Mesut Özil

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

Date of Birth: 15 October, 1988

Ethnicity: Turkish

Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer. An attacking midfielder, he played for Schalke 04 II, Schalke 04, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Fenerbahçe, and İstanbul Başakşehir, and the German national team.

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 and Amine have two children.

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

He is a Muslim.

22 Responses

  1. Aiden says:

    Great Player. One of the best midfielders of the world

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