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8 World famous footballers who embraced Islam (+Photos)

World famous footballers who embraced Islam – There are lots of football players who have decided to convert to Islam during the early or later years of their lives. Here’s a list of six most famous footballers who chose to join one of the largest religions in the world.


We also verified whether or not Robin van Persie and Thierry Henry are Muslims. Scroll down to the bonus material.

1. Emmanuel Adebayor

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A Togolese footballer who plays for English club Tottenham Hotspur and the Togo national team has recently converted to Islam in a ceremony recorded and a video was posted to YouTube. Apparently, until recently Adebayor was a practising Christian. He used to post pictures of himself with a priest to Facebook with captions praising God. The footballer, however, hasn’t made any public announcements about his conversion.

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