New Muslim Football Players Premier League 2014-15

New Muslim Football Players Premier League 2014-15

All the new muslim footballers in the Barclays Premier league, this is the updated post since September 2014. Because we have a transfer window in January, it is expected a few players will leave and join new clubs and others will arrive. Some of whom will be muslim football players too.

Update: View the latest Muslim Footballers for 2018.

You’ll see that some player names have been crossed out, that means they are no longer in that team.

The new Premier league season has just started, there have been a lot of player ins and outs from many teams. And Muslim players are no exception to that. We’ll take a look at the new muslim football players that have arrived to this Barclay’s premier league, and as usual I’ll list all the existing ones i.e. those that haven’t left their clubs.

One Muslim player to note was Saphir Taider of Internazionale (Inter Milan) who arrived on loan to Southampton in August 2014; his contract was later terminated and he returned to his parent club. Saphir is French-born Algerian who plays for the Algerian national team.

muslim footballers in the premier league

Since the 2012-13 season we’ve had a post on all the muslims that play in this excellent league which features top teams such as Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United among others. It is never certain who will win the league or even who will come in the top four because of the quality of all the teams in the league. It is certainly exciting to see muslim football players such as Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko etc, play in league winning teams.

Let’s have a look at all the Muslim Players in the Premier League, the transfer window closed just a few days ago so we’re not expecting any new comers until January 2015, so it’s safe to say that these guys will be playing here at least until January 2015.

Muslim Players in the Premier League 2014-2015

Fulham F.C who had a few Muslim players in their squad have been relegated to the Championships so they are longer representing the footballers in the top tier. There have also been some transfer of Muslim players among clubs in the league such as Hatem Ben Arfa and Bacary Sagna have moved to Hull and Manchester City respectively.


  1. Vassiriki (Abou) Diaby – Midfielder – French
  2. Mesut Özil – Midfielder – Germany
  3. Yaya Sanogo – Forward – French. Loaned to Crystal Palace F.C, see below.

Aston Villa F.C

  1. Aly Cissokho – Defender – France
  2. Philippe Senderos – Defender – Swiss

Muslim Players in Chelsea F.C

  1. Mohamed Salah – Midfielder – Loaned out to Fiorentina since January 2015.
  2. Kurt Zouma – Defender – French

Crystal Palace F.C

  1. Marouane Chamakh – Striker – French
  2. Adlene Gurdiora – Midfied – Algerian
  3. Yaya Sanogo – Forward – French

Everton F.C

  1. Arouna Kone – Striker – Ivorian
  2. Muhamed Bešić – Midfield – Bosnian

Hull City F.C

  1. Ahmed Elmohamady – Midfield – Egypt
  2. Hatem Ben Arfa – Midfielder – French Released, currently a free agent. Expected to sign for Nice.
  3. Mohamed Diamé – Midfield – Senegalese

Leicester City F.C

  1. Riyad Mahrez – Midfield – Algerian

Liverpool F.C

  1. Mamadou Sakho – Defender – France
  2. Kolo Toure – Defender – Ivory Coast
  3. Emre Can – Midfield – German

Manchester City F.C

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

Muslim Footballers in Manchester United F.C

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

Newcastle United F.C

  1. Massadio Haidara – Defender – Senegalese
  2. Ismael Cheik Tioté – Midfielder – Ivory Coast
  3. Moussa Sissoko – Midfielder – French
  4. Papiss Cisse – Striker – Senegalese
  5. Mehdi Abeid – Midfield – Algeria

Queens Park Rangers F.C

  1. Armand Traore – Defender – French
  2. Adel Taarabt – Midfielder – Moroccan

Stoke City F.C

  1. Asmir Begovic – Goal Keeper – Bosnian
  2. Oussama Assaidi – Striker – Moroccan Was on loan from Liverpool F.C. Left to play in Dubai, Al-Ahli Club.

Muslims Players in 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. Adil Nabi – Forward – England

West Ham United

  1. Cheikhou Kouyate – Midfielder – Senegalise

That’s the updated list of Muslim Footballers for this year in the Barclays Premier League.

Which of these players will make your first team?

Also let me know if I have missed any so that I can update the list, I am not sure about Diafra Sakho of West Ham and Sadio Mane of Southampton, so if anyone can confirm then I will add him to the list too.

I’ve included Kurt Zouma above too, though I couldn’t confirm, there were too many signs such as making dua on the pitch.

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Update: View the latest Muslim Footballers for 2018.

By |February 10th, 2015|Football|70 Comments

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  1. shiraj 13/09/2014 at 1:32 am - Reply

    Good list of Muslim players. Thank you keep it up.

  2. Sami 13/09/2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    You forgot adlene guediora the algerian that plays for crystal palace 🙂

    • Abu Zainab 14/09/2014 at 1:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the valuable bit of info, added now!

  3. Mukabal Al-yaseen Ali 22/09/2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Eden Hazard and RVP are also Muslims

    • Z 28/10/2014 at 8:52 am - Reply

      RVP isn’t. He has stated that he doesn’t follow any religion, though he does believe Islam is a beautiful religion

  4. Faisal 05/10/2014 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Is Tim Howard muslim

  5. bosha11 06/10/2014 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    what about Philip sanderos.

    • Abu Zainab 08/12/2014 at 11:59 am - Reply

      Yes thank you, not sure how I missed that one. 🙂

  6. Aguy 24/11/2014 at 12:13 am - Reply

    what about diafra sakho

    • Abu Zainab 08/12/2014 at 11:58 am - Reply

      I haven’t found anywhere yet so can’t confirm. Thanks for the comment.

  7. Muhammad Ariq Restyawan 01/12/2014 at 5:31 am - Reply

    what about leon osman from everton, and raheem sterling from liverpool?

    • Abu Zainab 08/12/2014 at 11:55 am - Reply

      No they are not Muslim. They just have names that coincide with muslim names.

      • eddine 06/07/2015 at 4:20 pm - Reply

        Leon Osman’s grandfather is Somalian. His father is Turkish Cypriot. I guess he is muslim.

        • Mohamed Hassen 30/08/2015 at 3:49 am - Reply

          yes, i am somali and leon is somali. I believe he is somali.

      • hazem 24/06/2016 at 11:43 am - Reply

        yes he is a muslim

  8. Dr. Cherif Ghalizani 03/12/2014 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    In this planet 365 million Arab population and 2, 8 Billion Muslims…Only two dozen Arab soccer stars…shame

    • Sumair 03/02/2015 at 3:32 am - Reply

      Muslims are not Arabs only. There are plenty of Muslim players in soccer around the world. We are looking at the ELITE teams in England only and Muslims are very well represented (in numbers)

  9. Momodou Saidou Jallow 08/12/2014 at 4:10 am - Reply

    May I add, Sadio Mane of Southampton is Muslim and Senegalese.

  10. Aliyu muhammad 14/12/2014 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    What about nmanja vidic man united ?

  11. Akeel 16/12/2014 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    I think Kurt Zouma of Chelsea fc is a Muslim!

  12. Akeel Osman™ (@Akeel_10) 17/12/2014 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Kurt Zouma of Chelaea FC is also muslim

    • Abu Zainab 17/12/2014 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the comment, can you tell me where you saw that?

      • Jzk 27/01/2015 at 7:49 pm - Reply

        He did dua’a on the field just seconds ago. On the match Chelsea vs. Liverpool

  13. ifadil4slfadil 31/01/2015 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    is Kurt Zouma muslim?

    • Abu Zainab 01/02/2015 at 11:28 pm - Reply

      Looks like the concensus is that Kurt Zouma is Muslim, let me find out and perhaps will update on the next post. Thanks to all.

  14. roslie ahmah 09/02/2015 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Valuable info

  15. Abuu Amira 10/02/2015 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Asc all If Nacer Chadli is a muslim why he touches the ground and his two shoulders, thats why what I don’t understand. He can be a muslim before bur now he needs to be confirmed many thans

  16. Thorleif Moster 11/02/2015 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Could you please quote the source for naming Nacer Chadli a muslim? He is half Moroocan but that doesn’t mean he is muslim. In the match against Liverpool yesterday, it seemed as he was making the sign of the cross. Thanks!

  17. Jonah 11/02/2015 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Thibaut Courtois and Eden hazard is muslim??

  18. rajab saleem 19/02/2015 at 5:38 am - Reply

    heey Raheem Sterling and Osman are moslems, some sites say so

  19. dalmar 26/02/2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    than you very much

  20. Latif 27/02/2015 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    What about Islam Feruz for Chelsea

    • Latif 27/02/2015 at 11:45 pm - Reply

      And Mame Briam Diouf for stoke

  21. fabgunner 01/03/2015 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    What about Saido Berhino?

  22. Md. Tarek Jamil 02/03/2015 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Thanks for giving such a good listing of Muslim Football Players. I think muslims should participate in every good work in the work. Moreover, Islam is a peaceful religion. So, muslim can spread the light of Islam (Peace) by participating every good work in the world. So, I want to thanks again and want to get useful and informative post next time.

  23. Abdullah 03/03/2015 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Marouane Chamakh is Moroccan…

  24. Latif 06/03/2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Dame N’Doye is muslim as well he plays for hull

  25. jackhpthegreat 08/03/2015 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    how about nacer chadli?

  26. Rafeeque naikketty 10/03/2015 at 3:29 am - Reply


  27. xusni 11/03/2015 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    thank you a lot

  28. mohamed 14/03/2015 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    how about sami khedira in real madrid and ribery in bayer munich

    • Fathur Rahman 10/10/2015 at 8:53 pm - Reply

      sami khedira from real madrid, spain and ribery from bayer munich, german… not premier league england

  29. mohamed 14/03/2015 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    and what about karim benzema

  30. Jim 14/03/2015 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Gael Clichy

  31. ridwaan matic 19/03/2015 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    my team is chelsea kurt zouma and m.salah

  32. omar 22/03/2015 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    demba ba from chelsea is muslim

  33. Davud 23/03/2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

    N’doye from Hull
    Zouma IS muslim
    Mane and Sakho too!

  34. lovers 01/05/2015 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Thanks for giving such a good listing of Muslim Football Players. I think muslims should participate in every good work in the work.

  35. Asmir Zainic 08/05/2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Masha Allah

  36. Abdi qani Ali Salad 16/06/2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

    oh what about you forget me I am best football player of Somalia

  37. Nazir Gwiwa 21/07/2015 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Is hector bellerin of Arsenal fc muslim please?

  38. Nuredin 28/07/2015 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    what about Emanuel Adebayor? I heard he embraced Islam recently

    • Abu Zainab 28/07/2015 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      Yes he did. There’ll be an updated list very soon.

  39. ahmed-salim 08/08/2015 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Andre Ayew of Swansea is muslim

  40. abdiroomaan 27/09/2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

    wilfried bony I think he is a muslim

  41. zaiim shariff 30/09/2015 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Zaiim shariff
    What I need to know ! Do you take just there names or all they are really muslim’s because mostly they are not thank you gys

  42. Mukhtar Mahmood 30/10/2015 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    May Allah be with us

  43. Abu Baihaqi 18/11/2015 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Thanks for the list. May Allah guide us all.

  44. Shajar School 18/12/2015 at 6:40 am - Reply

    thats great please keep it up…

  45. Lendeng Syahrani 28/01/2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Is there a Muslim players at the club PSG?

  46. eddy 03/04/2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Demba ba is a muslim

  47. MarkyMark 01/05/2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Sadio Mane is a confirmed Catholic

    • Abu Zainab 01/05/2016 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      And your source is? Please check the link to association of Muslim footballers on his name for verification.

  48. Md Hashim 02/05/2016 at 12:08 pm - Reply


  49. Qolbi Nurwandi Yunus 02/06/2016 at 5:25 am - Reply

    Hi buddy, nice to meet you
    I am a Moslem. I want to ask a lot on you, in advance what your nationality? I am from Indonesia.
    My question is this, how Europeans view Muslims who live there, or even living in their own countries?

  50. Ahmed 01/05/2017 at 3:03 am - Reply

    Mohammed el neny in Arsenal , Ramadan sobhy in Stoke city FC , Ahmed el mohamady in Hull city .

  51. Malini yamba 26/08/2017 at 11:37 am - Reply


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