Another season and yet another post about Muslim Footballers in the Barclays Premier League. The new football season 2015-2016 began in August, and as usual there have been plenty of activities in the transfer market as well as 3 new teams promoted to the upper tier.
Did you know Rudy Gestede and Lewis Grabban were Muslim? There are loads more below check the list below, you’ll be surprised!
We’ll take a look at the all the muslim players that have remained and omit those that have departed from their clubs.
Since we started this blog nearly 3 years ago, we have always had two posts about muslim football players in the Barclays Premier League, one for the start of the season in August and another after the January transfer window. That way we kept a record of all players that were sold and new ones that joined.
Now updated with all the Muslim Players for this season 2016, including those arriving after January transfer window.
You guys have been great! Constantly updating and pointing out any players that were left out so a big thank you to you all! I’m expecting to get it right first time this year but if I don’t please leave a comment so I can update the list as usual.
Muslim Footballers in Barclays Premier League 2015-2016
So here it is, the newest list. A little late but there are new additions and obvious omissions such as Edin Dzeko of Manchester City now at Roma F.C on loan and Abou Diaby of Arsenal now at Marseille.
- Mohamed Elneny – Midfield – Egypt
- Mesut Özil – Midfielder – Germany
- Ismael Bennacer – Midfield – France
Aston Villa F.C
- Easah Suliman – Defender – England
- Aly Cissokho – Defender – French
- Jordan Ayew – Forward – Ghana
- Adama Traoré Diarra – Forward – Spain
- Rudy Gestede – Forward – England
- Lewis Grabban – Striker – England
- Asmir Begovic – Goal Keeper – Bosnia
- Kurt Zouma – Defender – French
- Abdul Rahman Baba – Defender – Ghana
Crystal Palace F.C
- Marouane Chamakh – Striker – French
- Emmanuel Adebayor – Striker – Togolese
- Bakary Sako – Midfield – Mali
- Arouna Kone – Striker – Ivorian
- Oumar Niasse – Striker – Senegal
- Muhamed Bešić – Midfield – Bosnian
- Shani Tarashaj – Striker – Swiss – On loan to Grasshoppers.
Leicester City F.C
Yohan Benalouane– Defender – Tunisia – Loaned out to Fiorentina for the rest of season.
- Riyad Mahrez – Midfield – Algerian
- Gokhan Inler – Midfield – Switzerland
- Mamadou Sakho – Defender – France
- Kolo Toure – Defender – Ivory Coast
- Emre Can – Midfield – German
Muslim Footballers in Manchester City F.C
- Bacari Sagna – Defense – French
- Samir Nasri – Midfielder – French
- Yaya Toure – Midfielder – Ivorian
Manchester United F.C
Newcastle United F.C
- Massadio Haidara – Defender – Senegalese
- Ismael Cheik Tioté – Midfielder – Ivory Coast
- Moussa Sissoko – Midfielder – French
- Papiss Cisse – Striker – Senegalese
- Seydou Doumbia – Striker – Ivory Coast
Norwich City F.C
- Youssouf Mulumbu – Midfielder – Congolese
- Sadio Mané – Midfield – Senegal
Stoke City F.C
- Ibrahim Afellay – Midfield – Netherlands
- Xherdan Shaqiri – Midfield – Switzerland
- Mohamed El Ouriachi – Midfield – Morocco
- Mama Biram Diouf – Striker – Senegalise
- Younes Kaboul – Defender – French
- Wahbi Khazri – Defender – Tunisia
- Lamine Koné – Defender – Ivory Coast
Swansea City F.C
- André Ayew – Midfield – Ghana
Tottenham Hotspur F.C
- Moussa Dembele – Striker – Belgian
- Nabil Bentaleb – Midfield – Algerian
- Essaid Belkalem – Defender – Algerian
- Abdoulaye Doucouré – Midfield – France
- Adlene Guédioura – Midfield – Algerian
- Nordin Amrabat – Midfield – Morrocco
West Ham United
- Cheikhou Kouyate – Midfielder – Senegalise
My favourite new muslim player additions have to be the Stoke City trio, Afellay, Shaqiri and El Ouriachi. I hope they do well in the new year!
Leave your comments and let me know if I’ve missed anyone, I’ve left links on names of some of the players. I hope you enjoyed it.