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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.