Mesut Özil

Mesut ozil

Place of Birth: Gelsenkirchen, West Germany (now Germany)

Date of Birth: 15 October, 1988

Ethnicity: Turkish

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.

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Author: Aylin

24 thoughts on “Mesut Özil

  1. He’s a mongoloid type of Turk (who came from the East). He’s not a Mediterranean/Caucasian Turk. A

    His soccer mate, Benzema, who is Berber/Algerian, looks more quintessentially Turkish than he does.

  2. He himself claims to be of ethnic Turkish descent-not Kurdish.
    Some people make rumors he is Kurdish because he made the decision to play for Germany instead of Turkey. His family has been living in Germany for generations.

        1. trust me, his grandparents and father were born in turkey.
          I live in Germany and we do know the soccer national player really good.
          he stated himself in several TV interviews that his parents were born in zonguldak/turkey. his father, is known, immigrated to germany when he was 2 years old.
          turkish people started to immigrate to germany in 1970s.

          1. WRONG

            they immigrate in the mid 50s

            2015 we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the migration of the migrant workers

  3. living in germany i have met 1000s of turkish people

    because there are millions of turks in germany they and their ancestors came as guest workers

    and i can say for sure

    there are many dark haired, dark eyed and dark skinned turks and on the other hand i have also met a few blue eyed and blonde turks

    Özil is medium he is in between.

    Funnily i am sitting with a guy here who looks nearly the same and who is of german descent

  4. He’s not ethnically Kurdish…Some people think he’s Kurdish because he refused to play for the Turkish team, he preferred to play for the German team…So some think he’s a traitor so he can’t be Turkish..
    Actually, he is of Turkish descent.

    1. lols… seems that you’ve never been to south germany. I live in germany and have lived in south germany for about 2 years.

      he looks like what he is… turkish/kurd/anatolian/mongolian… what every.

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