Greatest Muslim Athletes: Muslim Athletes have earned name in each and every Sport of that exists in the history of the World. Muslims have Produced Greatest Boxers, Footballers, Cricketers, Basketball Players,Hockey Players, Squash Players, Golfers, Sprinters, Wrestlers etc. here We Going To Make A List of Top 10 Greatest Muslim Athletes in the History. Please Feel Free To Leave a Comment About the List.
Top 10 Greatest Muslim Athletes in the History
#10- Aamir Khan
Greatest Muslim Athletes NO.10 :Amir Iqbal Khan born 8 December 1986 is an English professional boxer. his father is from pakistan, now in England. He is a former four-time world champion by winning WBA (Regular), WBA (Super) twice and IBF Light Welterweight titles. He previously boxed in the lightweight division, where he held the Commonwealth, WBO Inter-Continental, and WBA International titles. Aamir Khan is the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist, he won silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics at the age of 17 years. He is also one of the youngest British world champions ever, winning the WBA Light Welterweight title at age 22, and the second British Asian world champion, after Jawaid Khaliq.
#9 – Javaid Miandad
Greatest Muslim Athletes NO.9 : Mohammad Javed Miandad born 12 June 1957, popularly known as Javed Miandad is a former Pakistani cricketer who played between 1975 and 1996. He is Pakistan’s leading run scorer in Test cricket. described him that he is “the greatest batsman Pakistan has ever produced”. He has served as a captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. Javed is widely known for – his historic last ball big sixer against India in 1986, when 4 runs were required to win – winning an international game in that fashion for the first time. After his playing career, he has remained the coach of Pakistan cricket team at various occasions, as well as held positions in the Pakistan Cricket Board. He had three coaching stints with the Pakistan national team.
#8 – Franck Ribery
Greatest Muslim Athletes NO.8 : Franck Ribery born 7 April 1983 is a French international footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and for the France national football team. he is known for pace energy, and great skill and precise passing. also known as fast, tricky and an excellent dribbler, great control with the ball at his feet. Since joining Bayern, he has been recognized on the world stage as one of the best French players of his generation.
#7- Shahid Afridi
Greatest Muslim Athletes NO.7 : Many people will disagree by this ranking that why Shahid Afridi is at number 7 inspite on many others legends but the reason is that fame and class of Shahid is combined afridi is unmatchable. Afridi got so much fame that any star ever surpass him. he is Currently Most Famous Super Star in Pakistan. he is one of the most well known Pakistani cricketers who have need no introduction in the world of cricket across the globe. Pakistani Pathan is known as “BOOM BOOM” among fans and “LALA” among his team members. He is the most popular due to his aggressive batting style and holds a lot of international records including the fastest 100 in ODI’s (37 balls), scoring maximum(32) runs in one over, longest six in the history of cricket, Most Number of Sixes.
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#6 – Jahangir Khan
Greatest Muslim Athletes NO.6 : Jahangir Khan, born on December 10, 1963, in Karachi, is a formar World No. 1 Professional Squash player from Pakistan. Due to his achievements we put him at No 1st in our list Moin Akhtar (A Legend Pakistani Acter) once said that when he was in immigration at Sydney Airport a person saw his passport & said to him “ooohh… you’re from Jahangir Kahn’s country” Jahangir Khan is easily the greatest player in the history of professional squash Not just in pakistan but all over the world. he won an incredible 555 consecutive matches From 1981 to 1986 This is the longest winning streak of all-time for an athlete in professional sports. He currently serves as the President of the World Squash Federation, since 2002.
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#5 – Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Greatest Muslim Athletes NO.5 : NBA’s all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a retired American professional basketball player. He played in the NBA for two full decades. Won 6 NBA Titles, 6 MVP awards and Still Owner of all time scoring record(38,387 points). In the 1970s, he was the best player in the league. he unleashed the most devastating shot the NBA has ever seen, using the sky hook to score many of his league points.
#4 – Imran Khan
Greatest Muslim Athletes NO.4: Imran Khan Niazi Born on 25 November 1952, is a Pakistani former pakistani Legend cricketer. He played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and, after retiring, entered politics. Besides his political activism, Khan is also a prominent philanthropist, cricket commentator, Chancellor of the University of Bradford and Founding Chairman of Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center. Through worldwide fundraising, he founded Namal College, Mianwali in 2008. He was most successful captain in the history of pakistan cricket, leading his country to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
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#3 – Mike Tyson
Greatest Muslim Athletes NO.3 : Michael Gerard “Mike” Tyson born June 30, 1966 is a retired American professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. Mike Tyson was the model of the supreme gladiator – unbeaten and unbeatable. Never before had one individual captured the attention of the wider world via sport except Muhammad Ali.
#2 – Zinedine Zidane
Greatest Muslim Athletes NO.2: Zinedine Zidane born 23 June 1972. he is a retired French footballer. Zidane played as an attacking midfielder for the French national team, Juventus and Real Madrid. Zidane was named “best European footballer” of the past 50 years by UEFA, three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Zidane led France to victory in the 1998 World Cup. His career ended in shocking fashion when he was expelled from the 2006 World Cup final for headbutting an opponent, but he is nonetheless regarded by many commentators and Football Pundits as one of the greatest players ever in the History.
#1 – Muhammad Ali
Greatest Muslim Athletes NO.1 : When You Think About Greatest Muslim Sportsmen the First name that will come in your mind will be of Muhammad Ali. He was the Greatest Boxer Ever Born on Face of the earth who won every big Boxing Title. Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated light-heavyweight champs Archie Moore and Bob Foster.
Ali defeated European heavyweight champions Henry Cooper, Karl Mildenberger, Jürgen Blin, Joe Bugner, Richard Dunn, Jean-Pierre Coopman and Alfredo Evangelista. He defeated British and Commonwealth king Brian London. All of Ali’s defeats were by heavyweight champions: Frazier, Norton, Spinks, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick. Ali also beat undefeated fighters Sonny Banks (12-0), Billy Daniels (16-0), ‘Rudi Lubbers’ (21-0) and George Foreman (40-0).
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