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40+ Muslim Players in Premier League | List of Muslim Footballers in EPL

English Premier League (EPL) is the most popular and most-watched football league in the world. It attracts many players around the world, including muslim players. The fact is, there are many muslim football players in Premier League this season. They are not only join mid-table or mediocre team, but there are several EPL muslim players in big clubs too.

Throughtout its history, there are several muslim players in England that compete in Premier League. Notable example of Premier League muslim players in the past are Nicolas Anelka, Kolo Toure, Salomon Kalou, Emmanuel Adebayor and many others. They are gain fame and success, for example Anelka is one-time EPL top scorers, while Kolo Toure is key part of Arsenal’s Invicible team.

Of course there are flop muslim players too, such as Ousmane Assaidi, Samed Yesil, Baba Rahman or Marouane Chamakh. But the fact that there are many muslim players in EPL that gain success can’t be overlooked. Currently there are more than 40 muslim players in EPL. One of them, N’Golo Kante, awarded Best Player in Premier League in season 2016-2017 ago.

Other players also become key player for respective teams, For example Paul Pogba, Manchester United midfielder who broke record for most expensive players in 2016. Than there is Mohamed Salah, Liverpool muslim players and currenly the frontrunner for Premier League top scorers award. One of the most popular muslim players in Europe is Mesut Ozil, currently at Arsenal, known by his tradition to pray before match started.

Other notable example are Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) and Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea).

List of Muslim Players in Premier League

Here are complete list of muslim football players name in each of Premier League clubs 2019-2020 alphabetically and his country origin.

Arsenal Muslim Players

  • Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)
  • Mesut Ozil (Germany)
  • Mohamed Elneny (Egypt)
  • Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
  • Shkodran Mustafi (Germany)

Aston Villa Muslim Players

  • Ahmed El Mohamady (Egypt)
  • Anwar El Ghazi (Netherlands)
  • Trezeguet (Egypt)

Bournemouth Muslim Players

  • Asmir Begovic (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Brighton Muslim Players

  • Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Iran)
  • Beram Kayal (Israel)

Burnley Muslim Players

  • (none)

Chelsea Muslim Players

  • Antonio Rudiger (Germany)
  • N’Golo Kante (France)
  • Kurt Zouma (France)

Crystal Palace Muslim Players

  • Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal)
  • Jordan Ayew (Ghana)
  • Mamadou Sakho (France)

Everton Muslim Players

  • Cenk Tosun (Turkey)
  • Djibril Sidibe (France)
  • Oumar Niasse (Senegal)

Leicester Muslim Players

  • Caglar Soyuncu (Turki)
  • Eldin Jakupovic (Swiss)
  • Hamza Choudhury (Inggris)

Liverpool Muslim Players

  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
  • Sadio Mane (Senegal)
  • Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
  • Naby Keita (Guinea)

Manchester City Muslim Players

  • Ilkay Gundogan (Germany)
  • Riyad Mahrez (Aljazair)
  • Benjamin Mendy (Prancis)

Manchester United Muslim Players

  • Paul Pogba (France)

Newcastle Muslim Players

  • (none)

Norwich Muslim Players

  • Ibrahim Amadou (France)

Sheffield United Muslim Players

  • Muhamed Besic (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Southampton Muslim Players

  • Sofiane Boufal (Morocco)
  • Mohamed Elyounoussi (Switzerland)
  • Moussa Djenepo (Mali)

Tottenham Muslim Players

  • Moussa Sissoko (France)
  • Serge Aurier (France)

Watford Muslim Players

  • Abdoulaye Doucoure (France)
  • Ismaila Sarr (Senegal)

West Ham Muslim Players

  • Issa Diop (France)

Wolves Muslim Players

  • Adama Traore (Spanyol)

Currently, there are more than 40 muslim players in English Premier League. Those list also including some world-class football players such as Paul Pogba, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, N’Golo Kante, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, and Mesut Ozil.

2 thoughts on “40+ Muslim Players in Premier League | List of Muslim Footballers in EPL”

  1. In the current season (2020-21) there are 65 Muslim Players in 20 PL teams. Chelsea and Liecester lead with with 7 each. Burnley is the only team which is yet to have a muslim player in its first eleven. 4 PL teams (Manchester City, Fulham, Sheffield Utd and Aston Villa) are owned by muslims.


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