World’s most expensive player Paul Labile Pogba has ignited the internet with posts that revealed his religion as Islam.
The Manchester United midfielder in a post on Twitter on Sunday wished muslims a happy Ramadan. He wrote: Ramadan Kareem…Bon Ramadan.
In an Instagram, Pogba shows himself in Mecca performing the lesser Hajj, known as Umra and with the Kabbah as backdrop, the Frenchman says: ‘most beautiful thing I have seen in my life’.
He did not indicate when he performed the Umra. The post has however drawn over 1.5 million likes.
Pogba was born 15 March 1993 in a place in Paris called Lagny-sur-Marne.
As a professional footballer, he also plays for France as a central midfielder and is comfortable playing both in attack and defence.
Unknown to many of his fans, Pogba is not just a practising muslim, but a devout one.
He was said to have been introduced to the faith by his mother, Yeo Moriba, who he described as his inspiration.
Yoriba, according to a report by Quora raised Pogba and his twin brothers all alone by in an estate near Paris.
Drugs were rife near their home in Roissy-en-Brie, but she kept them clean.
Pogba is not the only famous footballer, who is a muslim.
Karim Benzema, Marouane Fellaini, Eden Hazard, Xherdan Shaqiri, Adnan Januzaj, Mesut Ozil are also muslims.