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6 World Class Muslim Footballers

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and footballers are some of the most high profile public athletes. However, there is still so much we do not know about our favourite footballers. Religion is one of the most sensitive and worthy features of a person. While some footballers are highly open about their personal beliefs, there are some famous footballers whose religions of choice are no so well known.

Here is a list of the 6 world-class Muslim football players :

1) Mesut Ozil

A famous footballer who belongs to Germany holds the attacking midfielder position. In his life career, he has played as a wide-fielder too. He started his career by playing for his hometown club called Schalke 04. In Real Madrid, he helped his team win a La Liga title. At the age of 20, he presented Germany in Men's International football and won the year's German player. He was on the list of most popular Muslim football players in the Premier League. On the pitch, he is often seen praying to Allah and, as a true Muslim, reciting Quran before the beginning of every match.

2) Karim Benzema

A French footballer who was born on 19th December 1987. He holds the position of a striker in the France national team and Spanish Club Real Madrid. Known as the world's famous striker, he has won several matches for his team. He had struggled a lot in his life and became famous after winning 13 trophies for his club. In July 2009, he was transferred from Lyon to Real Madrid.

Benzema is an Islamic religious follower who prays before every match and observes fasting during Ramadan.

3) Zinedine ZidaneOne of the greatest footballers of all time, Zidane is probably the most famous Muslim footballer to ever play the game. He has been working correctly for a long time in the management field.

The Frenchman won the Champions League twice in two years with Real Madrid. He is known to be a Muslim though he doesn’t show his religious beliefs publicly or speak much about them. He calls himself a "non-practicing Muslim". Some people say that he prays before every match.

Before he retired, he was very much respected and admired for being a Muslim who “made it” in the world.

4) Paul Pogba

A French professional footballer was born on 15th March 1993. He is the most famous marketable player in the world. By birth, he is known to be a devoted Muslim. He is a famous Premier League player who is a Muslim too. Pogba is said to be the next future Ballon d’Or recipient with his high ambitions and remarkable skills. He has been playing for Manchester as a central midfielder.

He is famous among other footballers for his extraordinary hairstyles. He is a pious Muslim because he has performed his Pilgrimage in Mecca and recites prayers before every match.

5) Mohammad Salah

An Egyptian footballer who was born on 15th June 1992. He has been playing in the Egyptian National Team and for English club Liverpool. He has been awarded a trophy of English Premier League Player of the Year in 2017, and in 2018 he was awarded Golden Boot for scoring the highest goals in the season.

He is seen celebrating his victory always with a Sujud and follows Islamic acts of prostration. He is also called "an ambassador of Islam." This religious belief of Salah can be heard in the famous Liverpool songs.

6) N’Golo Kante

Is a professional footballer who was born on 29 March 1991 in France. He made his senior debut at Boulogne, then, he played for Caen, Leicester City, and, in the end, Kante played as a defensive midfielder for English club Chelsea and the France national team.

Kante was Muslim from birth. His parents migrated to France from Mali in 1980, and he grew up in a small flat in Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine.

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