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Check out the 54 Muslim players for the Premier League season 2016-2017

20 out of the 20 teams have Muslim players.

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Paul Labile Pogba is the latest Muslim to have joined the English Premier League, playing for Manchester United. He was introduced to the Islamic faith by his mother. Yeo Moriba, his mother, has been described as his inspiration.

The English Premier League is the most watched professional sport league in the world. Clubs have diverse squads and players coming from different nationalities, race and religion.

In the last ten years, the number of Muslim footballers have increased in the league and with certain changes have had to be taken place such as keeping an eye on those who fast during Ramadan and to not give bottles of champagne to them if they become man of the match. Here is a list of 54 Muslim players who will be playing for English teams for the year 2016-2017.

Arsenal

1. Granit Xhaka

Midfielder | Switzerland | 24 years old

Granit

2. Ismael Bennacer

Midfielder | Algeria | 18 years old

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3. Mesut Özil

Midfielder | Germany (Turkish) | 27 years old

Ozil

4. Mohamed Naser Elsayed Elneny

Midfielder | Egypt | 24 years old

Naser

5. Shkodran Mustafi

Defender | Germany | 24 years old

Shkodran mustafi

6. Yaya Sanogo

Striker | France | 23 years old

Sanogo

Bournemouth 

7. Lewis Grabban

Striker | England (Jamaican) | 28 years old

Lewis

Chelsea

8. Asmir Begovic

Goalkeeper | Bosnia | 29 years old

Begovic

9. Eden Hazard

Midfielder | Belgium | 25 years old

Hazard

10. Kurt Zouma

Defender | France | 21 years old

Zouma

11. N’Golo Kanté

Midfielder | France | 25 years old

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Crystal Palace

12. Bakary Sako

Midfielder | France (Malian) | 28 years old

Sako

Everton

13. Arouna Koné

Striker | Ivory Coast | 32 years old

Kone

14. Idrissa Gana Gueye

Midfielder | Senegal | 26 years old

idrissa

15. Muhamed Bešić

Midfielder | Germany (Bosnian) | 23 years old

Besic

16. Oumar Niasse

Striker | Senegal | 26 years old

Niasse

17. Yannick Bolasie

Midfielder | Congo | 27 years old

Bolassie

Hull City

18. Ahmed Elmohamady

Midfielder | Egypt | 28 years old

Ahmed

19. Adama Diomandé

Striker | Norway | 26 years old

Adama Diomandé

Leicester City

20. Ahmed Musa

Striker | Nigeria | 23 years old

Musa

21. Islam Slimani

Striker | Algeria | 28 years old

Islam Slimani

22. Riyad Mahrez

Midfielder | France (Algerian) | 25 years old

Mahrrez

Liverpool

23. Emre Can

Midfielder | Germany | 22 years old

Emre

24. Mamadou Sakho

Defender | France | 26 years old

Sakho

25. Sadio Mané

Striker | Senegal | 24 years old

Mane

Manchester City

26. Bacary Sagna

Defender | France | 33 years old

Sagna

27. İlkay Gündoğan

Midfielder | Germany | 25 years old

Iker

28. Yaya Toure

Midfielder | Ivory Coast | 33 years old

Toure

Manchester United

29. Marouane Fellaini

Midfielder | Belgium | 28 years old

Fellaini

30. Paul Labile Pogba

Midfielder | France | 23 years old

Pogba

Middlesbrough

31. Adama Traore 

Midfielder | Mali | 20 years old

Adama Traore

Norwich City

32. Youssouf Mulumbu

Midfielder | Congo | 29 years old

Norwich city

Southampton

33. Sofiane Boufal 

Midfielder | Morocco | 22 years old

Sofiane Boufal Southampton

Stoke City

34. Bruno Martins Indi

Defender | Netherlands | 24 years old

Bruno

35. Ibrahim Afellay

Midfielder | Netherlands | 30 years old

Ibrahim

36. Mame Biram Diouf

Striker | Senegal | 28 years old

Diouf

37. Ramadan Sobhy Ahmed

Midfielder | Egypt | 19 years old

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38. Xherdan Shaqiri

Midfielder | Yugoslavia (Albanian) | 24 years old

Shaqiri

Sunderland

39. Adnan Januzaj

Midfielder | Belgium (Albania) | 21 years old

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40. Lamine Koné

Defender | France (Ivorian) | 27 years old

Kone

41. Papy Djilobodji

Defender | Senegal | 27 years old

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42. Wahbi Khazri

Defender | France (Tunisian) | 25 years old

Wahbi

Swansea

43. Modou Barrow

Striker | Gambia | 23 years old

Modou

Tottenham

44. Moussa Dembélé

Midfielder | Belgium | 29 years old

Dembele

45. Moussa Sissoko

Midfielder | France | 27 years old

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Watford

46. Adlene Guedioura

Midfielder | France (Algerian) | 30 years old

Adlene

47. Essaid Belkalem

Defender | Algeria | 27 years old

Essaid

48. Nordin Amrabat

Midfielder | Netherlands (Moroccan) | 29 years old

Nordin

 

49. Younes Kaboul

Defender | France | 30 years old

Kabool

West Bromwich Albion

50. Nacer Chadli

Midfielder | Belgium | 27 years old

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West Ham United

51. Andre Ayew

Midfielder | France (Ghanaian) | 26 years old

Ayew

52. Cheikhou Kouyate

Midfielder | Senegal | 26 years old

West ham

53. Gökhan Töre

Midfielder | Turkey | 24 years old

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54. Sofiaene Feghouli

Midfielder | France (Algerian) | 26 years old

Fergouli

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