Abel Xavier Bekas Pemain Liverpool Memeluk Islam

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Ras Al Khaimah – Bekas pertahanan Portugal yang juga pernah bermain di Liverpool, Abel Xavier, mengumumkan pengunduran dirinya dari arena bola sepak dan perubahan agamanya.

Selain mengumumkan berhenti dari sepak bola, pemain yang beridentiti dengan rambut dan janggut putih itu juga mengumumkan agama baru dan nama barunya dalam sebuah sidang akhbar di Ras Al Khaimah, Uni Emirat Arab.

“Saya mengumumkan pengunduran diri dari sepak bola. Ini adalah perpisahan yang emosional, saya harap dapat terlibat dalam sesuatu yang spesial seperti saya memasuki babak baru dalam hidup saya,” tutur Xavier yang kini berganti nama depan menjadi Faisal.

“Di dalam masa-masa sulit, saya menemukan kedamaian di dalam Islam. Secaraberperingkat saya mempelajari agama yang menggalakkan perdamaian, kesamaan, kebebasan dan harapan. Ini sangatlah penting,” seperti dilaporkan oleh Goal.com.

Setelah gantung utb, kini Xavier menyibukkan dirinya dengan kegiatan-kegiatan kemanusiaan bersama Perikatan Bangsa-Bangsa dan juga bekerja dalam industri film di Amerika Serikat.

Dalam karier bola sepaknya, Xavier pernah bermain di Benfica, PSV Eindhoven, Everton, Liverpool, AS Roma, Galatasaray, Middlesbrough dan Los Angeles Galaxy.
 
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Ex-Liverpool and Everton star Abel Xavier converts to Islam and quits football at 37

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Last updated at 8:38 PM on 23rd December 2009

He also played in two spells for Middlesbrough, the second in 2006 after serving a one-year ban for failing a drugs test.

He moved to Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy to play out the final games of his career alongside David Beckham.

Xavier said: 'It's an emotional goodbye and I hope to participate in something very satisfying in a new stage of my life.

'In moments of grief, I have found comfort in Islam. Slowly, I learned a religion that professes peace, equality, freedom and hope. These are foundations with which I identify.'
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Fomer Liverpool and Everton defender star Abel Xavier has quit football, converted to Islam and changed his name.

The Portugal star now wants to go by the name of Faisal Xavier and will embark on humanitarian projects after failing to find a club.

He last played for LA Galaxy in 2008 and he has now decided to give up on his career.
Xavier, 37, joined Liverpool from Everton in 2002 and scored twice in 21 appearances for the club.
 

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Ada photo terbaru dia x... :D
 
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si rambut puith ni...
aku klu tgk dia main dlu...mmg sejibik cam org tua...
pasal fesyen dia ni..
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si rambut puith ni...
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last main ngan beckham dia ni...
 
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