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Top 9 footballers who you never knew were Muslims

There are hundreds of footballers that play for top European leagues; like the English premier league, Spanish Laliga, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and France Ligue 1 that are Muslims but people hardly knew.

I will be highlighting only nine of such player below.

1. Eden Hazard.

The Belgian star midfielder, who recently signed for Real Madrid from Chelsea football club Eden Hazard, is a Muslim, how every very few of his fans and football lover know of this fact as his religious life is hardly disclosed.

2. Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka joined the Arsenal football club in the summer of 2016 from Borrusia Monchengladche, he is an integral part of Arsenals squad and a devoted Muslim but many are unaware of this fact.

3. Edin Dzeko

The Roma sharpshooter and Bosnia captain speak four languages fluently Bosnian, Czech, German and English, however many do not know that he has been part of many Muslim charitable ventures, Dzeko is a world-class player as he has showcased this in Manchester city and presently at Roma.

4. Ilkay Gundogan

The Turkish born German midfielder who currently plays for Manchester City in England under the tutelage of Joseph Guardiola, the fact that he is connected to turkey confirms that he Is Muslim the country is predominantly occupied by Muslims.

5. Serge Aurier

He was signed to Tottenham Hotspurs in 2007 from Paris Saint-German, the right – fullback is undoubtedly a believer of Allah, just like many Ivoirians.

6. Andre Ayew

Andre Morgan Rami Ayew also is known as Dede Ayew is a devoted Muslim, born to popular Ghana football legend Abedi Pele Ayew on the 18th of December 1989, he currently plays for Crystal palace and the Ghana national team.

7. Ousmane Dembele

Although this Barcelona winger’s parents are practicing Muslims, it is a shocker that Dembele also is a Muslim.

8. Miralem Pjanic

He is a Juventus midfielder and a Bosnian citizen, just like Dzeko he also is a Muslim, which is not known by many of his fans and football lovers.

9. Marouane Fellaini

This player is popularly known for his afro hairstyle, he currently plays s in China for Shandong Luneng Taishan Fc, he previously played at Everton and Manchester United football clubs, the Morocco-born Belgian professional footballer is also a practicing Muslim.

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