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List of Muslim footballers


A list of notable Muslim footballers is given below. Many of them have converted to Islam and, play professional
football in Europe.
• Philippe Troussier - French Former Footballer and Now Football Manager
• Bruno Metsu - French football manager
• Abou Diaby – French footballer currently playing for Arsenal F.C.
• Marouane Chamakh – Moroccan footballer currently playing for Arsenal F.C.
• Abdisalam Ibrahim- Somali footballer currently playing for Manchester City F.C.
• Ayub Daud- Somali footballer currently playing for Juventus F.C.
• Samir Nasri – French footballer currently playing for Arsenal F.C.
• Nacer Barazite – Dutch footballer currently playing for Arsenal F.C.
• Mohamed Aboutrika – Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ahly
• Emad Moteab - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ahly
• Ahmed Hassan - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ahly
• Mohamed Barakat - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ahly
• Ahmed Fathy - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ahly
• Sayed Moawad - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ahly
• Wael Gomaa - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ahly
• Sherif Abdel-Fadil - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ahly
• Ahmed Adel - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ahly
• Mostafa Shebeita - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ahly
• Jérémie Janot - French footballer currently playing for AS Saint-Étienne
• Hosny Abd Rabo - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ahli Club (Dubai)
• Mohamed Nagy 'Geddo' - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary
• El-Hany Soliman - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary
• Hossam Ghaly - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Nassr
• Ihab El-Masry - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab
• Yaya Touré – Ivorian footballer currently playing for Barcelona
• Éric Abidal – French footballer currently playing for Barcelona
• Franck Ribéry - French footballer currently playing for Bayern Munich
• El Hadji Diouf – Senegal footballer currently playing for Blackburn Rovers F.C.
• Yıldıray Baştürk - Turkish & German footballer currently playing for Blackburn Rovers F.C.
• Mohamed Zidan - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Borussia Dortmund
• Nicolas Anelka – French footballer currently playing for Chelsea F.C.
• Marouane Fellaini – Belgian footballer currently playing for Everton F.C.
• Ahmed Raouf - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Enppi
• Abdelaziz Tawfik - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Enppi
• Ahmed El-Muhammadi - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Enppi
• Abdel El-Saqua - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Eskişehirspor
• Mahmoud Abou El-Saoud - Egyptian footballer currently playing for El-Mansoura
• Amir Abdelhamid - Egyptian footballer currently playing for El-Masry
• Salah Amin - Egyptian footballer currently playing for El Geish
• Mesut Ozil - German footballer currently playing for SV Werder Bremen
• Emre Belözoğlu - Turkish footballer currently playing for Fenerbahçe
• Rashid Yussuff – English footballer currently playing for Gillingham F.C.
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• Amr Zaki - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Hull City A.F.C.
• Kamel Fathi Ghilas – Algerian footballer currently playing for Hull City A.F.C.
• Ahmed Abdel-Ghani - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Haras El Hodood
• Ahmed Salama - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Haras El Hodood
• Ahmed Eid Abdel Malek - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Haras El Hodood
• Ahmed Said 'Okka' - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Haras El Hodood
• Ahmed Kamal - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Haras El Hodood
• Sulley Muntari – Ghanaian footballer currently playing for Internazionale Milano
• Essam El-Hadary - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Ismaily
• Mohamed 'Homos' - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Ismaily
• Mohamed Abougrisha - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Ismaily
• Moatasem Salem - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Ismaily
• Mohamed Sobhy - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Ismaily
• Ahmed Samir Farag - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Ismaily
• Ahmed Khairy - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Ismaily
• Hasan Salihamidžić – Bosnian footballer currently playing for Juventus F.C.
• Mohamed Sissoko – Malian footballer currently playing for Juventus F.C.
• Mohamed Shawky - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Kayserispor
• Nabil El Zhar – Moroccan footballer currently playing for Liverpool F.C.
• Miralem Pjanić – Bosnian footballer currently playing for Lyon
• Mohamed El-Gabbas 'Doody' - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Lierse
• Kolo Touré – Ivorian footballer currently playing for Manchester City
• Hatem Ben Arfa – French footballer currently playing for Marseille
• Didier Domi - French footballer currently playing for Olympiacos
• Al-Sayed Hamdy - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Petrojet
• Walid Soliman - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Petrojet
• Mohamed Shaaban - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Petrojet
• Julien Faubert - French footballer currently playing for West Ham United F.C.
• Mahamadou Diarra – Malian footballer currently playing for Real Madrid F.C.
• Lassana Diarra - French footballer currently playing for Real Madrid F.C.
• Karim Benzema - French footballer currently playing for Real Madrid F.C.
• Frédéric Kanouté – Malian & French footballer currently playing for Sevilla FC
• Mohammed Abdellaoue – Norwegian footballer currently playing for Vålerenga
• Mesut Özil - German football currently paying for Werder Bremen
• Ayman Touhami - Morrocan footballer currently playing for Westside F.C.
• Ahmed Hossam 'Mido' - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Zamalek SC
• Abdel Wahed Al Sayed - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Zamalek SC
• Mahmoud Fathallah - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Zamalek SC
• Hani Said - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Zamalek SC
• Mohamed Abdel-Shafy - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Zamalek SC
• Shikabala - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Zamalek SC
• Hazem Emam - Egyptian footballer currently playing for Zamalek SC
• Moustapha Bangura – Sierra Leonean International footballer.
• Arouna Koné – Ivorian footballer currently playing for Sevilla in Spain.
• Mehdi Mahdavikia – Iranian footballer currently playing for Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany.
• Ibrahim Touré – Ivorian footballer currently playing for Al-Ittihad
• Mamady Sidibe – Malian footballer currently playing for Stoke City in England.
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• Ali Daei – Former Iranian footballer and coach.


• Abel Xavier – Former Portuguese footballer.
• Darijo Srna – Croatian footballer currently playing for Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.
• Philippe Troussier – Former French footballer and current manager.
• Franck Ribéry– French footballer currently playing for Bayern Munich in Germany.
• Khalid Boulahrouz – Dutch footballer currently playing for Stuttgart in Germany.
• Ibrahim Afellay[1] – Dutch footballer currently playing for PSV in the Netherlands.
• Hamit Altıntop[2] – Turkish footballer currently playing for Bayern Munich in Germany.
• Halil Altıntop – Turkish footballer currently playing for Schalke 04 in Germany.
• Hassan Sunny – Singaporean footballer currently playing for Tampines Rovers in Singapore.
• Tuncay Şanlı – Turkish footballer currently playing for Middlesbrough in England.
• Nihat Kahveci – Turkish footballer currently playing for Beşiktaş in Turkey.
• Emre Belözoğlu – Turkish footballer currently playing for Fenerbahçe in Turkey.
• Serdar Tasci – German footballer currently playing for Stuttgart in Germany.
• Sami Khedira – German footballer currently playing for Stuttgart in Germany.
• Hakan Yakin – Swiss footballer currently playing for Lucerne in Switzerland.
• Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye – Senegalese footballer currently playing for Stoke City in England.
• Abdoulaye Méïté – Ivorian footballer currently playing for West Bromwich Albion in England.
• Zesh Rehman – Pakistan footballer currently playing for Bradford City in England.
• Bouna Coundoul[3] – Senegal footballer currently playing for the New York Red Bulls in the United States.
• Yusuf Ali - Somalian footballer currently playing for Pure F.C.
• Hakan Şükür,
• Nuri Şahin,
• Malik Fathi,
• Edin Džeko
• Emir Spahić
• Vedad Ibišević
• Sejad Salihović
• Elvir Rahimić
• Ismaïl Aissati
• Taye Taiwo – Nigerian footballer currently playing for Marseille
• Rabiu Afolabi – Nigerian footballer currently playing for SV Red Bull Salzburg
• Dele Aiyenugba – Nigerian footballer currently playing for Bnei Yehuda
• Aiyegbeni Yakubu – Nigerian footballer currently playing for Everton
• Sani Kaita – Nigerian footballer currently playing for Monaco
• Lukman Haruna – Nigerian footballer currently playing for Monaco
• Yusuf Ayinla – Nigerian footballer currently playing for Homplayer
• Nicolas Anelka – French footballer currently playing for Chelsea F.C.
• Franck Ribery – French footballer currently playing for F.C. Bayern Munich
• Robin Van Persie - Dutch footballer currently playing for Arsenal as his wife and both children have Muslim
names and Muslim girl is not allowed to have marriage with any non-muslim boy.
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[3] http:/ / redbull. newyork. mlsnet. com/ news/ team_news. jsp?ymd=20090906& content_id=6825106& vkey=news_rbn& fext=. jsp&
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