Euro 2016 Muslim Footballers

Euro 2016 Muslim Footballers

The complete list of muslim football players, playing this year at the Euro 2016 in France. Notably it is in the month of Ramadan too, here’s a piece on nutrition and advice from Dr. Zafar Iqbal (team Dr at Crystal Palace).Muslim footballers of euro 2016

There are a lot of muslim footballers in the European championship competition, we’ll look at it team by team in alphabetical order. Full squad list taken from ESPNFC.

So let’s get started straight away. As usual leave your comments, if I have missed any.

Muslim Football Players Euro 2016 France

Albania

  1. Amir Rrahmani – Defender – RNK Split
  2. Elseid Hysaj – Defender – Napoli
  3. Mergim Mavraj – Defender – Koln
  4. Naser Aliji – Defender – Basel
  5. Taulant Xhaka – Midfielder – Basel. Brother of Granit Xhaka
  6. Armando Sadiku – Striker – Vaduz

Austria

  1. Ramazan Ozcan – Goal Keeper – Ingolstadt

Belgium

  1. Mousa Dembele – Midfield – Tottenham
  2. Marouane Fellaini – Midfield – Manchester United

France

  1. Bacary Sagna -Defender – Manchester City
  2. Adil Rami -Defender – Sevilla
  3. Paul Labile Pogba – Midfield – Juventus
  4. N’Golo Kante – Midfield – Leicester
  5. Moussa Sissoko – Midfield – Newcastle

Germany

  1. Emre Can – Defence – Liverpool
  2. Shkodran Mustafi – Defender – Valencia
  3. Sami Khedira – Midfield – Juventus
  4. Mesut Ozil – Midfield – Arsenal. Recently performed Umrah

Italy

  1. Stephan El Shaarawy – Midfielder – Roma

Sweden

  1. Erkan Zengin – Midfield – Trabzonspor

Muslim Footballers of Switzerland

  1. Valon Behrami – Midfield – Watford
  2. Granit Xhaka – Midfield – Arsenal
  3. Xherdan Shaqiri – Midfielder – Stoke
  4. Haris Seferovic – Striker – Eintracht Frankfurt
  5. Admir Mehmedi – Striker – Bayer Leverkusen
  6. Shani Tarashaj – Striker – Everton

Turkey

  1. Harun Tekin – Goal Keeper – Bursaspor
  2. Ahmet Calik – Defender – Genclerbirligi
  3. Ismail Koybasi – Defender – Besiktas
  4. Hakan Calhanoglu – Midfielder – Bayern Leverkusen
  5. Nuri Sahin – Midfielder – Borussia Dortmund
  6. Arda Turan – Midfielder – Barcelona
  7. Oguzhan Ozyakup – Midfielder – Besiktas
  8. Yunus Malli – Striker – Mainz

Well that’s all the muslim players that I could list, did I miss any? Let me know via comments.

Here’s and interesting read about fasting and football by the BBC and Nathan Ellington.

By | 2016-06-19T21:50:51+00:00 June 11th, 2016|Football, Sports|22 Comments

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22 Comments

  1. rifai 14/06/2016 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    eden hazard.. belgium.. chelsea

    • Suci ramadhani 04/07/2016 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      Eden hazard is not a muslim,edin dzeko is a musli

    • hlkcnaslnckla 21/05/2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      Hazard is not muslim, but Mohamed Elneny and Ilkay Gundogan are muslim

  2. Luqman 15/06/2016 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Emir Kujovic Sweden IFK Norrköping

  3. safasfs 19/06/2016 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Albania.. All muslim?? Isn’t it?

  4. Sara 19/06/2016 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Mërgim Mavraj, after game with Romania he screamed “Alhamdullillah” twice..

  5. harrymerdeka 20/06/2016 at 5:15 am - Reply

    i don’t think stefan of italy is a moslem

    • 679 27/08/2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply

      stefan is egypt descent.

  6. yan purnomo safaa 20/06/2016 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Loric cana, migjen basha,amir abrashi,burim kukeli, skhelzen gashi, ermir lenjani is muslim from albania/kosovo

    • yan purnomo safaa 21/06/2016 at 12:11 am - Reply

      emir kujovic, jimmy durmaz , albin ekdal (sweden). darijo srna (croatia), johan djourou, denis zakaria, eren derdiyok (Switzerland), zlatko junuzovic (austria), hakan balta, semih kaya, gokhan gonul, selcuk inan, cenk tosun, olcay sahan, onur kivrak, mehmet topal, ozan tufan, burak yilmaz, caner erkin, volkan sen, emre mor, sener ozbayrakli, volkan babacan (turkey), etrit berisha, orgas shehi, ansi agolli, legian memushaj, bekim balaj (albania)

  7. amartuvshinA 22/07/2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Turkish National Team’s players are all Muslim

  8. Adnan 02/08/2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

    You done a great work Moërgim Mavraj, after game with Romania he screamed “Alhamdullillah” twice.. Baba Jani Sarkar

  9. Ninad 22/10/2016 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Ilkay Gundogun _____Mancity___Germany

  10. b4tuuul 29/10/2016 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Emre Mor – Turkey

  11. abdulfatah 03/12/2016 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Granit xhaka muslim?

  12. Sadaf 29/12/2016 at 2:44 am - Reply

    emre mor and sadio mane

  13. Sadaf 29/12/2016 at 2:45 am - Reply

    also riyad mahrez and islam slimani

  14. Sadaf 29/12/2016 at 2:46 am - Reply

    dont forget Hachim Mastour!!

  15. saiqa sadiq 11/03/2017 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    You missed Muhammad Elnenny who plays for arsenal but he is from Egypt

  16. Ahmed 18/05/2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I think he only listed those muslim players who took part in the Euro 2016 games

  17. Saleem 04/02/2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Karim benzema… France

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