Mesut Özil - Updated Jun 2024

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Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil German is a  professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe. Mesut Özil is famous for his Technical skills, Creativity, agility, and Finesse. Likewise, the German footballer has an incredible playing career and has garnered a huge fan following on his social media platforms.

Early Life

Mesut Özil was born in the year 1988 and celebrates his birthday on the 15th of October every year. The German footballer is 35 years old at the moment.

Mesut was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Likewise, the professional footballer belongs to German nationality and was born under the star sign Libra.

Moving on to Mesut’s family members, he was born to Gulizar Ozil and Mustafa Ozil. Talking about Mesut’s siblings, he has a brother named Mutlu Ozil and two sisters named Dugyu Ozil and Nese Ozil.

Likewise, the professional football player states his ancestors are ethnic Turks from Devrek. However, various sources claim Özil’s ancestors are ethnic Kurds.


Talking about his education, he attended a preschool populated with students of Turkish immigrants.

Moreover, the footballer later attended school at Gesamtschule Berger Feld in Gelsenkirchen. It is unclear if Mesut Özil has gone to attend college after high school graduation.

Mesut Özil – Net Worth 2024

Moreover, he has earned a hefty deal of wealth throughout his career. As of now, Mesut Özil enjoys a net worth of $120 million at the moment.

Relationship Status

He is married to Amine Gulse. Likewise, Amine happens to be Miss Turkey 2014. The duo first started to enjoy each other’s company in the year 2017, which quickly changed to dating.

After dating for about 2 years, the duo announced that they were getting engaged to each other in the year 2019. They got engaged in January 2019 and later got married in June of the same year.

Recently their baby girl Eda was born in 2020. The couple resides together happily. Amine posts pictures of her husband and baby on her social media pages timely. Other than Mesut, there are no records of her dating anyone in the past.

Mesut Özil

Caption: Mesul with his wife and daughter(Source: Instagram) he has not involved himself in any scandals or controversies.

However, Mesut has been a victim of racism in the past and has been expressive about it. Aside from that, he has not involved himself in any scandals or controversies.

Body Measurements

Mesut Özil is a handsome man. As for his height, Mesut stands tall at 6 feet and weighs 76 kg. Likewise, the German footballer has light brown eyes with dark brown hair.

Career and Professional Life

The German footballer began his youth career playing for various clubs in Gelsenkirchen & then played for five years for Rot Weiss Essen. In the year 2005, he moved to the youth system of Schalke 04.

Likewise, On 31 January 2008, The footballer moved to Werder Bremen for a reported fee of €5 million, until 30 June 2011. Later, On 26 April 2008, the German footballer scored a goal against Karlsruher SC.

This was the German footballer’s very first Bundesliga goal. Similarly, Mesut helped lead the North German club to the 2009 DFB-Pokal.

Furthermore, In the 2009-10 season, he became the key playmaker of Werder Bremen. Similarly, he was named the best player of the first leg of the 2009 Bundesliga season.

Likewise, On 1 May 2010, the German footballer played his 100th Bundesliga game against his former club Schalke 04.

Mesut Özil went on & led Werder Bremen to become third in the league & again to the DFB-Pokal final. However this time it was lost against Bayern Munich by 0-4.


Caption: Mesut during a practice session(source: Instagram)

Due to his performances in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Özil ensured his place among Europe’s top young talents. Moreover, he was sought by teams like Barcelona, Arsenal & Real Madrid.

Furthermore,  On 17 August 2010, the football team announced that they had reached an agreement with Real Madrid for Özil’s transfer. The transfer fee is believed to have been around €15 million.

Similarly, he made his debut on 22 August in a friendly match against Hércules.

The talented footballer claimed the Man of the Match award in Germany’s 4-2 quarter-final win over Greece. Moreover, Ozil’s performance at Euro 2012 earned him 2 Carlsberg Man of the Match Awards.


When it comes to awards, Mesut has not received any of them. However, the German footballer has won a lot of international tournaments and trophies.


Caption: Mesut after winning a tournament(Source: Instagram)

Mesut Özil – Social Media

Mesut Özil is active on social media and has garnered a huge fan following worldwide. Moreover, the German footballer has over 26 million followers on his verified Twitter and over 23 million followers on Instagram.