Check Out 5 International Footballers Who Have Visited Saudi Arabia For Holy Pilgrimage…….Only One Is Not Of African Descent

1. Paul Pogba

Although he has a christian name ‘paul’,  The manchester united star is a Muslim. The player has been to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj exercise which is expected of every Muslim who can afford it.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba

2. Emmanuel Adebayor

Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor was born into a Christian family on February 26, 1984, but the Togolese international changed his religion to Islam and he gave his reasons for him to have done so.

However, the petite forward has exemplified a good character of a devoted Muslim as he has gone to Saudi Arabia to perform his Hajj exercise.

Togolese international Emmanuel Adebayor

3 Mesut Ozil

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is one of the best midfielders in the world, and the German professional footballer is also a Muslim who has visited Saudi Arabia many times to perform the yearly Hajj exercise.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

4. Abou Diaby

Abou Diaby is a French professional footballer who currently plays for French club Marseille and he has also played for Premier League club Arsenal. The 30-year-old is also a devoted Muslim who has done the Holy pilgrimage many times.

Former Arsenal player Abou Diaby

5. Nicolas Anelka

Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is a devoted Muslim who has visited Mecca to perform the Holy Pilgrimage.

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