The Swiss professional footballer, Philippe Senderos who plays as a defender for the British Premier League club Fulham has embraced Islam and converted to the Shia Muslim religion.
He declared his faith in Islam in the English city of Manchester, in an Islamic center dedicated to propagating the Islamic religion and the teachings of the Ahlul-Bayt (peace be upon them).
Philippe Senderos formerly played for English football giants, Arsenal, and now plays for his country's national team, Switzerland.
Philippe, a theology graduate, showed much interest in world religions and spent most of his time outside football reading up on religious
matters before he embraced Islam.
“I am very interested in world religions and read a lot of books about that subject”, Senderos once said in an interview with Arsenal Magazine.
“If I wasn’t playing football, I would probably have become a priest”, he added.
Senderos has finally sought knowledge to his benefit and found guidance in the religion of Islam.