There Are Not Enough South Asians in Football | Midnight Ramadan League & FIFA 21

Of 4,000 men's professional players in the Premier League and English Football League, just ten are of South Asian heritage. That is not enough.

The Midnight Ramadan League, co-founded by Obayed Hussain, kicks off after the evening meal of Iftar and late-night prayers, to enable players to break their fast before playing football.

With the help and sponsorship of @EA SPORTS FIFA , the league has gone from strength to strength in its aim to make football more inclusive for all. To raise awareness of the Midnight Ramadan League, EA SPORTS has sponsored the league and created a special-edition kit, now available in FIFA 21.

Watch EA's advert featuring the Midnight Ramadan League here: pCOAocOOn4Kq/


  1. MeisterAnker

    MeisterAnker17 dögum síðan

    how about we stop judging players on their race and start looking at what they offer on the pitch, better yet how about stopping with that Ramadan night nonsense. As a Muslim myself I don't want my religious beliefs to be part of some kind of marketing scheme that is related to a gambling game (ultimate team). The same goes for the Christmas pack and all this shit

  2. gaib aji

    gaib aji25 dögum síðan

    if u are not qualified ,then see u bye bye

  3. Mnm mash

    Mnm mashMánuði síðan

    bangladesh finna be on top soon

  4. Nazid Abdullah Saimum

    Nazid Abdullah SaimumMánuði síðan

    Came to see our compatriot Hamza Chowdhury from Bangladesh

  5. Balham

    BalhamMánuði síðan

    Is that Ramadan kit on fifa 2021? And ok more fifa games ?

  6. Life lines

    Life linesMánuði síðan

    Thank you for the support from b/r football...I really appreciate the afford

  7. Abstractiox

    AbstractioxMánuði síðan

    Are you a Muslim

  8. Santos Rodriguez

    Santos RodriguezMánuði síðan

    There are not enough latinos either.

  9. Drip goku

    Drip gokuMánuði síðan

    I'm a Muslim so Ramadan Mubarak my fellow brothers

  10. RCORE 9

    RCORE 9Mánuði síðan

    Faheem Wani In Sha Allah , soon I will play in Premier league

  11. RCORE 9

    RCORE 9Mánuði síðan

    Faheem Wani In Sha Allah , soon I will play in Premier league

  12. Sukh Ghai

    Sukh GhaiMánuði síðan

    This will be the solution to the game 100%. Football will be so much better for the fans and FIFA. Love to all colours and religions ❤️

  13. Roshaan Manzoor

    Roshaan ManzoorMánuði síðan

    I also wanna become a footballer but I live in pakistan 😔 but alhumdulliah my father can pay my expenses if I come and live in England I hope he does

  14. Tim Van Caelenberge

    Tim Van CaelenbergeMánuði síðan

    The moment you say people need to be represented by their "own kind", you make a big mistake. I don't care about your origin if you're a good player. If you're good enough, you will make it. We're not the 1950's anymore. Your talent and the content of your character are what counts, not your country of origin.

  15. Tim Van Caelenberge

    Tim Van CaelenbergeMánuði síðan

    Can we have more white Dutch people in the Zimbabwe football league too? Everyone needs to be represented everywhere apparently.

  16. Susnata Sircar

    Susnata SircarMánuði síðan

    Greetings from India

  17. TMshadow1

    TMshadow1Mánuði síðan

    Hey Morocco also have a Ramadan league I tough it was only us I love their kits tho is there any way to buy them ?

  18. Fearless fighter

    Fearless fighterMánuði síðan

    Ramazan mübarek

  19. Ömer Faruk Kaya

    Ömer Faruk KayaMánuði síðan

    İngilizce'de Ramadan Mubarak Türkçe'de Ramazan Mübarek

  20. zephyrus 98

    zephyrus 98Mánuði síðan

    Probably, they do not have quite tradition in Football as they have in other sports. Of there are any great players, they would play at high levels, as the white ones or the black ones. I do not think it is a problem of racism, sincerely. Even not this time.

  21. TagusMan

    TagusManMánuði síðan

    In order to be great at football, you must worship the one true god... Football.

  22. King Rodney

    King RodneyMánuði síðan

    Dear Asians you are not hard done too , if you are good enough you will get where you want to be , don’t listen to these idiots , keep training and working hard and hopefully you will succeed , gd luck with Ramadan too 🤝

  23. Raid ben achoure

    Raid ben achoureMánuði síðan

    this is goofy as hell...

  24. Rafi Ansari

    Rafi AnsariMánuði síðan

    Easah Sulaiman ❤️

  25. Faathir Muhammad

    Faathir MuhammadMánuði síðan

    Is the man in the title Hamza Choudhury?

  26. Muhammad Iqbal fikri

    Muhammad Iqbal fikriMánuði síðan

    Thank you from indonesia ngab

  27. shimul sarkar

    shimul sarkarMánuði síðan

    The reason there arent south asians in europe is cause we arent good enough...theres no point complaining about it

  28. Shree Desai

    Shree DesaiMánuði síðan

    I am a south asian(Indian). I am gonna be on the scene soon remember my name.

  29. Shree Desai

    Shree DesaiMánuði síðan

    @yahya aijaz yup

  30. yahya aijaz

    yahya aijazMánuði síðan

    @Shree Desai bro don’t take him seriously he is a hater

  31. Shree Desai

    Shree DesaiMánuði síðan

    @Yerra Anirudh yeah yeah people who gave up already think that hard workers are day dreamers. And it is not my dream it is my vision. So better don't be jealous of my vision.

  32. Yerra Anirudh

    Yerra AnirudhMánuði síðan

    Ahahahhahahahahahahha day-dreamer

  33. Superkh13

    Superkh13Mánuði síðan

    So this is for those who practice Islamic ramadan, not just South Asians, right? I can't imagine all south asians practice that. I'm all for more Asian representation, but isn't this more of an religious thing and not a demographic thing?

  34. Blockboy LP

    Blockboy LPMánuði síðan

    Maybe they’re just not good enough?

  35. Akramul Hridoy

    Akramul HridoyMánuði síðan

    Hamza is from my city, my country🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩

  36. Sagnik Roy Krrish

    Sagnik Roy KrrishMánuði síðan


  37. Abdullah Ahmed

    Abdullah AhmedMánuði síðan

    Just wait don't hurry up great things take time because a striker named Abdullah will be coming soon... (Inshallah)

  38. Mohamed Saleh

    Mohamed SalehMánuði síðan

    Great idea. Hopefully it get bigger and more successful. ❤❤❤

  39. Unwanted Trashbag

    Unwanted TrashbagMánuði síðan

    My team has a Malaysian player and he's one of our best, i hope he can go onto even a small academy one day

  40. ALI GAM3R

    ALI GAM3RMánuði síðan

    Ramadan mubarak ❤🌙🇮🇶

  41. NeonXbruv

    NeonXbruvMánuði síðan

    Thx bro

  42. May Longchar

    May LongcharMánuði síðan


  43. A . H

    A . HMánuði síðan


  44. NeonXbruv

    NeonXbruvMánuði síðan

    Thanks dude

  45. mohammad khan

    mohammad khanMánuði síðan

    Ramadan Mubarak from Pakistan

  46. Delboy0

    Delboy0Mánuði síðan

    I don't won't to be Debbie Downer but South Asians don't have a the natural explosive athleticisms to be good in high level athletic sports like soccer. There is a reason why India and Pakistan have won so few Olympic gold medals, despite having huge populations. And most of the South Asians who have reached a high level are usually mixed raced like Chris Coleman and Michael Chopra who where half white or Neil Taylor and Hamza Choudhury who are mixed Black. India do better in sports that don't attract the best athletes like field hockey, cricket and non-tennis racket sports. I also don' buy that excuse that the South Asian community are more academic and that is why there are so few South Asian players, because West Africans are the most academic group because in the UK West African kids average more GCSE's that any group and in the US West Africans are now the most educated group with the most degrees per person than any group in the USA, yet you still see plenty of West Africans British players in England like Saka, Hudson-Odoi, Joe Gomez, Reise Nelson and many others in the Americans sports. This is because they have the explosive athleticism to excel in highly athletic sports.

  47. Andhika

    AndhikaMánuði síðan

    Keep it halal brother

  48. Boodub Apis

    Boodub ApisMánuði síðan

    Nice jersey Ramadhan..can i buy?

  49. Danny Whizz-Bang

    Danny Whizz-BangMánuði síðan

    Any female players?

  50. Name is just a name right?

    Name is just a name right?Mánuði síðan

    رمضان مبارك tbh this is a bit late, but still

  51. yahya aijaz

    yahya aijazMánuði síðan

    I will make it soon Remember the name when you see it in 6 years Yahya Aijaz I am 12 year old and live in Pakistan 🇵🇰 there are no academy’s here but I will make it inshallah

  52. Random Rainbow👀

    Random Rainbow👀Mánuði síðan

    I'm 14 and live in Bangladesh

  53. Shree Desai

    Shree DesaiMánuði síðan

    @yahya aijaz 😁

  54. yahya aijaz

    yahya aijazMánuði síðan

    @Shree Desai thanks 🇵🇰🤝🇮🇳

  55. Shree Desai

    Shree DesaiMánuði síðan

    @yahya aijaz you are always welcome

  56. yahya aijaz

    yahya aijazMánuði síðan

    @Shree Desai bro maybe in future

  57. Adi Mosaraf

    Adi MosarafMánuði síðan

    Hamza Chowdhury is from Bangladesh 🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩


    DEEPUMANMánuði síðan


  59. shadow_fps

    shadow_fpsMánuði síðan

    I mean in south asia they give more importance towards cricket then football even though there are great players ho have no recognition.its sad to see football isnt represented in the south asian region

  60. Souven Tudu

    Souven TuduMánuði síðan

    @Lumbago This video was for South Asians

  61. Lumbago

    LumbagoMánuði síðan

    People need to stop asking for more asians because in the premier league we only have the best of the best and heung min son is one of them

  62. S for tech you tube channel

    S for tech you tube channelMánuði síðan

    No, in India people love both football and cricket

  63. Souven Tudu

    Souven TuduMánuði síðan

    @DavidTU Both our nations play badminton

  64. DavidTU

    DavidTUMánuði síðan

    @Souven Tudu Malaysia loves football a lot, but our players aren’t the best. Well we have some good rising talents. The best player was our goalkeeper, but hes 34.


    BOB JONNYMánuði síðan

    Ramadaan mubarak to all

  66. NeonXbruv

    NeonXbruvMánuði síðan

    But thx tho

  67. NeonXbruv

    NeonXbruvMánuði síðan

    Ramadan not ramadaan

  68. Kabyo Costa

    Kabyo CostaMánuði síðan

    Massive love and respect from Bangladesh my man 💚❤💚

  69. Rohan Vignesh

    Rohan VigneshMánuði síðan

    Ramadan Kareem to all! We need more representation! we have to much talent bro

  70. aa 12

    aa 12Mánuði síðan

    its already ramadan tho 🤣

  71. Amin Hussain

    Amin HussainMánuði síðan

    Im wanting to become a professional footballer myself

  72. Harry Lincoln

    Harry LincolnMánuði síðan

    How about we go by skill ffs why r u so bothered about skin colour just play the game

  73. DaGood Life

    DaGood LifeMánuði síðan

    Alhamdullilah good to see and hear about this.. plus yellow and black🇲🇾Malaysia team colors..can't go wrong .. even though we aren't that good😁 but one of the best in SE Asia

  74. David Shahmahmod

    David ShahmahmodMánuði síðan

    Love you all 🇦🇫🇦🇫🇦🇫🇦🇫🇦🇫🇦🇫🇦🇫❤️

  75. D J

    D JMánuði síðan

    If there is a special kit for muslims why is there no special kit for Christian's, Sikhs, Jews?

  76. Egyptian Doctor

    Egyptian DoctorMánuði síðan

    Those Ramadanian Leagues take place every year all over the globe btw. I remember growing up in my village go watch nice football matches. Happy Ramadan Everyone peace ✌🏼 ❤️

  77. false9futball

    false9futballMánuði síðan

  78. morondes

    morondesMánuði síðan

    muh representayshun!

  79. Suryansh Srivastava

    Suryansh SrivastavaMánuði síðan

    Football is a religion it doesn't need muslim Christian Budh or hindu just let it be football

  80. Pop Dragoș

    Pop DragoșMánuði síðan

    man fuck off with all this attention on them just because of another stupid religious celebration, media just trying to make the cut these days applying to all the bs

  81. Lumpy Bisquick

    Lumpy BisquickMánuði síðan

    EA sports is a joke

  82. Ebnomar Abdullh

    Ebnomar AbdullhMánuði síðan

    Would you explain please?

  83. Thomas, the freaking Glatzl

    Thomas, the freaking GlatzlMánuði síðan

    We need more footballers from Fiji and Tuvalu!

  84. Yash Chaudhari

    Yash ChaudhariMánuði síðan

    i' aging ... something needs to be done for us to play in EPL

  85. thebeatnumber

    thebeatnumberMánuði síðan

    Two things: First, since when did South Asian mean the same thing as Muslim? And secondly, if South Asians were any good at football, why haven't the likes of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan lit up the Asian football scene?

  86. b

    bMánuði síðan

    Wish I could get the kit in real life to support this!

  87. Redfifa #4

    Redfifa #4Mánuði síðan

    The kits are nice

  88. Zaeid Anis

    Zaeid AnisMánuði síðan

    Me too

  89. FM Stegen

    FM StegenMánuði síðan

    wow TOTS and Ramadan League at the same time Thanks EA

  90. Atikul Hussain

    Atikul HussainMánuði síðan

    Hamza Choudhury is the only Asian premier league player but I swear the scouts mustav thought he was black! (Well he is half).

  91. ItzSammy

    ItzSammyMánuði síðan

    it's not about being black or brown it's about talent if scouts don't see talent u wont get picked

  92. Mohd. Ayaan

    Mohd. AyaanMánuði síðan

    What about Son Heung Min???

  93. Mujtaba Nadeem

    Mujtaba NadeemMánuði síðan

    And a very good player too?!

  94. FM Stegen

    FM StegenMánuði síðan

    well i guess Turkish players have better future as they will play in better leagues

  95. Openskp Gaming

    Openskp GamingMánuði síðan

    Ramadan Mubarak 🌙

  96. Paul

    PaulMánuði síðan

    Love that Borussia Dortmund was partly the inspiration for the colours. Love from Germany

  97. Ayam goreng Spicy

    Ayam goreng SpicyMánuði síðan

    Yeah man. Black and yellow is the best colors imo.

  98. Pratik Gurung

    Pratik GurungMánuði síðan

    I'm south Asian and am playing in a u13 Portuguese league


    EURO BRANDSMánuði síðan


  100. MI6

    MI6Mánuði síðan

    The problem with not enough south asians in football is that most of the young indian, pakistani and bengali players aren't from south asia they're all located in england

  101. Was a lawyer .

    Was a lawyer .Mánuði síðan

    Ramadan mubarak for all ✨

  102. Life lines

    Life linesMánuði síðan

    Thanks dude ..

  103. NeonXbruv

    NeonXbruvMánuði síðan

    Thanks dude

  104. Name is just a name right?

    Name is just a name right?Mánuði síðan


  105. Max Liu

    Max LiuMánuði síðan

    There are no Asians period

  106. Akash Verma

    Akash VermaMánuði síðan

    this feels more like a muslim football league than a league for south-asians

  107. Daniel Lifshaz

    Daniel LifshazMánuði síðan

    stupid liberal propoganda

  108. Lumbago

    LumbagoMánuði síðan

    More than enough

  109. Aidy Gooner

    Aidy GoonerMánuði síðan

    It's not just strict parenting (which is decreasing because of new generation of parents) but negative stereotypes from uncultured scouts and coaches is what's stopping talented Asians from progressing in grassroots football.

  110. Aidy Gooner

    Aidy GoonerMánuði síðan

    Some of these amateur coaches only look for strong and quick players which shows their lack of understanding in football as these are just physical attributes of players, not technical attributes which can also improve with coaching and game time which helps improve decision making. When it comes to people of ethnic minority background it's mainly afro-caribbeans who make the grade because of stereotypes about their physique and fitness, and actually they're not even rated technically even if they do have technical ability. Like Jamie Vardy you just got to make your own road to success in football or outside of football and eventually you'll be spotted and appreciated.

  111. vikram samanta

    vikram samantaMánuði síðan

    Exactly..lack of sense in coaches..they don't know what they are looking for . It's not about which kid can dribble how many people's about his technique , approach to playing, will that work with the best players? How deep does he understand the game?

  112. Mujtaba Nadeem

    Mujtaba NadeemMánuði síðan

    Asian parents will never let their kids pursue sports. Mine stopped me from training in 9th and 10 th class(I started playing from 8th class) . Never really had best friends to play with. Parents did not send me to my first friends trip till 10 th ended. Anyways

  113. Antimatter 3

    Antimatter 3Mánuði síðan

    Hope ur having a great day wether ur Muslim or not :)

  114. Carl Fisher

    Carl FisherMánuði síðan

    Ramadan Mubarak may Allah bless you and your family

  115. Mohamed Ali

    Mohamed AliMánuði síðan

    Ramadan Mubarak from USA

  116. Mohamed Ali

    Mohamed AliMánuði síðan


  117. NeonXbruv

    NeonXbruvMánuði síðan

    Thx tho

  118. NeonXbruv

    NeonXbruvMánuði síðan

    Lucky u in usa

  119. InfinityFootball

    InfinityFootballMánuði síðan


  120. InfinityFootball

    InfinityFootballMánuði síðan

    @micky james One relative of mine was once talking about him with someone, I was rather fortunately in and around that place. Since I had heard that name when I saw Wales in the Euros, I curiously asked them was it the footballer Neil Taylor, they replied yes. I was over the moon since then and more so because I came to know he was of Indian Heritage! Then they also said that he is my uncle of some distant relation. I cannot express that feeling in words😍😍

  121. micky james

    micky jamesMánuði síðan

    @InfinityFootball lmao how tf did you find out then 😂

  122. InfinityFootball

    InfinityFootballMánuði síðan

    @micky james oh np, actually he had his best tournament in euro 2016, played every match for wales in their run to the semi finals. I just saw their matches but I didnt even know back then that he was my uncle😜

  123. micky james

    micky jamesMánuði síðan

    Yeah I was being serious, was decent for me on FIFA with Swansea and Villa lol

  124. micky james

    micky jamesMánuði síðan

    Quality Left Back tbh

  125. Brian Cops

    Brian CopsMánuði síðan

    Are they talented enough? Why are there so few Indonesian, Indian, Pakistani,... players? Why are they no football powerhouses? Why is Chian PR no football powerhouse? a lack of talent, probably not, a lack of infrastructure? A lack of knowlegde? Too much corruption? Or are they not as interested and invested in playing football? While I do agree that there are not enough South Asian players in Europe playing on a decent level, there must be a reason and it is probably not racism because their own national teams and domestic leagues aren't that good either. So maybe it is an idea to investigate why this is happening instead of advertising that FIFA(a terrible game) is adding/should add more cultural references to that region (which strangely enough, ends up being about Islam as if South Asia is only Islamist. why is there no Hindu or Sikh or Buddist reference for that matter?)

  126. saudi.

    saudi.Mánuði síðan

    @Akash Verma but most muslims there are from south asia, so it makes sense why they are linked. also, i dont think its exlusively for muslims. it's just named after ramadan cause it happens then and the timing are made keeping the fasting hours in mind

  127. Akash Verma

    Akash VermaMánuði síðan

    @saudi. then dont advertise it as "south-asian league" if you're gonna make it a muslim-religion only thing, cuz as a i said islam so NOT represents south asia

  128. saudi.

    saudi.Mánuði síðan

    @Akash Verma maybe it's named after ramadan because it happens in ramadan? during hours where there isn't fasting?

  129. Akash Verma

    Akash VermaMánuði síðan

    this just feels more like a muslim league than a league for south-asians honestly, they should have put the word "south asians" in the title cuz just feels like a religous league and islam definitely doesn't represent south asia

  130. Christiano Pulinaldo

    Christiano PulinaldoMánuði síðan

    Lack of talent is the only answer

  131. Ramin Faiz

    Ramin FaizMánuði síðan

    I will try hard and maybe on day you can make a video on me. The next big Pakistani Wonderkid.

  132. Ramin Faiz

    Ramin FaizMánuði síðan

    @HMontages 123 Thx InshAllah

  133. HMontages 123

    HMontages 123Mánuði síðan


  134. Ali Diab

    Ali DiabMánuði síðan

    Ramadan mubarak to my friends in Indonesia, Malaysia, and other South Asian countries and Muslims all over the world Greetings from Egypt 🇪🇬 ❤️

  135. Aydinfinity

    AydinfinityMánuði síðan

    Thx u too

  136. Name is just a name right?

    Name is just a name right?Mánuði síðan

    الله يبارك فيك

  137. Usif Sultan

    Usif SultanMánuði síðan

    Ayy i from egypt to i am from Alexandria

  138. Aa E1

    Aa E1Mánuði síðan

    Nicely done B/R Football

  139. Antonio Bank

    Antonio BankMánuði síðan

    Gr8 idea. Big up to you guys. Ramadan kareem.

  140. mazen loubani

    mazen loubaniMánuði síðan

    I am doing Ramadan❤ Ramadan Mubarak to al my friends familie❤

  141. Hot Plöppet

    Hot PlöppetMánuði síðan

    FUCKING loads on Fifa though.

  142. E-guy guy

    E-guy guyMánuði síðan

    There will be when I become pro inshallah

  143. Zaeid Anis

    Zaeid AnisMánuði síðan

    Ngl that kit looks class!

  144. Mindset

    MindsetMánuði síðan


  145. Jawad Malik

    Jawad MalikMánuði síðan

    Don’t worry, you’ll be seeing an upcoming Goalkeeper Named Jawad Malik pull up into the professional scene soon.

  146. Wahab Khan

    Wahab KhanMánuði síðan

    @Haziq Khairul zayn??

  147. Yassine

    YassineMánuði síðan

    Good luck to you guys, we're waiting!

  148. Haziq Khairul

    Haziq KhairulMánuði síðan

    Who's Jawad Malik? isn't javadd malik

  149. Mohd. Ayaan

    Mohd. AyaanMánuði síðan

    @micky james Thanks bro for the suggestions, I'll look forward to all the things you mentioned😀😀

  150. Saltley Stallions F.C

    Saltley Stallions F.CMánuði síðan

    @Rahik U kemon acho

  151. Itz TCBeam

    Itz TCBeamMánuði síðan

    That’s my disadvantage of being a footballer because who could I look up to who is asian

  152. NoGOD12 Gaming

    NoGOD12 GamingMánuði síðan

    Nakata, Heung Min Son ye that’s all I know

  153. Koh Chung Wei

    Koh Chung WeiMánuði síðan

    Great to see EA using their reach for a good cause!

  154. QenzFn

    QenzFnMánuði síðan


  155. Amos Ziss

    Amos ZissMánuði síðan

    I live in Jaffa I'm a Jewish kid and all my friends are Muslims

  156. PKING #Glazersout

    PKING #GlazersoutMánuði síðan

    Ramadan Mubarak to all my Muslim friends 🤗🤗

  157. Abstractiox

    AbstractioxMánuði síðan

    Thanks I’m a Muslim

  158. PHEONIX EX 3

    PHEONIX EX 3Mánuði síðan


  159. Anas Bunyan

    Anas BunyanMánuði síðan

    @WoW that's amazing yea you are just being so bad and disrespectful 🤦🤦🤦SO dumb

  160. NeonXbruv

    NeonXbruvMánuði síðan

    @WoW that's amazing he is being nice so stop disrespecting him 😠

  161. WoW that's amazing

    WoW that's amazingMánuði síðan

    Shut up

  162. Koh Chung Wei

    Koh Chung WeiMánuði síðan

    How cool does the name of that league sound?

  163. Villaarifviando

    VillaarifviandoMánuði síðan

    ❤️🙏 assalamualaikum

  164. Villaarifviando

    VillaarifviandoMánuði síðan

    @lingardinho Alhamdulillah 👍

  165. lingardinho

    lingardinhoMánuði síðan

    Walaykum Salam warahmatullahi wabarakatu dear