Not speaking about national sides, football teams seem to be a very blended business now.Strontium Dog wrote:Muslim footballers have been integral to the success of the German national side, which was my point.
Muslim Football Players Active In Premier League 2016. There seem to be quite a lot of them, though I don't know how the percentages compare.
Also, a snippet lifted from the Wikipedia I found of interest.
Again, I don't know how that compares to the German first Bundesliga.By 2000–01, the number of foreign players participating in the Premier League was 36 per cent of the total. In the 2004–05 season the figure had increased to 45 per cent. On 26 December 1999, Chelsea became the first Premier League side to field an entirely foreign starting line-up, and on 14 February 2005 Arsenal were the first to name a completely foreign 16-man squad for a match. By 2009, under 40% of the players in the Premier League were English.