New season, new Muslim football players in the Premier League! 3 teams down and 3 new teams are up among them are Aston Villa, Norwich and Sheffield UTD. Out of these three which team has the most muslim football players in the Premier League?
The last time Aston Villa were in the league they had quite a few players notably Jordan Ayew who now plays for Crystal Palace. In that same season Norwich also got relegated from the Premier League they had one player namely, Yussuf Mulumbu.
Muslim players are excellent professionals, they lead their teams by example and always put in a lot of effort. Last season there were 3 joint top scorers in the Premier league out of the 3, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool 2 of whom are Muslim, they both won the UEFA Champions league as well. Even ex-footballers who are Muslim are doing great things after they have left. Take a look ar Fredi Kanoute’s attempt to build a masjid in Spain.
Now let’s take a look team by team in the Premier League and see exactly how many of them are actually Muslim football players!
Muslim Football Players 2019
We have most reliable data of how many players are actually muslim, sourcing out from reliable outlets. You can trust the list of Muslim football players in the Premier League regardless of Sunni or Shia Muslim the key is that they’re all Muslim, afterall we have been compiling definitive lists since 2012! This season there are 42 Muslim players in the Premier League, read on to see who they are and please share!
- Asmir Begovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina – GK
- Shkodran Mustafi of Germany – Def
- Sead Kolasinc of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Def
- Mohamed Elneny of Egypt – Mid
- Mesut Ozil of Germany – Mid
- Granit Zhaka of Switzerlan – Mid
- Ahmed El Mohamady of Egypt – Def
- Anwar El Ghazi of the Netherlands – Mid
- Trezeguet (Mahmoud Hassan) of Egypt – ST
Brighton & Hove Albion
- Alireza Jahanbaksh of Iran – St
- Beram Kayal of Palestine – Mid. (On loan to Charlton Athletic)
Muslim football players of Chelsea
- Antonio Rudiger of Germany – Def
- Kurt Zouma of France – Def
- N’Golo Kanté of France – Mid
- Tiemoue Bakayoko of France – Mid
- Mamadou Sakho of France – Def
- Cheikou Kouyate of Senegal – Mid
- Jordan Ayew of Ghana – ST
Everton Football Club
Last season along with their neighbours Liverpool had a high number of Muslim football players with 5 first team players, Idrissa Gueye has been sold to PSG for £28 Million. Let’s see how many there are this season.
- Djibril Sidibe of France – Def
- Cenk Tosun of Turkey – ST
- Oumar Niasse of Senegal – ST
- Eldin Jakupovic of Switzerland – GK
- Caglar Soyuncu of Turkey – Def
- Rachid Ghezzal of Algeria – Mid
Muslim football players in Liverpool are among the best in the league if not the best! Mohamed Salah and Sadio mane are prolific strikers both were the joint top scorers in the league. Salah of course was the top scorer for two seasons in a row.
- Naby Keita of Guinea – Mid
- Sadio Mane of Senegal – ST
- Mohamed Salah of Egypt – ST
- Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerlan – ST
Muslim football players of Manchester City
- Benjamin Mendy of France – Def
- İlkay Gündoğan of Germany – Mid
- Riyad Mahrez of Algeria – Mid
- Paul Pogba of France – Mid
- Ibrahim Amadou of France – Mid
- Muhamed Besic of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Mid
- Mohamed Elyounoussi of Norway – Mid
- Moussa Djenepo of of Mali – Mid
- Sofiane Boufal of Morocco – Mid
- Serge Aurier of Ivory Coast – Def
- Moussa Sissoko of France – Mid
- Abdoulaye Doucoure of France – Mid
- Ismaila Sarr of Senegal – ST
West Ham United
- Issa Diop of France – Def
In total there are 42 Muslim football players in the Premier league, keep in mind that the transfer window is still open at the time writing for players to leave, so there may still be one or two leaving.
Breakdown of players in their playing positions:
- 2 Goalkeepers
- 11 defenders
- 20 Midfielders
- 9 Forwards
Arsenal have the highest number of Muslim players in their team currently with 5 in total, followed by Liverpool and Chelsea with 4 each.
Will Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane win the golden boot this season or will it be someone else? Who’s your favourite player? Let me know in the comments below, and please share with everyone!