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5 Footballers Who Changed Their Religion.

Here we are going to take a look at top class footballers who changed their religion.

5. Cisse (Islam to Christianity):

The Liverpool legend was born on 12th August, 1981 in France. He followed Islam until 2007 when he got converted under the influence of his wife. It was recorded that they got divorced 7 years later in 2012. He retired in 2015 at the age of 34.

4. Anelka (Christianity to Islam):

He was born on 14th March, 1979 in France.

Anelka moved to Arsenal when he was 17 years old. It was recorded that he converted to Islam in 2004 through the influence of his friends.

Anelka said, "I used to fast during Ramadan because I admired the people fasting around me. What made me convert was that I had that certainty that Islam was for me."

3. Eric Abidal (Christianity to Islam):

He was born on 11th September, 1979 and converted to Islam under the influence of his wife.In 2011, he was diagnosed with a liver tumour and underwent a liver transplant.

Eric said, "All the natural progress. Options converted to Islam not because of my wife but a gift that had suddenly appeared. It really happened there. Flowing away and made me feel happy. I embraced Islam with full confidence."

He has won the Champions League title with Barcelona. He retired in 2014 at the age of 35.

2. George Weah(Christianity to Islam to Christianity):

George was born on 1st October, 1966 and is considered one of the best African players of all times. He practiced protestant christianity before converting to Islam and then converted back to Christianity 10 years later. He retired in 2003 at the age of 37.

1. Franck Ribery (Christianity to Islam):

He was born on April 7, 1983. He converted to Islam in 2002 under the influence of his wife.

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