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Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature

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


Football is one of the most diverse sports in the world, with players from all nationalities and religions taking part.

But do you know the names of some of the top Muslim footballers in the world in 2016?

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.

Some of the names on this list of some of the top Muslim footballers may surprise you.

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40) Valon Behrami (Watford)

Photo: Valon Behrami / Instagram

Valon Behrami currently plys his trade for Premier League outfit Watford.

The Swiss midfielder has also enjoyed a spell at West Ham United in the past.

Next up is a Southampton star…

39) Sofiane Boufal (Southampton)

Photo: Sofiane Boufal / Instagram

Sofiane Boufal plays for Southampton as an attacking midfielder.

The Morocco international joined the Saints from French side Lille in 2016.

Next up is a West Ham United star…

38) Sofiane Feghouli (West Ham)

Photo: Sofiane Feghouli / Instagram

Sofiane Feghouli currently players for West Ham as a winger.

The Algeria international joined West Ham from Valencia in 2016.

Next up is a former Tottenham Hotspur player…

37) Nabil Bentaleb (Schalke)

Photo: Nabil Bentaleb / Instagram

Nabil Bentaleb currently plays as a midfielder for Schalke.

The Algerian midfielder is on loan at the German club from parent side Tottenham Hotspur.

Next on the list is a former Arsenal player…

36) Abou Diaby (Marseille)

Photo: Arsenal Player

Abou Diaby signed for Marseille from Arsenal in 2015.

The French midfielder struggled with serious injuries during his time at The Emirates.

Next up is another former Arsenal man…

35) Marouane Chamakh (Cardiff City)

Photo: Arsenal Player

Marouane Chamakh currently plays for Cardiff City.

The Morocco international has had spells with Crystal Palace and Arsenal in the Premier League.

Next up is an Everton player…

34) Arouna Kone (Everton)

Photo: Arouna Kone / Instagram

Arouna Kone currently plays for Premier League side Everton.

The Ivory Coast international joined the Toffees from Wigan back in 2013.

Next up is a former Liverpool man…

33) Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund)

Photo: Nuri Sahin / Instagram

Nuri Sahin currently plys his trade with Borussia Dortmund.

The former Real Madrid star spent some time on loan to Premier League side Liverpool.

Next up is another former Arsenal star…

32) Bacary Sagna (Manchester City)

Photo: Bacary Sagna / Instagram

Bacary Sagna joined Manchester City from rivals Arsenal.

The French right-back signed for the Citizens in the summer of 2014.

Next up is a former Chelsea star…

31) Demba Ba (Shanghai Shenhua)

Photo: Demba Ba / Instagram

Demba Ba currently plays for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

The former Chelsea striker’s Instagram profile has the message: “Narakum fi jannah insha’Allah.”

Next up is a Chelsea player…

30) Asmir Begovic (Chelsea)

Photo: Asmir Begovic / Instagram

Asmir Begovic currently plays for Chelsea.

The Bosnian goalkeeper joined the Blues from Stoke City.

Next up is another former Arsenal star…

29) Samir Nasri (Sevilla)

Photo: Samir Nasri / Instagram

Samir Nasri is currently on loan at Sevilla from Manchester City.

The French midfielder joined the Citizens from Arsenal in 2011.

Next up is a current Liverpool player…

28) Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool)

Photo: Mamadou Sakho / Instagram

Mamadou Sakho currently plays for Premier League team Liverpool.

The French defender joined the Reds from Paris Saint-Germain back in 2013.

Next up is a former Tottenham Hotspur player…

27) Nacer Chadli (West Brom)

Photo: Nacer Chadli / Instagram

Nacer Chadli currently plays for West Bromwich Albion.

The Belgian midfielder signed for the Baggies from Tottenham in the summer of 2016.

Next up is a former Arsenal and Liverpool star…

26) Kolo Toure (Celtic)

Photo: LFC TV

Kolo Toure has been reunited with former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers at Celtic.

The Ivory Coast defender has enjoyed spells with both Arsenal and Liverpool.

Next up is a former Tottenham Hotspur star…

25) 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.

Next up is a former Manchester City man…

24) Edin Dzeko (Roma)

Photo: Edin Dzeko / Instagram

Edin Dzeko currently plays for Italian team Roma.

The Bosnian striker joined the Serie A club from Manchester City.

Next up is a Hull City star…

23) Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City)

Photo: Ahmed Elmohamady / Instagram

Ahmed Elmohamady currently plays for Premier League team Hull City.

The Egyptian joined the Tigers from Sunderland back in 2013.

Next up is a Tottenham Hotspur star…

22) Moussa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur)

Photo: Moussa Dembele / Instagram

Moussa Dembele currently plays for London team Tottenham Hotspur.

The Belgian midfielder joined the Lilywhites from Fulham back in 2012.

Next up is a new Arsenal signing…

21) Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal)

Photo: Mohamed Elneny / Instagram

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.

Next up is a Chelsea star…

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20) 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.

Next up is a former Premier League star…

19) Hatem Ben Arfa (Paris Saint-Germain)

Photo: Hatem Ben Arfa / Instagram

Hatem Ben Arfa currently plays for French side Paris Saint-Germain.

The Frenchman has had spells at both Newcastle United and Hull City.

Next up is a Manchester United midfielder…

18) Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United)

Photo: Marouane Fellaini / Instagram

Marouane Fellaini is a midfielder for Manchester United.

The Belgian joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2013 from Everton.

Next up is a Leicester City man…

17) Ahmed Musa (Leicester City)

Photo: Ahmed Musa / Instagram

Ahmed Musa currently plays for Leicester City as a winger.

The Nigerian joined the Foxes from CSKA Moscow in 2016.

Next up is a Stoke City star…

16) Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City)

Photo: Xherdan Shaqiri / Instagram

Xherdan Shaqiri currently plays for Premier League side Stoke City.

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

Next up is an on-loan Manchester United player…

15) Adnan Januzaj (Sunderland)

Photo: Adnan Januzaj / Instagram

Adnan Januzaj currently plays for Sunderland on loan from Manchester United.

The Belgian international is highly rated by fans at Old Trafford.

Next up is a new Arsenal player…

14) Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal)

Photo: Shkodran Mustafi / Instagram

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.

Next up is a Juventus star…

13) Sami Khedira (Juventus)

Photo: Sami Khedira / Instagram

Sami Khedira currently plays for Italian team Juventus.

The former Real Madrid midfielder has won the World Cup with Germany.

Next up is a Stoke City star…

12) Ibrahim Afellay (Stoke City)

Photo: Ibrahim Afellay / Instagram

Ibrahim Afellay currently plays as an attacker for Stoke City.

The Netherlands international joined the Potters from Barcelona in 2015.

Next up is a Liverpool star…

11) Emre Can (Liverpool)

Photo: Emre Can / Instagram

Emre Can currently plays for Liverpool.

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

Next up is a Roma star…

10) Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma)

Photo: Stephan El Shaarawy / Instagram

Stephan El Shaarawy currently plays for Italian side Roma.

The Italy international joined the club from Milan in 2016.

Next up is a Tottenham Hotspur star…

9) Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur)

Photo: Moussa Sissoko / Instagram

Moussa Sissoko currently plays as a midfielder for Tottenham.

The Frenchman joined the club from Newcastle in 2016.

Next up is a Premier League champion…

8) N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)

Photo: N’Golo Kante / Instagram

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

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

Next up is a Manchester City star…

7) Yaya Toure (Manchester City)

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Yaya Toure joined Manchester City from Barcelona.

The Ivory Coast international plays as a midfielder for the Citizens.

Next up is a Bayern Munich superstar…

6) Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)

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Franck Ribery joined Bayern Munich from Marseille in 2007.

The French midfielder began his career at Boulogne.

Next up is a new Manchester City star…

5) Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City)

Photo: Ilkay Gundogan / Instagram

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.

Next up is a Real Madrid superstar…

4) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Photo: Karim Benzema / Instagram

Karim Benzema currently plays as a striker for Real Madrid.

The France international is widely considered to be one of the best forwards in the world.

Next up is a new Manchester United man…

3) Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

Photo: Paul Pogba / Instagram

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.

Next up is a Premier League champion…

2) Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)

Photo: Riyad Mahrez / Instagram

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.

And finally, can you guess the Arsenal star who is up next?

1) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)

Photo: Mesut Ozil / Instagram

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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