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Nathan Ellington on Islam and Football

Former Premier League footballer, Nathan Ellington speaks on Islam, football and a new foundation he has helped set up

By the will of Allah, Sporty Muslimah brings you a blog post with former Premier League footballer, currently plying his trade with Championship side Ipswich Town, Nathan Ellington.

The blog focuses on Nathan’s thoughts on football, Islam and a new foundation that he has set up.

Nathan Ellington began his career in the non-league at 16 years of age, playing regularly for Tooting & Mitcham United.  Having moved to Bristol Rovers several years later, he was part of the team that became the first third division side to beat a Premier League side, winning an FA Cup game against Derby County, where he scored a hat trick in a 3-1 win and subsequently etched his name into the history books, also being a part of the Division 3 Team of the Season in 2001-2002.

Since then, Nathan has played for Wigan Athletic, West Brom, Watford (something with the W’s?) and now at Ipswich Town, with various loan signings in-between.

Apart from making huge strides in football, Nathan has also been on a personal journey since becoming a professional football player.  I very much appreciate the time taken to answer a few questions, and an insight into the affectionately known, ‘Duke’.

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