Muslim Footballers 2014 EPL

Muslim Footballers 2014 EPL

Muslim footballers 2013 – 2014 season in the Barclays Premier League. So who are they?

muslim footballers 2014We’ve done a few posts about the Muslim Footballers in the Premier League before, but because of the transfer window in the Summer and January there are always unexpected changes. Players are likely to move to other leagues/clubs without any warning so it is necessary to do an update every so often.

This season has been very entertaining thus far and you couldn’t call who would be relegated or even who will win the league this year! So let’s take a look at how many muslims are still left in the BPL for the latter part of the 2013-14 season and if they are playing any pivotal roles for their clubs.

Muslim Footballers 2014 Latter Part

Will go through one club at a time in alphabetical order and list all the clubs in the Premier League with Muslim Footballers.

Arsenal F.C

  1. Bacary Sagna – Defender – French
  2. Vassiriki (Abou) Diaby – Midfielder – French
  3. Mesut Özil – Midfielder – Germany
  4. Yaya Sanogo – Forward – French

Aston Villa F.C

  1. Karim El Ahmadi – Midfielder – Moroccan
  2. Yacouba Sylla – Midfielder – French

Chelsea F.C

  1. Demba Ba – Striker – Senegalese
  2. Mohamed Salah – Midfielder – Egyptian

Crystal Palace F.C

  1. Marouane Chamakh – Striker – French
  2. Ibrahim Sekajja – Forward – Uganda

Everton F.C

  1. Arouna Kone – Striker – Ivorian
  2. Lacina Traore – Striker – Ivorian

Fulham F.C

  1. Ashkan Dejagah – Midfielder – Iranian-German
  2. Pajtim Kasami – Midfielder – Swiss
  3. Moussa Dembele – Striker – French
  4. Elsad Zverotic – Defender – Montenegrin (Unconfirmed)

Hull City F.C

  1. Abdoulaye Faye – Defender – Senegal
  2. Ahmed Elmohamady – Midfield – Egypt

Liverpool F.C

  1. Aly Cissokho – Defender – France
  2. Mamadou Sakho – Defender – France
  3. Kolo Toure – Defender – Ivory Coast
  4. Samed Yesil – Striker – German

Manchester City F.C

  1. Samir Nasri – Midfielder – French
  2. Yaya Toure – Midfielder – Ivorian
  3. Edin Dzeko – Striker – Bosnian

Manchester United F.C

  1. Adnan Januzaj – Midfield – Belgium
  2. Marouane Fellaini – Midfielder – Belgian

Newcastle United F.C

  1. Massadio Haidara – Defender – Senegalese
  2. Hatem Ben Arfa – Midfielder – French
  3. Ismael Cheik Tioté – Midfielder – Ivory Coast
  4. Moussa Sissoko – Midfielder – French
  5. Papiss Cisse – Striker – Senegalese
  6. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – Defender – Central African Republic

Stoke City F.C

  1. Asmir Begovic – Goal Keeper – Bosnian
  2. Oussama Assaidi – Striker – Moroccan

Sunderland F.C

  1. El-Hadji Ba – Midfield – French-Senegalise

Tottenham Hotspur F.C

  1. Younes Kaboul – Defender – French
  2. Moussa Dembele – Striker – Belgian
  3. Nacer Chadli – Midfield – Belgian
  4. Nabil Bentaleb – Midfield – Algerian

West Bromwich Albion

  1. Youssouf Mulumbu – Midfielder – Congolese
  2. Nicolas Anelka – Forward – France
  3. Adil Nabi – Forward – England

West Ham United

  1. Mohamed Diame – Midfielder – French
  2. Alou Diarra – Midfielder – French
  3. Abdul Razak – Midfield – Ivorian

So that is it till next summer and we shall see which muslims players are still around, some may even get relegated with their teams.

As a bonus here is my starting 11 of Muslim footballers from the premier league.

Goal Keeper

Asmir Begovic

Defence (3)

Younes Kaboul

Mamadou Sakho

Kolo Toure

Midfield (5)

Yaya Toure

Mesut Ozil

Adnan Januzaj

Mousa Dembele (Tottenham)

Mohamed Diame

Forwards (2)

Edin Dzeko

Nicolas Anelka

Do you agree with my starting line up? I think I have a very good team, what would your starting 11 of players be? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Also let me know if you know of any players that I may have missed by leaving a comment and thanks for reading.

By |March 5th, 2014|Football|0 Comments

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