballerRaheem Shaquille Sterling
Nationality: English (carribian roots)
Club: Liverpool
Age: 18

Abou Diaby Muslim Premier League playerVassiriki Abou Diaby
Nationality: French
Club: Arsenal
Age: 27

Adel TaarabtAdel Taarabt
Born: Morocco
Nationality: French
Club: QPR
Age: 24

Ahmed Elmohamady
Born: Basyoun, Egypt
Nationality: Egyption
Club: Sunderland
Age: 25
Ali Al-Habsi
Born: Oman
Nationality: Oman
Club: Wigan
Age: 31
 Armand Traoré
Born: Châtenay-Malabry, France
Nationality: French
Club: QPR
Age: 23
Bacary Sagna
Born: Sens, France
Nationality: French
Club: Arsenal
Age: 30
Damba Ba
Born: Sèvres, France
Nationality: French
Club: Chelsea
Age: 28

Kolo Touré
Born: Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
Nationality: Côte d’Ivoire
Club: Arsena, Man City, Liverpool
Age: 32
Leon Osman
Born: Higher End, UK
Nationality: English
Club: Everton
Age: 32
Mamady Sidibe
Born:  Kremis, Mali
Nationality: Malian
Club: Stoke City
Age: 33
Marouane Chamakh
Born:  Tonneins, France
Nationality: French
Club: Arsenal
Age: 29
Marouane Fellaini
Born:  Etterbeek, Belgium
Nationality: Belgian
Club: Everton
Age: 25
Mohamed Diame
Born:  Créteil, France
Nationality:Senegal, French
Club: West Ham United
Age: 26
Edin Džeko
Born: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Club: Man City
Age: 27
Moussa Dembele
Born: Wilrijk, Belgium
Club: Tottenham
Age: 37
Papiss Cissé
Born:  Dakar, Senegal
Nationality: Senegal
Club: Newcastle United
Age: 28
Samir Nasri Samir Nasri
Born: Marseille, France
Nationality: French
Club: Arsenal, Man City
Age: 26
Yaya Touré
Born: Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
Nationality: Côte d’Ivoire
Club: Manchester City
Age: 30
 Younes Kaboul
Born: Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
Club: Tottenham
Age: 27
Full Name: Hatem Ben Arfa
Born: Clamart, France
Club: Newcastle United
Age: 26

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  • salah ali adan

    way ku mahad sanyihiin

    • prince musharaf mohamed

      i am happy with my muslim brothers

    • Rabii

      Mousa Dembele is not 37…

      • Farhan

        LOL, I missef that myself!

  • zammeel

    I luv u en may our Almighty Allah protect of of u frm ur enamies

  • zammeel

    I luv u en may our Almighty Allah protect ol of u frm ur enamies

  • john

    Disgusting how a religion that is so damaging to society has been allowed into our beautiful game

    • Admin

      @ John,

      you are typical uneducated moron

      • Hamza

        You moron think about what you say before you comment

        • saleehu

          we urger Allah to leave us in muslim ummah also to put us among his those who he luv

    • dino

      john the moron

      • Musty

        Mr john,use your head and think properly human and not like animals.. If muslim is a bad religion would people be reverting to it? Stop drinking too much alcohol and think!

      • Javed

        Dear John
        U need help

    • Oscar Molotov

      What are you talking about non of these players are jewish.

    • NN

      u should respect other people’s religion john.. think about it dude

    • Aphixco

      John…Islam is the only religion that preaches PEACE and EQUALITY..Do to others what u want them to do to you

    • Musa

      John I’m guessing you are a regular at EDL meetings and Raleigh’s in fact I bet you have no qualifications and uneducated .
      I am a honky whiter than white Muslim a revert from Christianity who still has to put up with oh but your all wright your not like them In fact the num nuts who say that to me are probably your relations , an the worse of a situation like this is all that you sow will grow with this negative racsist attitude .

    • Sedick

      Hi John before you brand Islam why not understand what its about before criticizing. Human beings cause havoc not the religion.

  • Zack Starr

    Fuck u john..

  • Fazley

    Grow up John

  • Fazley

    All of us ( human) are brothers no place for hatred . All one gods creation.

  • Tommy Robinson (EDL)

    hahah muslims players are shit, give me one name of a world class muslim player ? most of them are ordinary bunch of tools

    • cr7

      CR7, gave his goldern boot towards islam google it take a picture I don’t give a fuck

    • abdalla

      ozil, karim banzema,zidane,frank ribbery, samir nasr, abidal, fellania, demba ba these are world class footballers who are muslim, i dont think you cleary know football

    • Javed

      Tommy Robinson (EDL)
      if u have no knowledge than why u barking all these stupid things.
      Grow up and see where are the muslim now.

    • Human

      U r jusT a waste of a human body just get out of this world

  • almohamud

    you are just mother fucker sucker & think before you tallk

    • Nastic

      go make bombs you motherfucka…..

      • Human

        Dude u talk about making bombs..well u people do it well
        And if anybody does anything wrong its indivisually on him,
        he is responsible for it not the whole community .
        Learn to Respect bro, May God bless u and guide to right path

  • farouk sekabembe abu

    Allah bless u all

  • Buhari Ahmed janyau (@bajanyau)

    Muslim player carefull islam god protect you.

    • ibrahim

      salam ‘alaykum brethrens,he(john) has said his opinion based on what the media has fed him about i will advice he makes his finding from other sources than those news we are fed please lets stop using abusive words,Allah(God of Abraham) doesnt support that we do that.and we dont have Islam god,wat we have is God of all that exist,the one who created all that exists,the one who delivered children of israel from pharoah,the one whom we would account to on the day of in english lang,you call Him God,so He is called in Arabic language, so do your findings before a day we will all account for our endeavours on earth comes&on dat day its either one is admitted to hell(which we all underestimate its temp), or one is admitted to paradise,&this is a day one would not be able to return to earth to rectify ones actions, dat is the puepose of our current existence.brethrens lets return to the book of Allah,and work righteously,may Allah guide our affairs aright.Ameen

  • Abbas Ramata

    May Allah protect them

  • Semir


  • Abdul-Fatawu Andani

    Subhanal Lah May Allah forgive u john for u do not know what u are talking about. May the peace blessing of Allah be upon us


    Well 4 yall who is hating on US one thing to say to yall just wait until
    you are in your graves and we will see who is cocky…hahaha…cause WE know something yall
    dont know belive or not is up to you and by the way make sure U enjoy your paradise as much as U can.
    promise that and WE will enjoy being in prison ohh WE love it. ISLAM IN EVERY HOUSE

    • Maloni

      you are drunk, americans are pussies. their own government making a fool out of normal american cunts….Muslims are spreading across europe, whites are embrassing islam slowly slowly. It is not far when europe will be a hub of new islam. wait and watch

  • Dcfc ben

    Religion is a placebo it’s fake not real dudes it’s been scientifically proven that everyone and everything evolved that is fact

    • Maloni

      @ Dcfc ben

      go watch porn you muppet…you are drunk

      • Jay JAy

        that was an uneducated reply?? What DCFC just said was true… Science has proved that all religious writings bout how we where created was wrong… When these books where wrote 1000s of years ago people where naive… The religious rules where also written to suit the authors… But hey lets all live by a book written over a 1000 years ago by people who hadn’t even discovered penicillin… Lets throw our TVs away suppress our women, wear sandals and prey half the day to some imaginary thing who isn’t even there because it makes us feel better… OHHH did i just say that?? If there was such thing as a god why has he not just given every non believer a heart attack?? Sorry if i offend but its my opinion… Lets go on facts…

  • cabdiqaadir anelka

    iam very happy to see 20 muslim player in primier league

  • brima

    I am so impress to know that Islam is playing in the lives of very good players.Guys,keep it up as Islam is the only way to heaven.

  • Dcfc ben

    @ Maloni
    We evolved its been proven where’s gods / Allahs hands in that check it up come on if you think your going to some heaven you fucking drunk religion is written by man simples 🙂

  • the truth

    a religion that preach so much hate MUSLIM i wonder why anyone want to be associated with a religion like that kill no believer i dont hear the christian say kill non christain muslim is to violent for my liking the way they treat women in short i wont come near a muslim… sorry.. but its good we have all kind of religion in premiership

    • david

      excuse me how we treat our woman? we treat our woman with respect, for example dubai saudia arabia qatar are muslim countries and have laws on how to look after youre wife and how to treat youre with decency and respect, or you go to prison. unlike you fools who can go to ibiza and what knows where and all you people can do is shove youre wee willies up filthy baggy holes! talk about treating youre woman right, islam is about purity and respect so get you’re facts right.

      • Honest

        Fuck u dude… how u treat ur wife when ur marrying more than one… that is shit……



  • zaidan

    islam tell i die and my life is for mohammed p.b.h

  • kaso

    Tommy Robinson (EDL) says:

    listen tommy shit lol frank ribbery is the best and zidan and so many more so go et some shit hahhaha

  • volkan

    think about a team consist of muslim players all, would that succeed 🙂
    it would rock man!

  • ibrahim

    Islam= Religion..answer No it is a complete way of life….Only those of mankind who look and search for the truth with a open mind without prejudices will be enlightened when they seek the truth.
    This is why there are more people turning to Islam than any other way of life….FACT.
    Put your brain washed media hyped lies and fabrications to one side and read learn about how Islam shaped the world for over a thousand years.
    How Islam gave special rights to women and the poor truly God has power over all things.
    You will never know what Islam is until you learn about it or you can always stay ignorant….after all most people who accept Islam always comment on how they were ignorant to Islam because of what was said or mentioned in the press….so help yourself and read about it….In Sha Allah.

  • fsdfsd

    christians suck cocks

    • chilo

      add Henry on best muslim players list

  • Niko

    I’m a neutral but dcfc you are a clown mate.. If you don’t beleive what was written about religions you las then 2000 years ago you probably beleive that dinosaurs existed a 100,000 years ago go kill yourself

  • Mr Hindu

    These all seem to be westernised football muslims not those dirty Asian ones lol.

    • Mr Hindu

      Just to remind all you Islamers, theirs 32m Christians, 3m Hindu, 3m Jewish and 2m others all hate muslims guess who’s gonna lose out, that not forgetting the 20m nutters who are non religious

  • William Hilldergarde

    The people commenting here are not muslim…because from experience they dont use foul language, or insult other people’s beliefs, even though they are tormented with such filthy sentiments as the ones I have read here. No. Muslims do not do that. Only the puppets of propaganda would do that. This clearly looks like some internet trolls, trolling each other. Well done. Half of you can’t spell for toffee either. Nasty little trolls.

    • Mohamed M. Komara

      Muslims are aware that the world is rich with diversity of faith and cultures. They also know the intolerance of some citizens of this world towards anything divine. Such intolerance only strengthen true Muslims and make them to pity the state of opponents

  • abdi

    god bless everybody allah hu akbar

  • Stupid goat

    Hey you guys calm down maybe our religion are not same but honestly I’am neutral so get done of it and stop the fucking debat

  • harris Umar

    Don’t mine my fellow muslims arroun the world. Allah is with us and protect us. I LUV ISLAM ALLAHU AKBAR.

  • fair

    this page is for muslim footballers..Not for disscusing reliogin

  • LOL

    Islam is made up *SPOILER* science is true FACT.

  • RVP

    I think that every one who has written a comment agrees that john doesn’t know what he is talking about and is in severe need of help. John think before you comment

  • Mohamed

    Yes it’s true ther are Muslim foot ballets less than the muslim kiler bombers


    John! ur a pegan,u dont have religion.ur worshipin game.son of satan

  • Muhammad Waqar

    Happy to see most of them are from France.

  • Mzserlozvic

    allahu akbar! Allahu akbar!! Allahu akbar!!! Up up up muslim ummah up muslim ummah we are on the right path those whose do not believe we would oll meet on front of ISLAM UMMAH’S owner(Allahu).

  • zain

    im sure edin dzeko is not a muslim

    • Melodic Death

      he is

    • izwan

      He is muslim

    • Su’di Awiif

      Don’t say that He is Muslim I know

  • sara

    edin dzeko is muslim 😉 100%. He is bosnian, bosnian are muslims

    • izwan

      Edin Dzeko is truly muslim.

  • Ahmed Ibrahim

    salama aleykum dear bros and sister

  • Ahmed Ibrahim

    is fellaini realty

  • Tutla

    He is, Just saw in put up his hands in prayer (the Islamic way) on the pitch for the Man City vs WBA Game.

  • izwan


  • Yousuf

    Sterling is not muslim

  • Laoye Suleiman Abubakar

    Edin Dzeko is a Muslim devote Muslim he use to say Surat l Fatiha anytime he enter field according to social media source

  • Su’di Awiif

    What is wrong Sterling he is not Muslim

  • Ruzaiq

    I know sterling is not muslim
    Is Leon Osman muslim

  • Kieran

    Sterling is not a Muslim, hes a Christian

  • ceejayrfc

    dont know what to believe on here as STERLING IS CHRISTIAN

  • Carlos Alejandro


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