Mohamed Salah to Mido: Top 30 Arab footballers in Premier League history ranked

Take a look at the slideshow below to see where the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Trezeguet rank

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The English Premier League is very much a multicultural showcase these days.

Star names such as Liverpool and Egypt's Mohamed Salah, Tottenham and South Korea's Son Heung-min and Manchester City's Brazilian Gabriel Jesus come from different ends of the world as the number of nations represented in the league continues to grow.

A host of Arab players have been both past and present, some making only fleeting stops while others were more successful and stayed longer.

Salah tops many lists these days and it will come as no surprise to find him ranked here as the best Arab player in Premier League history.

His goals continue to flow for Liverpool, while his trophy cabinet grows more full with each season.

The rest of the top 30, however, is open to debate.

In this instance the ranking is based on the perceived success of the player during his time in the Premier League.

That takes into account his own situation rather than his club's performance during the period, his impact, longevity and reputation thereafter.


Top Arab players in the Premier League list

  • 30th, Nordin Amrabat
  • 29th, Ramadan Sobhi
  • 28th, Hameur Bouazza
  • 27th, Hatem Trabelsi
  • 26th, Adlene Guedioura
  • 25th, Marouane Chamakh
  • 24rd, Oussama Assaidi
  • 23th, Noureddine Naybet
  • 22nd, Hakim Ziyech
  • 21st, Wahbi Khazri
  • 20th, Ahmed Hegazi
  • 19th, Youssef Safri
  • 18th, Sofiane Boufal
  • 17th, Islam Slimani
  • 16th, Talal El Karkouri
  • 15th, Youssef Chippo
  • 14th, Rahdi Jaidi
  • 13th, Hassan Kachloul
  • 12th, Ali Benarbia
  • 11th, Amir Zaki
  • 10th, Trezeguet
  • 9th, Adel Taarabt
  • 8th, Mido
  • 7th, Romain Saiss
  • 6th, Ali Al Habsi
  • 5th, Mohamed Elneny
  • 4th, Mustapha Hadji
  • 3rd, Ahmed Elmohamady
  • 2nd, Riyad Mahrez
  • 1st, Mohamed Salah

A version of this article was first published on January 12