Written By jieenk on Monday, June 20, 2011 | 1:03 PM
Anelka is known as a striker who is very prolific in creating chances and throw the skin round the opponent's goal. In the English Premier League (England Primiership League / EPL) and then from 2008 to 2009, Nicolas Anelka leading scorer (top score) with 22 goals. This amount is more than his compatriot, Didier Drogba, Chelsea's Ivorian striker.
Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba, is one of the greatly feared striker duo in the league. Both are known as a hungry striker gol.Anelka included as the world's top football player. In today defended the club, Chelsea, Anelka became one of the major players when not bandaged injury.
Behind the ferocity of the skin round struck the opponent's goal, Nicolas Anelka had a very cold attitude. He rarely smiled when he was already in the field. Sometimes, his colleagues often feel awkward when talking to him. He is very focused on the game.
On the front lines of the Blues, Chelsea, Anelka is known as a cool player in the act, but fierce in front of the opponent. He is also fairly quiet player and unemotional.
This condition is the opposite when he was with Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal. At that time, the man born in Versailles, France, is known as a man who likes cranky and emotional.
Now, Anelka in the know cold, not explosive, and do not like cranky anymore since playing at Chelsea. What the hell happened with Anelka? What caused him more wise and calm it? In an interview with the media in Britain, when asked about his cool and more mature now that Anelka replied lightly.
"Islam helped me a lot to be calm and concentrated and have high morale. I love being a Muslim, a religion of peace and I learned a lot from Islam, "Abdel-Salam Bilal Anelka, his Muslim name.
Earlier, Anelka had time to hide the Islamic identity of the public. In fact, unlike his colleague Franck Ribery, FC Bayern Munich players, Germany, the origin of the French, who always pray when the match starts. Anelka just quiet and completely hide his Muslim identity. "For me, religion is a personal matter, need not be disclosed to the public," he explained.
But later, when the public already knows his identity as a religion of Muhammad, Nicolas Anelka looked even more wise and bijaksana.Sejak when Anelka converted to Islam? Apparently, his move to Turkish club, Fenerbahce, after playing at Manchester City over the past three seasons, in 2004, Anelka get guidance to embrace Islam. Therefore, the owner's full name is Nicolas Sebastien Anelka to announce officially about the transfer himself into a Muslim.
Born in Versailles, France, on March 14, 1979, Anelka spent his childhood in Trappes, a small town located on the western outskirts Paris.Sebelum become a Muslim, Anelka was an atheist (no religion). He is also not a Christian religion as predicted by some people. He was once really did not have God.
However, when he was irreligious, Anelka many associate and make friends with a Muslim family. And that's where Anelka became interested in Islam. "I became a Muslim since I was 16 years old," confidante in an interview with the Arabic magazine, Super Magazine.
To the readers of FourFourTwo magazine, players from France reveals the reason why choosing Islam. Islam, he said, is a way of life that fit him. "I felt comfortable and quiet with religion and my life today. But this is a personal matter and it's why I'm not talking about that always frequent. That is my personal side. "
Embraced Islam, the Chelsea striker is widely acknowledged to bring positive changes in her life. According to him, the religion of Islam led him to act wisely. And, this is what lies behind his quiet attitude while competing on the field. "Islam helped me a lot to be calm and concentrated and have high morale," he said.
"I am pleased to be a Muslim, a religion of peace and I learned a lot from Islam," he added. In an interview published in the Match, a magazine published by the French, Anelka reveals that Islam is a source of strength inside and outside the field. "I had a tough career. I then resolved to find peace. And, I finally found Islam. "
In private life, Anelka married a Belgian woman, Barbara Tausia, on June 9, 2007 in Marrakesh, Morocco. His marriage with a woman who works as a choreographer does not make Anelka chose to abandon his new faith. In fact, Anelka plan to stay in the Union Arab Emirates after retirement. And, on the sidelines to play football, often playing tennis and Anelka played for a movie called "Le Boulet" as a football player named Nicolas.
As a professional football player and a devout follower of Islam, the obligation of fasting during Ramadan does not make Anelka's hard to keep its activities on the gridiron. Like most other Muslim soccer players in the Premier League, Anelka tried to keep running fast.
In an interview with FourFourTwo magazine, the Premiership Golden Boot winner of the 2008/2009 season revealed that as a devout Muslim, he is obliged to respect the obligations of Ramadan with fasting. "Actually, fasting is not a difficult thing to run. I've done it several times. However, in recent times my Ramadan experience two or three injuries. Thus, it makes me can not fast. "
Recite the Creed at Fenerbahce
Since declare themselves converted to Islam in 2004, Anelka also bears the name of Islam, namely Abdul Salam Bilal Anelka. Anelka's move is believed to Islam when he was defending the giant Turkey, Fenerbahce, after three seasons playing for Manchester City, England. Starting a career at Paris Saint-Germain, but after that move to Arsenal, Anelka instantly become a major player and won the PFA young player the best version.
After playing for the Gunners, a nickname Arsenal, Anelka moved to Real Madrid in 1999 with the transfer of 22.3 million pounds. Unfortunately he did not feel at home and back to his old club, Paris Saint-Germain, with a lower transfer value, which amounted to 20 million pounds.
Although already comfortable in Paris, Anelka returned after the Premier League and playing for Liverpool in January 2002 on loan. Afterwards, he joined Manchester City with a transfer worth 13 million pounds at the beginning of the 2002-2003 season. After grazing for three seasons with Manchester City, then he moved to Fenerbahce.
On the Turkish side of this, Anelka is believed to utter two sentences creed. Following from Fenerbahce, Anelka back English Premier Lige. In this blue continent, Anelka joined Bolton Wanderers who memboyongnya from Fenerbahce for a fee of 7-8 million pound.Kemudian, in the 2008/2009 season, Anelka moved to Chelsea for a fee of 15 million pounds. He began joining the Blues in January 2008 ago, and became top scorer with 22 goals.
Full Name: Nicolas Sebastien Anelka
Muslim Name: Abdul-Salam Bilal Anelka
TTL: Versailles, France, March 14, 1979
Wife: Barbara Tausia
Currently the club: Chelsea FC
Converted to Islam: 2004
1. Saint-Germain/PSG Paris (France)
2. Arsenal (England)
3. Liverpool (England)
4. Real Madrid (Spain)
5. Manchester City (England)
6. Fenerbahce (Turkey)
7. Wonderes Bolton (England)