But do you know the names of some of the top Muslim footballers in the world playing in some of the world’s leading divisions right now?
From the likes of Mohamed Elneny to Demba Ba, there are plenty of Muslim footballers currently plying their trade for European clubs.
There are a number of Muslim Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool stars playing in the Premier League, as well as players in other top European leagues.
They include the likes of Liverpool FC striker Mohamed Salah, Chelsea FC midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.
There are also a number of other Muslim footballers playing for lesser-known teams across Europe and in other leagues around the world.
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We’ve updated this article to reflect the number of Muslim footballers currently playing in leagues across Europe.
Some of the names on this list of some of the top Muslim footballers may surprise you, and they are listed in no particular order.
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