Mats Hummels

by slowdive on December 10, 2015

Birth Name: Mats Julian Hummels

Place of Birth: Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Date of Birth: December 16, 1988

Ethnicity: German

Mats Hummels is a German soccer player. He usually plays central defender. Mats is the son of Hermann Hummels, a footballer and football coach, and Ulla Holthoff, a sports journalist and water polo player. His brother is footballer Jonas Hummels. Mats’ parents are both German, his father from Hamm, Nordrhein-Westfalen, and his mother from Welver, also in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Mats is married to Cathy Fischer.

A picture of Mats’ mother can be seen here.

photo by Celso Pupo/

{ 61 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant May 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm

MOTHER of him: Aussiedler/Spätaussiedler’ from Romania

riddle solved

andrew May 5, 2018 at 6:23 pm


rafe December 14, 2017 at 4:34 pm

I would lick his face.

neiltennant December 30, 2017 at 4:17 pm

me too :-=

Ardor May 21, 2017 at 11:03 pm

Why are you people so surprised about a German having dark hair and eyes?

You all swallow Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Cheryl Cole, Colin Farrel, Russel Brand and many other ‘dark whites’ as Anglo-Celtic, but this guy is now the most dubious one?

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:16 am

im from germany and i am living here since my birth

believe me

native germans can of course have brown hair and brown eyes but there is something special and very exotic about MATTS HUMMELS

we have a lot of turkish people here living and he could easily pass for turkish or even moroccan

And don’t be ridiculous

every time i m here on this site i see the same examples

I see the same examples like COLLIN FARRELL etc. but they are not typical british or irish and their ethnicity is highly doubted

alberto.r7 September 18, 2017 at 7:24 am

He could be an exotic german or a turkish adopted by germans. I dont know. Obviously not all the germans are blond blue eyed.

neiltennant October 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm

YOU idiot of course not all germans are blonde and blue eyed

but there are miles between blond and black hair

rafe December 14, 2017 at 4:27 pm

So you’re saying an ethnic German can’t have truly Black hair?

neiltennant December 30, 2017 at 4:20 pm

nearly every german with black hair has foreign ancestors

for example silesian, italian, spanish, turkish roots etc.

i have a friend who is german and has black hair. After asking him several times he said that one of his ancestors (1821-1887) was indeed from the ottoman-empire and now this region is turkey

Hill April 24, 2017 at 1:49 am

His dad has blue eyes and their mom has blonde hair and green eyes. I’m guessing they are adopted.

andrew April 24, 2017 at 11:54 am
Hill June 8, 2017 at 10:29 am
neiltennant November 5, 2017 at 7:01 am

you are right

his mother has virtually black hair and virtually black eyes

So it does make sense

Maybe she is of half spanish descent etc.

if you understand what i mean

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:17 am

im from germany and believe me if you ask 100 people 99 will say he is not native german

i think he was adopted or his mother cheated with a turkish man

neiltennant April 19, 2017 at 9:37 am


only if some does not say things about roots does not mean he or she has not FOREIGN BLOOD

for example

KOSTJA ULLMANN(indian mother)
since 2008 i was looking on wikipedia but did not find anything and i discussed with friends that he does look FOREIGN
they laughed at me

now i see on WIKI = indian mother

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 9:05 am

BOTH OF HIS PARENTS ARE lighter than him
maybe he was adopted or his mother had an affair with ITALIAN or turkish

andrew June 23, 2016 at 9:10 am

his brother looks like him, even more exotic. The adoption is not an option.

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 1:50 pm

ok interesting

but i haven’t seen so many pure germans with that appearance

neiltennant April 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

Hey bro

im from germany and if you ask 100 germans 100 will say he is not german or does not look german

and in the past i was so right with other GERMAN CELEBS

KOSTJA ULLMANN does not look german and i was sure he has some foreign blood and i searched on WIKIPEDIA for years but did not find anything


andrew April 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Does football legend Gerd Muller look German to you?

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:19 am

GERD MULLER as a young man with his very dark hair looked indeed not very german

he could easily have been turkish

but as older he get the more german he looked

neiltennant December 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm

gern muller is german of course but we cannot know of his ancestors

i know a guy who has turkish roots from an ancestor of the 19th century. He is the only black haired in his family the others are light brown or blonde haired and he showed me a picture of his ancestor from the 19th century who looks like him exactly and he was of turkish descent

andrew December 30, 2017 at 6:07 pm

Dark-haired Germans do exist, and you are aware of it, even though they’re evidently outnumbered by the light haired ones. You can’t know all German people, which are the largest ethnic group of Western Europe. Google “Hansi Muller” and gimme your opinion.

neiltennant December 31, 2017 at 4:51 am

hey there andrew!

HANSI MÜLLER has the typical SCHWÄBISCHE LOOK, some people in southern german in BADEN WÜRTEMBERG and BAVARIA have that look

i lived in HEIDELBERG for 8 years and there are indeed virtually black haired and dark brown eyed germans

but mind that they had admixed with people austria, switzerland and italy

crunty April 19, 2017 at 1:01 pm

Hummels is German, although all nationalities are a blend of races. I could be wrong, but you sound like you are from the USA who is not doing that nation any good with your rather one dimensional way at looking at nationalities
of the world.

I could go on about I1 haplotype groups, but I will keep it simple. Parts of scandinavia have about 45% of this type, so more blondes and Germanic stereotypes are seen there. Germany has about 15% on average of this type as does The Netherlands, England and southern Scotland, etc. Even parts of Eastern Ireland has around 10%, thanks to Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans, etc.

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:21 am

don’t be ridiculous

i was in SWEDEN and there are people with hazel eyes or dark brown eyes and all of them have foreign blood

i know a swede who claims to be swedish and being reported swedish ancestors since 1750 and he has brown eyes and i found out that both of his parents are jewish

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 9:00 am

i am living in germany my whole life and i have seen so many germans

but !!

FIRST i saw him on tv and saw his GERMAN + NORDIC name

MATS = typical nordic name
HUMMELS= german name

i thought that he might be adopted

he has black hair and brown eyes…. of course there are germans with those features

but i thought he is TURKISH

messut özil is 100 percent turkish but has paler skin and brown hair

Ardor May 21, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Huh? Ozil is olive skinned and his features are very alien (if you pardon the pun). Ozil looks central Asian with his eyes.

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:23 am

OZIL has dark blonde hair

and he has not olive skin tone !

don’t be ridiculous

OZIL has an alpine look like enzo ferrari

anen87 June 22, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Americans are neo-nazis

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:24 am

you fucking idiot

Kimmel March 24, 2016 at 5:09 pm

Every time i see him I think ‘Turkish’. His surname doesn’t sounds typically German, either.

bablah March 25, 2016 at 8:46 am

How is it not German?

crunty March 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Visit Germany and see reality, then you won’t wallow in your delusions.

ArnyDiaz May 21, 2016 at 11:52 am

Are you stupid? Hummels is a very common German surname, and he doesn’t look Turkish at all, just because he has black hair..

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 8:57 am

actually his name is very GERMAN

hummel = german word for HORNET or bee

MATS is a typical nordic name common in north germany

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:25 am

but he indeed looks turkish

we have 5 million turks here in germany and i know how they look

even for a turk he is way too dark

phaedra January 12, 2016 at 1:33 am

He’s hot. I didn’t expect a German to look like that.

neiltennant November 10, 2017 at 1:28 pm

too late sister

i will take him now

allennox December 15, 2015 at 7:45 pm

How about chicharito Hernandez

sarahle December 15, 2015 at 9:38 am

he looks typical german just with dark eyes and dark hair. here are plenty of look-a-likes of him. he just got dark eyes and dark hair, so what? do you think germans are all blonde and blue-eyed? step out of your box…

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 9:02 am

there are many germans living in the south of germany who look like him

but they are mixed with austrian, swiss or italians …

he is way darker than average germans

Ajaxfan December 13, 2015 at 1:16 am

Can this website post more footballers?

andrew December 13, 2015 at 6:25 am

I posted lot of footballers:

Terry etc



andrew December 13, 2015 at 6:28 am

also Benzema, Zidane, Del Bosque, Inler, Fellaini, Khedira. You can also find the Boatengs, Balotelli, Fabregas, Casillas, Torres, Sneijder etc

Ajaxfan December 15, 2015 at 8:20 am

How about Griezmann, Depay, Cheryshev, Hulk, Blind, Aubameyang, Bale, Riedewald, Laporte, Asensio, Ter stegen, Varane and Ramsey? just a few names.

andrew December 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

Bale is on Ethnicelebs. Other footballer/coaches added by me or other users: Low, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Weah, Robinho, Maicon, Figo, Thuram, Henry, Cruijff, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Makelele, Vieira

Ajaxfan December 15, 2015 at 8:25 am

Most of this players are already retired.

cwm85 December 12, 2015 at 12:29 pm

He looks german. His jaw isn’t as square as typical german men but he has the hair, eyes that are typical german looks

Aylin December 14, 2015 at 5:04 am

Have you ever been to Germany? He doesn’t look “typical German”

athelya December 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm

what about albert einstein

andrew December 14, 2015 at 3:48 pm
neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 9:03 am

EINSTEIN was jewish and i guess you haven’t seen his color pics

he had brown hair and green eyes

cwm85 December 17, 2015 at 12:56 pm

He does. His face is just not as large, square as typical german men. He looks like the German golfer martin Kaymer with a smaller face…

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:26 am

since when germans do have black hair and coffee brown eyes?

not all germans are aryan looking people but your theory is false

Aylin December 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

I bet he isn’t 100% German.

andrew December 11, 2015 at 5:07 am

let me know…if someone doesn’t look stereotypical German it doesn’t mean he has non-German ancestry

slowdive December 11, 2015 at 5:23 am

both his parents are lighter than him, interestingly enough.

athelya December 11, 2015 at 1:50 pm

you clearly don’t know how genetics work then.. he may look like his grandparents, ever thought about that?

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 9:03 am

maybe adopted

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