Franck Ribery is not someone you'd associate with Islam, but his religion is a well-known fact in the football world.
It turns out that he converted to Islam before becoming a household name. In 2002, the then-Boulogne player made this choice because of his wife Wahiba Belhami, a French national of Algerian descent.
“Religion is my personal thing," the ex-Bayern winger told Anadolu Agency back in 2013.
"I am a believer and since I converted to Islam, I think, I became stronger, I became mentally and physically stronger. Religion did not change my personality or my perception of the world."
Since converting to Islam, Ribery has had a wonderful career, and he is still playing at the age of 38, spending the last two seasons at Fiorentina.