Place of Birth: Gelsenkirchen, West Germany (now Germany)
Date of Birth: 15 October, 1988
Mesut Özil is a German footballer. 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.