Published On: Wed, Jan 4th, 2017

Top 10 Greatest Muslim Athletes in the History

From the start of the universe, Muslims have always attained their best reputation before the world, as according to reports there are more than 1.6 billion Muslims all around the world, according to reports Muslims are increasing rapidly in the all around the globe so we have to discuss about the top Muslim athletes in which some were Muslims from their early age but some accepted Islam after getting into their adult age.

Almost every title is being achieved by the Muslim athletes so these players are much charming that they are popular in every part of the world, in the history; Muslims have provided great footballer, wrestlers, cricketers, Sprinters, boxers, Squash Players and Gofers as well.
So here we have list of top 10 greatest Muslim Athletes in the history.

10: Amir Khan

Amir Khan is known as the King Khan of boxing in this running era, he was born on 8th of the December 1986, as he is professional boxer of Britain, he has many record in his name because he is also former unified light-welterweight world champion, despite of this he has won many light weight championships. He has also called as the youngest ever British professional world champions because he won medal at the age of just 17 years and won the title of WBA at the age of 22, so in recent days, he is considered as the third best welterweight of the world, he has won 31 fights in total of 35.


9: Javed Miandad

There is no doubt in the professionalism of this greatest ever Muslim athlete, Javed Miandad who was born on 12th of June 1957; he is former cricketer of Pakistan who played cricket from his country for almost two decades, so from many sports channels, he is titled as the greatest ever batsman produced by the Pakistan in the history of cricket. He also served Pakistan cricket team as captain, he is best known in the world for his historic six against India in 1986 at Sharjah, after his great career; he was also made the coach of Pakistan team.


8: Franck Ribery

Bilal Yusuf Mohammad, who is famous in the world as Franck Ribery is a famous French professional footballer who played also from the German Football club Bayern Munich, he preferred to play on the left side as he plays as winger, he also played for National Team of France. He is prominent in the world for his skills as footballer which includes, energy, pace, precise passing and other skills, he is also excellent dribbler, fast and tricky because he has great control of ball with his feet therefore he is described as one of the best player of France in this generations, he converted to Islam in 2002.


7: Shahid Afridi

Shahid Khan Afridi who is widely known as Boom Boom Shaid Afridi, is professional Pakistani cricketer, he was born on 1 March 1980, he is also former captain of Pakistan Cricket team in all formats, he is known for his fast and aggressive batting style, he was the man who made fastest century in the history of cricket in his second ODI, he has record of taking most wickets and be most times man of the match in T20 internationals. He has hit most international sixes in the history, despite of his profession; he is also called as the most charitable person because he has also opened hospital in Swat.


6: Jahangir Khan

Mr. Jahangir Khan is one of the greatest legends in Squash not only from his motherland Pakistan but also from all over the world because he is former number 1 squash player from his country, he was born on 19th December 1963 in Karachi but his parents were originally from Peshawar. So let’s light up the greatest ever career of Jahangir Khan as he won 10 times British Open and record six times world open so during that time he has won more than 555 matches consecutively, after retiring; he also remained president of Pakistan Squash Federation from 2002 to 2008.


5: Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is retired professional basketball player from American, who was born on 19th of April 1947; he has played about 20 seasons from National Basketball association so during his great career, he has won a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member and NBA Most Valuable Player(MVP). Despite of this; he is also considered in 50 greatest players in the history of NBA, after winning championship, he converted to Islam in 1971 at the age of 24 years, so he has greatest ever career as basketball player in the history.


4: Mike Tyson

Malik Abdul Aziz who is widely known as Mike Tyson is a former boxing professional player who played for his country for almost two decades; he was born on 30 June 1966, he is called as the youngest boxer in the history who has had WBC, WBA, and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. Despite of this, he has won his 19 professional fights in knockout round while 12 in first round, he successfully defended the tile of world heavyweight championship nine times, so due to his scariest boxiest he was also called as the The Baddest Man on the Planet, so he converted to Islam in 2010.


3: Imran Khan

Imran Khan Niazi that is famous as Imran Khan who was born on 5 October 1952, he is prominent Pakistani Cricketer, politician and also philanthropist, now he is a chairman of popular political party of Pakistan, named as PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf), before entering politics; he played cricket from his country for almost two decades as in his captaincy, Pakistan won one and only ODI World Cup of 1992. Despite of these he also opened cancer hospital in the name of his mother, Shaukat Khanum, now his party is second leading of Pakistan and leading Party of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


2: Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane was also a popular footballer from France and he is now manage of Real Madrid, he was born on 23rd June 1972, he played for Juventus, Cannes, Bordeaux, Real Madrid and more important for the national team of France, he was much popular due to his excellent skills including ball control, elegance, vision and best technique therefore he is named as the 50 best European footballers. In short, he is called as the greatest ever footballer in the history, he also named three times as the FIFA Player of the year award, so he has described himself as the non Practicing Muslim.


1: Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was born on 17th January 1942 as he is a significant professional boxer from America, due to his prominent boxing career; he is extensively regarded as one of the most noteworthy and celebrated sports members and figures of the last century, he started boxing just at the age of 12 years and he won gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the age of just 18 years in Summer Olympics in Rome. After wining WBC and WBA heavyweight championship, he converted to Islam in 1964 and wrote his name is memorable and greatest ever athletes of the world, he died on 3rd June 2016.


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