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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24 Responses

  1. Capricious says:

    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. Gurrl says:

    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.

  3. neiltennant says:

    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. margot says:

    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.

  5. Marseille says:

    So ugly.

    Anyways could pass as an ethnic German from South Germany.

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