Place of Birth: Gelsenkirchen, West Germany (now Germany)
Date of Birth: 15 October, 1988
Mesut Özil is a German football player. He has been described as a “third-generation immigrant”. His family is from Devrek, Zonguldak, Turkey. He has said, “My technique and feeling for the ball is the Turkish side to my game. The discipline, attitude and always-give-your-all is the German part.”
Mesut has been described as having Kurdish ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate.
He is a Muslim.