Mesut Özil

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 is married to Amine Gülşe, who was Miss Turkey 2014. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was a witness in their wedding ceremony.

Mesut has been described as having Kurdish ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate.

He is a Muslim.

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  1. andrew says:

    He has married Miss Turkey 2014. President Erdogan was his best man. In fact, the 92 times Germany-capped Mesut Ozil has broken all the ties to his country of birth after the dissappointing 2018 FIFA WC: in short he claimed “when we win I am German, when we lose I am Turkish”.

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