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Top 20 Surprising Muslim Footballers In EPL

Football is regarded as a diverse and open sport, and there many Muslim Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool FC stars. Do you know the famous footballers on this list?

Mohamed Diame (Newcastle)
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Mohamed Diame is a midfielder who currently plays for Newcastle United in England.

He has previously had spells at both West Ham United and Hull City.

Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal)
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Sead Kolasinac joined Arsenal from Schalke on a free transfer back in the summer of 2017.

He is a Bosnia and Herzegovina international left-sided player.

Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea FC)
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Antonio Rudiger is a defender who currently plays for Chelsea FC in the Premier League.

He signed for the Blues from AS Roma in the summer transfer window back in 2017.

Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
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Granit Xhaka is a midfielder who currently plays for Arsenal in the Premier League.

Xhaka signed for Arsenal from Borussia Mönchengladbach in the summer of 2016.

Tiemoue Bakayoko (Chelsea FC)
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Tiemoue Bakayoko is a midfielder who currently plies his trade for Chelsea FC.

He signed for the West London side from Ligue 1 side Monaco in the summer of 2017.

Sadio Mane (Liverpool FC)
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Sadio Mane is an attacking player who currently lines up for Liverpool FC.

He joined the Reds from Southampton and is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s top attackers.

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool FC)
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Mohamed Salah is an attacker who currently plays for Liverpool FC in England.

The Egypt international has been in great form since signing for the Reds from Roma back in the summer of 2017.

Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace)
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Mamadou Sakho currently plays for Premier League team Crystal Palace.

The French defender first moved to the Premier League when he joined Liverpool FC from Paris Saint-Germain back in 2013.
Younes Kaboul (Watford)
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Younes Kaboul currently plays for Premier League team Watford.

The French centre-half has enjoyed a spell at Tottenham Hotspur in the past.

Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal)
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Mohamed Elneny joined Arsenal from FC Basel in January 2016.

The Egyptian midfielder has been a regular fixture in the first team for the Gunners.

Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)
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Kurt Zouma plays as a defender for Chelsea.

The Frenchman signed for Chelsea from Saint-Etienne back in 2014.

Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City)
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Xherdan Shaqiri currently plays for Premier League side Stoke City.

The Swiss attacker joined the club from Inter Milan back in 2015.

Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal)
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Shkodran Mustafi joined Arsenal from Valencia in the summer of 2016.

The defender has been a regular fixture in the Arsenal team since his move.

Emre Can (Liverpool FC)
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Emre Can currently plays for Liverpool FC.

The German midfielder will be looking to establish himself as a regular at Anfield.

Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur)
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Moussa Sissoko currently plays as a midfielder for Tottenham.

The Frenchman joined the club from Newcastle in 2016.

N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
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N’Golo Kante currently plays as a midfielder for Chelsea.

The Frenchman joined the club from Leicester in the summer of 2016.

Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City)
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Ilkay Gundogan joined Manchester City in the summer of 2016.

The German international will be looking to establish himself as a regular in the Citizens’ first team.

Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
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Paul Pogba joined Manchester United from Juventus in the summer of 2016.

The French midfielder left Old Trafford to move to Italy before returning to the club four years later.

Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
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Riyad Mahrez helped Leicester City win the Premier League in the 2015-16 season.

The Algerian was named as the PFA player of the year in 2016.

Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
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Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.

The Germany international helped his team win the World Cup in Brazil back in 2014.

Ozil is widely considered to be one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents.

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