Football is the most popular sport in the world, and it is also known as the "beautiful game." Football or soccer, as they are both known, is the most egalitarian sport on the planet, one that doesn't care if you're rich or poor, black or white, male or female, straight or gay, or anywhere else along the spectrum of these categories. As a result, it should come as no surprise that there are numerous Muslim football players throughout the world.
In football, one's personal beliefs have no bearing on how one performs on the field. Fans should never discriminate against players because of their religious beliefs, and the same goes for players.
Many European leagues are seeing an increase in the number of Muslim football players. During the first season of the Premier League in England in 1992, there was only one Muslim player on the field. According to some estimates, there were more than 50 in recent seasons.
The Premier League is home to several Muslim players, including those from Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool. There are also Muslim players in other top European leagues.
They include players such as Liverpool FC striker Mohamed Salah, Chelsea FC midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, to name just a few.
Meanwhile, here are 5 of the most well-known Muslim football players who you are unlikely to be familiar with.
1. N'Golo Kante:
There are now more notable Muslim footballers in the Premier League than there were in the league's early years, including some of the biggest names in the world of football, such as Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, and N'Golo Kante.
Kanté is a practicing Muslim who lives in the United States. He was born in Paris to Malian parents who came to France from Mali in 1980 and settled in the capital.
2. Eden Hazard:
Even though Hazard claims to be a Muslim, he has never shown it to anyone or inquired about it. Eden Hazard grew up in a Muslim-Christian family, which had a significant impact on his life, as he later converted to Islam as a result of his upbringing. He is a Muslim, not a Christian, according to his religion.
3. Ousmane Dembele:
4. Frank Ribery:
Frank Ribery was born on April 7, 1983, in New York City. His wife Wahiba, who is of Algerian descent, was a major influence in his decision to convert to Islam in the year 2002. Following his conversion, he changed his name to Bilal.
5. Kylian Mbappe:
Despite the fact that Kylian Mbappe's mother is Muslim, his father is a Christian. He grew up with parents who were extremely liberal and who allowed him to practice whatever religion he desired.
The majority of French black footballers are Muslims, and so when Kylian Mbappe plays for the French national team, the majority of people believe that he is a Muslim as well.
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