Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has taken on the name Yakubu as part of his conversion to Islam.
Though he will still be referred to as Partey when he plays for the Gunners and will continue to wear Thomas on his shirt.
The Ghana superstar became a Muslim in March this year because of his Moroccan partner Sara Bella.
However, it is understood that the move is not a formal name change.
The 28-year-old was raised in his home country as a Christian but grew up alongside Muslims.
Partey is currently working his way back to full fitness after a thigh injury in April ruled him out of the final weeks of the season as Arsenal missed out on a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.
The midfielder could have been called up to the Ghana squad earlier this month, but it was agreed by both club and country it was best to let him continue his rehabilitation programme.
There are reports that he will be back fit for when pre-season begins in July as the former Atletico Madrid star is working hard to return to full fitness.