The professional soccer landscape is full of Muslim players, and many of them have been known to occasionally celebrate a goal by performing the sajdah prostration before Allah. But Senegalese-French striker Demba Ba, who plays for Senegal’s national team and Besiktas in Turkey’s Super Lig, has become so tied to his post-goal sajdah that it is his regular animation in the wildly popular FIFA EA Sports video-game franchise.
Since coming to Besiktas from Chelsea in England’s Premier League over the summer, Ba has been scorching the nets, scoring 15 goals in 17 appearances for his new club this season. Here are some of his highlights:
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