Top 10 Muslim football players in the Premier League

As Muslims kick off their Ramadan which is a period of fasting for the loyal members, FCNaija will be looking at top 10 football players who are dedicated members of the religion.

The Premier League is known for being one of the most diverse football divisions in the world and there are plenty of Muslim football players currently plying their trade in the English top flight.

There are high-profile Muslim footballers in the Premier League and the list includes some top Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United stars. 

You may be surprised at some of the names on the list below:

10. Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)

Kurt Zouma currently plies his trade for Chelsea in the Premier League. The France defender is a firm favourite

amongst Blues fans and has proved himself under boss Antonio Conte.

Next on the list is a Manchester United footballer.

09. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) 

Marouane Fellaini is a midfielder for Manchester United. The Belgium international joined the Red Devils from Everton as David Moyes’ only signing in the summer following his appointment at Old Trafford.

Up next is a Chelsea player.

08. Asmir Begovic (Chelsea) 

Asmir Begovic joined Chelsea from Stoke City in July 2015. The Bosnian goalkeeper has largely played second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge thus far.

Up next is a Manchester City player.

07. Yaya Toure (Manchester City) 

Yaya Toure has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top midfielders. The Ivory Coast international joined the Citizens from Barcelona in 2010.

Next player in the list plays for Liverpool.

06. Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) 

Mamadou Sakho joined Liverpool from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2013. The French defender struggled to break into the Liverpool first-team under Jurgen Klopp in the opening months of the 2016-17 season.

Up next is Leicester City player

05. Ahmed Musa (Leicester City) 

Ahmed Musa joined Leicester City from CSKA Moscow in July 2016. The 24-year-old Nigeria international scored 42 league goals for CSKA Moscow before his transfer to England. 

Next up is a Tottenham footballer

04. Moussa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur) 

Moussa Dembele joined Tottenham from fellow London club Fulham in 2012. The Belgian midfielder has been capped more than 60 times by his national team.

Next up is an African Arsenal footballer

03. Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) 

Mohamed Elneny joined Arsenal from FC Basel in January 2016. The Egypt midfielder has made more 40 appearances for his national team thus far.

Next on the list is a Leicester City

02. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) 

Riyad Mahrez set the Premier League alight with his stunning performances for Leicester City as the Foxes won the title in 2015-16. The Algerian attacker was named as the PFA player of the year following his sparkling displays that year. An award which his former teammate, N'Golo Kante took home in 2017 while at Chelsea.

Up next is an Arsenal player

01. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) 

Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013. Ozil is a practising Muslim and has developed into one of the Gunners’ top players since his arrival in England four years ago. The German helped Arsenal win the FA Cup in his first two seasons at the club with the latest being the 2016/17 FA Cup trophy.


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