By Muslim Mirror Staff
German footballer turned defender, Robert Bauer, has officially announced his conversion to Islam through a heartfelt message posted on his official Instagram account.
The 28-year-old athlete, currently playing for the Saudi Arabian club Al-Tai in the Saudi Professional League, shared the news with his followers, shedding light on the personal journey that led him to this significant decision.
In his Instagram post, Bauer uploaded a picture of himself in prayer and expressed his gratitude to those who have supported and encouraged him on this transformative path.
He attributed his conversion to Islam to his wife and her family, indicating that this spiritual journey has been a long and meaningful one.
“For all the people messaging me today. I came to Islam through my wife and her family. It’s been many years, and I’m thankful for you all to help me and encourage me on my journey,” he said.
Bauer, widely known for his football career, made his Bundesliga 2 debut on October 31st, 2014, during a match against Fortuna Dusseldorf, where he replaced Alfredo Morales. The match concluded with a 0-0 draw. Notably, Bauer’s memorable moment came on November 22nd, 2015, when he scored his first Bundesliga goal during a fixture against Darmstadt 98.
Throughout his career, Bauer’s professional journey has taken him to various clubs around the world. He moved to Werder Bremen in August 2016, and later, he was loaned to FC Nurnberg. Subsequently, he signed a long-term contract with the Russian club FC Arsenal Tula before relocating to Sint-Truiden, Belgium, in September 2021.