Mats Hummels

Hummels in 2014, photo by Celso Pupo/

Birth Name: Mats Julian Hummels

Place of Birth: Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany (now Germany)

Date of Birth: 16 December, 1988

Ethnicity: German

Mats Hummels is a German professional footballer. He plays as a centre-back for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, and the Germany national team.

Mats was born in Bergisch Gladbach, the son of Ulla Holthoff, a sports journalist and professional water polo player, and Hermann Hummels, a footballer and manager. His brother is professional 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, with whom he has a son.

A picture of Mats’ mother can be seen here.

42 Responses

  1. Freerk says:

    No. She’s from Welver in Westphalia:

    The “riddle” is why he is so dark? That’s Central Europe, land of hodge-podge. Probably one or another Roman soldier in his ancestry, a Spanish seafarer or an Arabian merchant. Or something.

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