New Season’s Muslim Footballers 2015-16

New Season’s Muslim Footballers 2015-16

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!

UPDATE: View the latest Muslim Footballers for 2018.

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.

Arsenal

  1. Mohamed Elneny – Midfield – Egypt
  2. Mesut Özil – Midfielder – Germany
  3. Ismael Bennacer – Midfield – France

Aston Villa F.C

  1. Easah Suliman – Defender – England
  2. Aly Cissokho – Defender – French
  3. Jordan Ayew – Forward – Ghana
  4. Adama Traoré Diarra – Forward – Spain
  5. Rudy Gestede – Forward – England

A.F.C Bournemouth

  1. Lewis Grabban – Striker – England

Chelsea F.C

  1. Asmir Begovic – Goal Keeper – Bosnia
  2. Kurt Zouma – Defender – French
  3. Abdul Rahman Baba – Defender – Ghana

Crystal Palace F.C

  1. Marouane Chamakh – Striker – French
  2. Emmanuel Adebayor – Striker – Togolese
  3. Bakary Sako – Midfield – Mali

Everton F.C

  1. Arouna Kone – Striker – Ivorian
  2. Oumar Niasse – Striker – Senegal
  3. Muhamed Bešić – Midfield – Bosnian
  4. Shani Tarashaj – Striker – Swiss – On loan to Grasshoppers.

Leicester City F.C

  1. Yohan Benalouane – Defender – Tunisia Loaned out to Fiorentina for the rest of season.
  2. Riyad Mahrez – Midfield – Algerian
  3. Gokhan Inler – Midfield – Switzerland

Liverpool F.C

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

Muslim Footballers in Manchester City F.C

  1. Bacari Sagna – Defense – French
  2. Samir Nasri – Midfielder – French
  3. Yaya Toure – Midfielder – Ivorian

Manchester United F.C

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

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. Seydou Doumbia – Striker – Ivory Coast

Norwich City F.C

  1. Youssouf Mulumbu – Midfielder – Congolese

Southampton F.C

  1. Sadio Mané – Midfield – Senegal

Stoke City F.C

  1. Ibrahim Afellay – Midfield – Netherlands
  2. Xherdan Shaqiri – Midfield – Switzerland
  3. Mohamed El Ouriachi – Midfield – Morocco
  4. Mama Biram Diouf – Striker – Senegalise

Sunderland F.C

  1. Younes Kaboul – Defender – French
  2. Wahbi Khazri – Defender – Tunisia
  3. Lamine Koné – Defender – Ivory Coast

Swansea City F.C

  1. André Ayew – Midfield – Ghana

Tottenham Hotspur F.C

  1. Moussa Dembele – Striker – Belgian
  2. Nabil Bentaleb – Midfield – Algerian

Watford F.C

  1. Essaid Belkalem – Defender – Algerian
  2. Abdoulaye Doucouré – Midfield – France
  3. Adlene Guédioura – Midfield – Algerian
  4. Nordin Amrabat – Midfield – Morrocco

West Ham United

  1. 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.

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By | 2017-08-06T16:30:34+00:00 November 21st, 2015|Football, Sports|17 Comments

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17 Comments

  1. Koplive 04/01/2016 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Nice list of footballers. Thanks. Didn’t know gestede was muslim.

  2. umm asiya 17/01/2016 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Oh wow, my brother is a Aston villa fan. Had no idea they have a few Muslim brothers playing, Mashaa allaah

  3. Willo din 18/01/2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Is nasir chadil Muslim

    • Abu Zainab 18/01/2016 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      I think he is not, others have said he is Christian.

  4. Muhammed Kayum 04/03/2016 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Alhamdulillah I am impressed brother

  5. Abu bakr 23/04/2016 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Djazakumullah khayrann.
    You missed Diafra Sakho, West ham,
    Idrissa Gana Gueye, Aston villa

  6. Ali 24/04/2016 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Salam Nasser chadli is Muslim a Belgium originally from Morocco

    Gael clichy at City is Muslim too !

    I am not sur the 2 brothers sure ate Muslim

  7. Ali 24/04/2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Sorry just found out the brothers are actually Muslim hemdoulillah !!

  8. saharlong 24/04/2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    what about safiq rahim

    • Muhlis Levine 01/05/2016 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      Are you sure, that Safiq Rahim Playing at Barclays Premier League?.

  9. leebordes@hotmail.com 17/06/2016 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    you forgot N’golo Kante , he is of Mali origin

  10. Ismael 21/06/2016 at 4:43 am - Reply

    Granit Xhaka – Switzerland (Albanian)
    Xherdan Shaqiri is Albanian Muslim too

  11. heru jaya 28/06/2016 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Assalamualaikum. Hello, I’m a Liverpool fan. I really excited that Sadio Mane has joined my team, and I just know that he’s a Moslem too.

  12. Nurein Al-AMIN 15/08/2016 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Paul Pogba

  13. salimagination 13/09/2016 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I’m also looking for Sadio Mane status, and lead to this blog.
    You should update for 2016/2017 season, like Nurein said, there’s Pogba in.
    Thank you for the information.

  14. jahanzaib 04/11/2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    you thik you missed the best player HAZARD

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