A world record £89M fee for a Muslim Football Player in the Premier league! It’s set to become the most exciting league season, check the entire list of Muslim Players playing in the league this season 2016-17 and the total transfer fee paid by clubs.

A new football season and it’s time for me to list all the muslim players of the English Premier League once again, the current combined transfer fee for just Muslim players stands at £276M with the addition of Mustafi and Boufal to Arsenal and Southampton respectively it is now over £325M £360M.

You guys love to read about it, and we love to list all of them twice every season; once usually in August/September when the football season starts and once at the end of January when the transfer window closes. So we always keep you up to date with the latest muslim players that arrive or leave the league.

muslim players in the premier league 2016-17

There have been a few new additions to the Premier league after the Euro 2016 in France, and there have also been some changes of players between premier league teams.

Let’s take a look at the players in each team in alphabetical order, there has also been a world record transfer fee for a Muslim player.

Note: The summer transfer window is still open for this season so this list of players isn’t finalised, however I will update the list at the beginning of September 2016 when the window closes. Also keep me updated of any transfer rumours or any other comments by leaving your comment below.

Muslim Players full list

Update: Few more players have joined their fellow muslims in the Premier League, the table is now updated. Adding Slimani and Bruno Martins Indi and a few more to the list.

Take a look at the full list of Muslim players below but before you do, here’s a summary and a list of the top 10 most expensive signings this Summer, just Muslim football stars!

  1. Paul Labile Pogba, world record £89M
  2. Sadio Mane, £35M
  3. Shkodran Mustafi, £35M
  4. Granit Xhaka, £30M
  5. N’Golo Kanté, £30M
  6. Islam Slimani, Leicester City’s club record signing £29M
  7. İlkay Gündoğan, £23M
  8. André Ayew Pelé, £20M
  9. Sofiane Boufal, £16M. Southampton’s club record signing.
  10. Ahmed Musa, £15M. Was Leicester’s record signing this season before the arrival of Slimani.

Wow! World record transfer fee broken, 3 club record signing fees smashed and a whooping £322 million just on the above 10.

There are a total of 58 players including those on loan. There are 9 strikers, 34 midfielders, 14 defenders and 1 goal keeper. The club with the most muslim players is Watford F.C (6).

Check the rest of the players and clubs below!

Name Position Team Transfer Status
A.F.C Bournemouth
Lewis Grabban Striker England
Muslim Players Arsenal
Mohamed Elneny Midfield Egypt
Mesut Özil Midfield Germany
Ismael Bennacer Midfield France
Granit Xhaka Midfield Switzerland Joined Arsenal from Borussia Mönchengladbach for around £30 million.
Shkodran Mustafi Defender Germany Signed from Valencia for £35M.
Muslim Players Chelsea F.C
Asmir Begovic Goal Keeper Bosnia
Kurt Zouma Defender France
Abdul Rahman Baba Defender Ghana Joined Schalke on Loan for rest of the season.
Bertrand Traore Defender Burkina Faso Loaned out to Ajax.
N’Golo Kanté Midfield France Transferred for £30 million from league winning Leicester.
Crystal Palace F.C
Bakary Sako Midfield Mali
Everton F.C
Arouna Kone Striker Ivorian
Oumar Niasse Striker Senegal
Muhamed Bešić Midfield Bosnia
Shani Tarashaj Midfield Swiss Loaned out to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Idrissa Gueye Midfield Senegal Moved from Aston Villa for £7.1 Million.
Hull City
Ahmed Elmohamady Midfield Egypt
Adama Diomande Striker Norway Signed from Stabaek IF for £2 Million.
Leicester City F.C
Yohan Benalouane Defender Tunisian Loaned out to Fiorentina for the rest of season.
Riyad Mahrez Midfield Algerian
Gokhan Inler Midfield Switzerland Transferred to Besiktas
Islam Slimani Striker Algeria Leicester break their transfer record again by signing Slimani from Porto for around £29M
Ahmed Musa Striker Nigeria Leicester broke their transfer record by signing him from CSKA Moscow for £15 million.
Muslim Players in Liverpool F.C
Mamadou Sakho Defender France
Emre Can Midfield Germany
Sadio Mané Midfield Senegal Signed for £35 Million from Southampton F.C
Manchester City F.C
Bacari Sagna Defender France
Samir Nasri Midfield France Loaned out to Sevilla F.C
Yaya Touré Midfield Ivory Coast
İlkay Gündoğan Midfield Germany Fee: £23 Million from Dortmund.
Manchester United
Marouane Fellaini Midfield Belgium
Paul Labile Pogba Midfield France World record fee £89 Million from Juventus.
Middlesbrough
Adama Traore Midfield Spain Signed from Aston Villa F.C for around £7M.
Southampton
Sofiane Boufal Midfield Morroco Southampton’s record-breaking fee, £16M from Lille.
Stoke City F.C
Ibrahim Afellay Midfield Netherlands
Xherdan Shaqiri Midfield Switzerland
Mohamed El Ouriachi Midfield Morocco Loaned out to Shrewsbury Town.
Ramadan Sobhi Midfield Egypt Signed from Al-Ahly for £4.2 Million.
Mama Biram Diouf Striker Senegalise
Bruno Martins Indi Defender Netherlands On loan from F.C Porto.
Sunderland F.C
Younes Kaboul Defender France Transferred to Watford F.C
Wahbi Khazri Defender Tunisia
Lamine Koné Defender Ivory Coast
Papy Djilobodji Defender Senegal Signed for £8 Million from Chelsea F.C.
Adnan Januzaj Midfield Albania On loan from Manchester United.
Tottenham Hotspur F.C
Moussa Sissoko Midfield France Signed from Newcastle for around £30M.
Moussa Dembélé Striker Belgian
Nabil Bentaleb Midfield Algeria On loan to Schalke for rest of season.
Watford F.C
Essaïd Belkalem Defender Algeria Loaned out to Trabzonspor.
Abdoulaye Doucouré Defender France Loaned out to Granada CF.
Adlene Guédioura Midfield Algeria Watford win more games when Adlene plays.
Nordin Amrabat Midfield Morocco
Valon Behrami Midfield Switzerland
Younes Kaboul Defender France Transferred from Sunderland for £3.4M
West Bromwich Albion
Nacer Chadli Midfield Belgium Moved from Tottenham for around £13 Million.
West Ham United
André Ayew Pelé Striker Ghana Moved from Swansea City F.C for £20 Million.
Cheikhou Kouyate Midfiled Senegal
Gökhan Töre Midfield Turkey On loan from Besiktas.
Sofiane Feghouli Midfield Algeria Signed for £13 Million from Valencia CF.

A total of 58 muslim players are owned by Premier league clubs (includes on loan players), close to a whooping £327M £380M has been spent in this summer’s transfer window bringing in just Muslim players in this window.

9 strikers, 34 midfielders, 14 defenders and 1 goal keeper.