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

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Kolo Toure, Manchester City

Kolo Habib Toure

Kolo Habib Toure is a muslim footballer and was born in Boueke on 19 March 1981. He is an Ivorian footballer who currently plays for Manchester City and Ivory Coast. He can plays as central defender but excellent in full back. Kolo Toure is a practicing and lives with wife Awo,daughter Sania and son Yiassin.

When he at Arsenal, He said, " I am what I am because of my religion. It changed my life and I am really happy to be a Muslim. We have many Muslim players at the club now - Abou Diaby, Bakary Sagna, and we all go to pray together after training,"

" One of my friends was a Muslim, his parents were practicing and they would regularly go to the mosque. My father's friend was an Imam and started practicing (Islam) with them from the age of 13."

source wikipedia

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Nabil El Zhar, Liverpool

Nabil El Zhar

Nabil El Zhar is a muslim footballer and born in 27 August 1986. He is a muslim footballer and currently plays for Liverpool and Morocco.

 El Zhar is known for his pace and dribbling ability.

However he always affected with injury force him to be bench warmers. 

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Halil Altintop

Halil Altintop

Halil Altintop is a muslim footballer and was born in 8 December 1982. He currently plays for Trabzonspor and Turkish National football.

Halil start his profesional career in the local German club Wattensceid 09 along with his brother Hamit Altintop.

Hamit is 12 minutes older than Halil. They grew among women, Their mother Meryem and three older sisters.

Their father died on cancer when they were just 2 years old.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Hatem Ben Arfa, Marseille

Hatem Ben Arfa

Hatem Ben Arfa is a muslim footballer and currently plays for Marseille. He was born in 7 March 1987 and a talented French international player. His father was a Tunisian international, and his whole family is muslim.

He said, "I believe in God. But I do not show it. It is a thing of the heart, something intimate between me and myself". He can plays as a winger but more suitable in midfielder.

source: muslim soccer blog

Monday, 1 August 2011

Hamit Altintop, Real Madrid

Hamit Altintop

Hamit Altintop is a muslim footballer and was born in 8 December 1982 and currently plays for Turkey and Real Madrid C.F. During the short stay of his club in Saudi Arabia, he and his friend Franck Ribery visited mecca to perform Omra.

It was located 70 km from Jeddah. He is actually a midfielder but can plays very well in defending and attacking if needed. 

Altıntop started his professional career in local German club Wattenscheid in 2000 along with his brother. In season 2007-2008 Altintop then joined Bayern Munich on a free transfer and meet his friend Ribery there.

Source:  Wikipedia