Former Dutch football legend, Clarence Seedorf, converts to Islam in Dubai



By Ismail Auwal

Clarence Seedorf, a former Dutch footballer, and AC Milan legend has announced his conversion to Islam, just days before the Muslims holy month of Ramadan begins.

The former Ajax Amsterdam star announced the news on his verified Instagram account.

Seedorf completed his conversion in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

He stated that he will keep the name given to him by his father in honor of his parents.

The Dutch player said he was happy to join the Muslim community.

He wrote that he is “very happy and happy to be able to join all Brothers and Sisters around the world,” giving special thanks to “Sophia [Makramati] who has taught [him] more about the meaning of Islam.”

Seedorf played for the biggest European clubs during his professional football career, including Ajax Amsterdam, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and AC Milan, until retiring from Brazilian venues in 2013.

The midfielder, who was born in the Republic of Suriname in 1976, rose to prominence as a result of his long association with AC Milan, which saw him become one of the club’s most prominent legends, with Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, and Frank Rijkaard.

Seedorf is the only player in football history to win the Champions League with three different clubs, including with Ajax Amsterdam in 1995, Real Madrid in 1998, and AC Milan in 2003 and 2007

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