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Mesut Ozil Biography: Religion, Girlfriend, and Parents


During the greatest show on earth, otherwise known as the 2010 FIFA World Cup, we all come to know the name of "Mesut Ozil", a German midfielder. Now, after a year of amazing performances at Santiago Bernabeu and other corners of Europe, we all know how amazingly talented this left-footed 22-year-old boy has become.

But how many of us really know what Mesut Ozil is like in his personal life? I can't help but wonder when I hear people claiming to be fans, but don't acknowledge the fact that he is Muslim. So if you'd like to get to know a bit more about this talented football player, read on!

Mesut Ozil Biography

Mesut Ozil is a third-generation Turkish-German. Ozil's grandfather worked at a metals mine after immigrating to Germany 40 years ago. His father is self-employed, and his mother is a housewife.

Mesut Ozil was born on October 15, 1988 in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany. He started his career with "Shalke 04" at a age of 17, before moving to "Werder Bremen". After exhibiting the most impressive performance in World Cup 2010, Spanish giant Real Madrid bought him, coughing up 15 million Euros for his services.

Mesut Ozil: Muslim Extremist?

Mesut Ozil is a Muslim. Specifically, he is a devout Muslim, who recites Holy Qur'an before every single matches he has to play. Talking to the Berlin-based daily "Der Tagesspiegel", Mesut said, "I always recite from Quran before I go out (on the pitch). This really helps me to keep me focused. I pray and my team-mates know that they cannot talk to me during this brief period." Moreover he recites verses from the quran during the German national anthem as well. We can even see him doing munajat (praying) on the pitch during the match.

Unfortunately, I have recently found people accusing him of being an Islamic extremist in various online forums and blogs. This is because of his ex-girlfriend, Anna Maria Lewe. His enemies are spreading the rumor that Mesut forced Anna to convert to Islam. But none of that is true.

Mesut Ozil: Girlfriends

Anna Maria is a German model who was previously married to a Finnish soccer player, Pekka Lagerblom. After breaking up with Ozil, she is now dating a German rapper named Bushido. So, you can see she is always looking for opportunities. So, it is quite clear to me that she willingly converted to Islam. Her intention was to make Ozil fall in love with her. But somehow her tricks didn't work out. So it's pretty obvious that Ozil had nothing to do with Anna's "momentary obsession" with Islam. So accusations that Mesut is an extremist are nothing but lame fictions.

Mesut is now dating with Aida Yespica, a stunning beauty pageant queen who became Miss Venezuela in 2002. I hope this time things work out. One interesting point to consider is Mesut's taste in women. Mysteriously, he tends to choose women who are older than him. Anna and Aida are 30 and 28 years old respectively now while Mesut is only 22 and has a long and potential lucrative career ahead of him.

Mesut Ozil is praying in the match time.

Mesut Ozil is praying in the match time.

Mesut Ozil with his ex-girlfriend Anna Maria.

Mesut Ozil with his ex-girlfriend Anna Maria.

Ozil is caught while dating with his new girlfriend Aida Yespica.

Ozil is caught while dating with his new girlfriend Aida Yespica.


Mesut Özil fan on June 28, 2018:

My favourite footballer of all time!!!!❤❤⚽️⚽️

Alieu baldeh from Gambia on August 26, 2017:

ozil is the best footballer that i love in the world.may god bless u may u sucess here and here after. i love u 100% ozil

humayun kabir on May 25, 2017:

I do not know he is a muslim person.

bob on May 24, 2017:

were did he go to school

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Md Shariful ( BangladAllah help you, Play carefully & go the greatest man in the world esh) on May 17, 2017:

Go ahead!!! Allah help You. Be careful your body & Mind.

abdulhamid on May 11, 2017:

Thx for being a

good muslim

dinfa Nigeria on April 21, 2017:

pull fantastic is ozil. wish he help restore peace in all Islamic world, where there no peace.

Mohammad Uzzol on March 03, 2017:

I Like U Ozil Brather

dillip on January 03, 2017:

God bless u dude.always play cool

kabiru yakubu gusau on December 27, 2016:

I like u ozil

Muslim on December 23, 2016:

Awesome Ozil you are Muslim yay

Ada from Nigeria on December 19, 2016:

Ozil u re d best player I have ever seen in arsenal. I love u

shabhazbaig on December 10, 2016:

Ozil best of luck for your future.

Alhaj muhammad on November 16, 2016:

the best talented play that I ever like....mesut Ozil wish u all the success in ur life

Emir on November 14, 2016:

Ozil u are best player ever that i like most

Suallah Halid Naik on October 03, 2016:

am very proud of u Ozill,May Allah grant u ur wishes. Ammen

I am usman yunusa on September 28, 2016:

Am nigeria and i am arsenal fans i love the way ozil played

Ali on September 28, 2016:

Mesut Özil is my favourite Soccer player on the planet I am Ali Mohamed

ustad firdous shah on September 14, 2016:

I am Firdous and I am a big fan of your. I love the way what you doing for muslim.

HAMMED on September 11, 2016:


ozil on September 05, 2016:

the silent genius

RealTruth on August 31, 2016:

mesut ozil claims that he is a muslim but he has a girlfriend which is haram. He also wears earrings sometimes not most of the time and has tattoos. Just search on google images "mesut ozil tattoos" and it will show you pics of his tattoos

de rush quan on August 26, 2016:

i am very glad that Ozil is a Muslim

Hassandeeq Gedi on August 11, 2016:

am a muslim gentleman from somalia but live in Kenya currently

Masut is a fantastic footballer I Support him for the Sake of Allah

Kazi Md: Zisan Nibir on July 31, 2016:

I am the Exceptional Fan of Mesut Özil....I am mad for his personal skills ...the every skills in YouTube of özil i download... And I am also play in mid fielder attacker ..I just not fan of him ..he is my life...özil is my exception... I like him very much ..his style of playing.. e.t.c ,,I live in Bangladesh... And I am also i want to be a player like him... At last I always try to follow his all styles. That's all..and my home town is Natore,Dhaka,Bangladesh

salam ullah khan on July 20, 2016:

Mesut I am so glad to hear that you are Muslim i am a big fan of mesut ozil(YOU) so happy my bro please do not leave Islam because it is perfect religion and inshallah you will see the reward of being Muslim in Jenna ( jannat). LOVE YOU

rouguiba24 on July 19, 2016:

OZIL YOU ARE amazing. It a pleasure to see you and your teammates move around the field. You are cute . You are generous. You are talented and plus you have faith in God. May God Almighty guide you.

Please do not worry about whatever they say about your religion

Lucky Matamboye on June 26, 2016:

It is admirable that Ozil has never allowed fame to mislead his from his religion and I believe this is why he remains relevant and still on top of his game...praise be to Allah

Awal Mohammed from Ghana but lives in Brazil on June 22, 2016:

Apart from me being a arsenal fan admired this gentleman since I new he was a Muslim n I pra to Almighty Allah to strengthen him in his Ibada and I want to get in touch to talk to him so can u pls help me do that. Insha Allah tank u do much for the opportunity

Abdul gaffur baraka mohamed on June 20, 2016:

ozil may Almighty guide you in your career en never denounce islam

stay as a muslim never leave the Islam inshallah U will end up injanaat and i hope you good result anywere you are on June 12, 2016:

Stay as a muslim never leave Islam

Every girl that you have try to convert islmam

Asif Iqbal on May 25, 2016:

Keep up the good work (y)

DB on May 23, 2016:

Now he talk quite negatively about his team mate, not so nice..

armaan ali on May 18, 2016:

stay as a muslim.never leave islam.inshallah yo will end up in janaat.

Abdirashid Ali on March 22, 2016:

Allah(s.w)is with you my lovely brother ozil,stick to your religion.

Abdul Quddus on March 15, 2016:

Well, people can say whatever they want,Ozil is still a living legend. He's a Muslim and I love him for that

khan prince on February 20, 2016:

MY fav football player

Kasoola Ivan on February 12, 2016:

There Is Only One Mesut Ozil! I Love U Ozil

Your Name on February 06, 2016:

he is my best player

Kaled on January 24, 2016:

Ozil is really good player who is always focused to his religion, games, and practice my favorite player is o


Nicholas T. Watson on January 12, 2016:

Metzut has qualities to be ballom d'or winner. Ozil is my best football player on planet earth. His game is calm and fantastic.

Ibrahim on December 23, 2015:

Great guy are really like how you play one day I will be your model.....⚽️⚽️

Fatimah Tayeba on December 22, 2015:

Ozil is very good and a kind hearted man, a good player even though i support man city. He is an amazing man

He is my hero and i an only 11

qazeem olabisi Ajasa on November 13, 2015:

I personaly like him been a muslim ,Arsenal player and creative person.

ghttat on November 12, 2015:

he's not a muslim if he has girlfriends

Laher on October 08, 2015:

I like Ozil coz he is an exxcellent player and he is a Muslim.

naocha on October 06, 2015:

Ojil is so cute

Abdul on October 06, 2015:

why are you all saying you love him because hes muslim.

aaliyah on October 06, 2015:

I love. Ozil coz he is excellent and he is a. Muslim

Mahmuda Akter Trisha on September 20, 2015:

I Love Ozil Coz He Is Muslim.And I Love Muslim players

Umar on September 11, 2015:

Iove ozil due to his muslim carear

Hadi Hafeez on August 26, 2015:

I like you because you are muslim, and you are really great,then i want to be a player like you

sameer on August 12, 2015:

you are the great dear we trust you !

Kuany deng ngor on July 27, 2015:

Ozil u great player we love all am from s.sudan

Usmanistic on July 26, 2015:

He should marry a muslim girl,or if he wants to marry a christain,he should make her to convert to islam

immanuel xoute on June 20, 2015:

Ozil u r da best play maker I have ever seen

Ayaan Mahamud Abdikarim on June 12, 2015:

Mesut ozil your are the best player I see for my life go head and dont look back l love you

Alice on May 03, 2015:

Wel, I thnk, if he is a Muslim...He shld be very cautious...In choosing...and if he is a Muslim...He should not do like this...He should marry a Muslim girl!

Abdulmageed Alshahrany on February 11, 2015:

ozil is the best

sana on January 25, 2015: my best player in football . I don't know you read it.But I tell you

"I love you so much".

aminur on August 21, 2014:

I don't like German football. But I like ozil. Because he is the only cool player of Germany

lindy on August 19, 2014:

Ozil should marry me because i'm ready to convert to Islam. There was a time that doctor's took me on bed rest cause i was and i'm still obsessed with Ozil :)

GUI on August 16, 2014:

Did ozil get a tattoo after he became Muslim on August 05, 2014:

ozil that is ok ozil you besty boy of mans muslim play game futbooll the world

ALIS SYAF on August 01, 2014:


Md Jalaluddin. on July 30, 2014:

My favourite player in the world.


Israt Jahan Bangladesh, Asia on July 28, 2014:

I think today i the Eid day in Germany. So Mesut, best wishes for this festival. EID MUBARAK.

And Ahmed I think you should not interfere to any other's comment. Because here everybody is free to post their comment .

ahmed on July 23, 2014:

The guy won't read any of ur comments so why give him advice l just wish him a best n Allah guide him to the right path amiin

Israt Jahan from Bangladesh, Asia on July 18, 2014:

Mesut, Thank you for your donation to the brazilian sick children. Proud of you bro..........

lina on July 16, 2014:

Marry Mandy Grace n bring her to islam....

djihan on July 15, 2014:

Congratulation özil for the WORLD cup you are a very good player .I see you when you play with my country in thid world cup .and to be justes we play better than you but you were very lucky to wiin us .I am realy proed of you to be a musliim you are very lucky to be a muslin .but actuly I respect you more when I see that you stand up whith ghaza because you do not have to bs muslin to stand up with phalestine you just need to be humen .I wich than w ll find your true love a muslim girl why not algerian girl .. Allh is always with us with all my loooove .love you..

Sarah on July 15, 2014:

It's nice to see famous Muslims in the European countries .

The best thing is that Ozil knows how to read Arabic !!

That's amazing !

And regarding his women ,it's better for him to have a Muslim woman.

There are lots of decent women in Turkey .

Iam Ozil fan on July 15, 2014:

If i were Ozil i would not like anyone to suggest whom i choose in life. Leave him 'alone'!! Come on ain't you got a life of your own to make wise decision? And all the good wishes to ozil just be you

Israt Jahan form Banglaesh, Asia. on July 14, 2014:

Mesut, don't give up your eman to the evil. Keep faith on Allah. I Believe that, German won the world cup only by the grace of Allah. And don't think about your girlfriend, but think about your wife. At first make your carrier. Remember one thing Allah has created your lifepartner. He will sent her to you on the right time. Best wishes for you. LOVE YOU.

Mitha on July 14, 2014:

If his gf non

sofiur rah on July 14, 2014:

Ojil me an Indian Muslim going to say u to marry a Muslim nd for better ur next generation. Nvr go to wrong. Me highly satisfied for great victory

ABDIQAFAR JELLE {KENYA} on July 14, 2014:


Bash on July 14, 2014:

Ozil you are the most awesomest player I have ever seen. So I would say get a Muslim wife. Because with the help of Allah victory will be at your doorstep. Love you Ozil. PS I am a muslim

mohd mashoor on July 14, 2014:

Hi, ozil, you deserve that u can choice by ur self, muslim or non Muslim. But I think that u always making decisions From your brain. Do you feel your heartbeet so Fast that some time your stop talking with any one in a bad mood.

Iam sure yes,,, ozil your heart trying to talk to u, but you never listen, plz Try to listen. then you'll be in right way for any decision and Choices, Even relegiously

Farhut Nahian on July 13, 2014:

Ozil ....please marry a Muslim girl for the betterment of ur life and afterlife.

kween Memun on July 13, 2014:

When I got to know you are a muslim and an Alhaji I was so happy for you...but Pls remove your tattoo,may Allah blessings be upon you

Elyad on July 13, 2014:

Pls remove ur tattoo

someone on July 12, 2014:

Its up to him to choosing anyone his love ,,,,,, our job is praying for Mesut be a good soccer player. Happy happy day

ikrama manzoor on July 12, 2014:

Assalamu Alaikum be a Muslim not a kaafir

Abdul Salam on July 11, 2014:

Allah bless don't worry.

madume on July 09, 2014:

I like evry bit of ozil wish you good luck from NIGERIA.

Billy on July 08, 2014:

Ozil keep it all halal don't commit any sins or anything haram!!!


Amina on July 08, 2014:

Ozil I luv u ur good at ur profession and I admire u very much. Even though I would like to marry u I would say that stop looking for girlfriends and follow the faith as Allah will give u someone u have never dreamed of (Muslim woman)who is better then any westerner inshallah ameen. From ur no1 fan Amina

ayu on July 04, 2014:

I know you will find your true love. And that is present from Allah to you, i always praying for you. Never give up and always be a best among the best.....

Neamul Nayem on July 04, 2014:

Assalamualicum,,,,,,dear Ozil bro,,,,,,my salute to u because...... U r on Islamic way......... We

,r proud of u .......

And best of luck 4 ur sun-shining life and career.

Boka on June 19, 2014:

Özil family trace their roots to modern day Bosnia. During Ottoman invasion and subsequent 400 year rule, indigenous Croatian families converted to Islam to keep their property rights and pay less taxes. Other young Christian males were taken and sent to to Istanbul to become janissaries come back and fight their own people. Read history... Find truth.

Muhammad Xahid Hasan on June 18, 2014:

Muslim means those who submit his will to God

In Islam his profession is prohibited as for the dress of football

And making girlfriend it is hardly prohibited in Islam

So plz don't make him Muslim Idol

syafiq on June 12, 2014:

i hope ozil will meet a very nice n sollehah women..follow prophet muhammad hadits n holy quran..i am confident you will get a real live until jannah(heaven)..all the best,mesut ozil.

ThoughtsWriter from America on June 09, 2014:

Wait, Eugen, are you kidding me??

eugen on June 07, 2014:

Germany can't win a World Cup with muslims in its national team.

ayesha on May 18, 2014:

Hi your a good player

jad on May 07, 2014:

who cares about these things

ThoughtsWriter from America on April 21, 2014:

A really interesting article about Ozil. Thanks!

sajid on March 06, 2014:

Allah bless him....

mohammed on January 29, 2014:

ozil u are on the way.remember that u are muslim means u will be successful today and tomorrow.may ALLAH help u your thinking and your dead on and off the pitch conform that of the muslim child.

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