Eric Abidal is a muslim footballer and was born in 11 July 1979 and currently a left-sided French football defender of Martiniquean and also for FC Barcelona. He converted to Islam after marrying an Algerian woman (Hayet Kebir) and became a Muslim with Islamic name Bilal.
Abidal said : my conversion was not due to marriage of an algerian woman but it was an old story.i always had a wish to be a muslim and now i complete it.
On 30 June 2007, Abidal moved to Barcelona for €15 million, after repeatedly stating that he would not return to training if he did not get the move, signing a four-year contract and taking the number 22 jersey.
Abidal read Quran: