Sunday, 21 August 2011

Mahamadou Diarra, Real Madrid

Mahamadou Diarra at Real Madrid

            Mahamadou Diarra is a Muslim footballer and was born on 18 May 1981. He is a Malian Footballer and currently as a free agent. Diarra is a muslim faith. During his life at Real Madrid, and when Ramadan came, he has to fast. Club doctors have designed a special program to keep the players hydrated as training in the intense Spanish summer heat. This is important to maintain his shape and body fluid to avoid serious injury.

           On 18 August 2006, Real Madrid agreed a fee of 26 million euros to sign him. However with the incoming new player like Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira, Diarra has to be backup of backup player in Real Madrid. This fact force him to be free agent after his contract end.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Frederic Kanoute, Sevilla

Frederic Kanoute Muslim Footballer


           Frederic Kanoute is a muslim footballer and born on 2 September 1977. He currently plays for Sevilla FC and known by his pace, strength, and technique. Kanoute and his wife live in Seville, Spain with their three children. 

He refused to wear a Sevilla shirt bearing the name of club sponsor, due to the fact the website is used for gambling, which is against the principles of Islam. This meant that the club had to give him a brand-free jersey every match. 

In 2007, Kanoute paid more than 700,000 USD out of his pocket to buy a mosque in Seville.

On 7 January 2009, he scored against Deportivo la Coruna and lifted his jersey to show the word "Palestine". Kanoute's action, which has been interpreted as a response to Israel's recent attacks on Gaza that have killed nearly 700 people, was met with a yellow card from referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz.
The news can be seen here:  
Al Jazeera

Friday, 12 August 2011

Yaya Toure, Manchester City

Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure is a muslim footballer and currently plays for Manchester City. He was born on 13 May 1983 and an Ivorian footballer who can plays as central midfielder.

Yaya is the brother of Kolo ToureYaya Toure joined Barcelona for 9 million euros and made his official debut for the club on 26 August 2007. 

He scored his first official goal with Barcelona in a La Liga match against Athletic club on 2 September 2007. However lack of first team play in 2010 force him to join Manchester City. Yaya signed a five year deal with Manchester City for a fee of around 24 million euros.

source:  wikipedia