Nico (born Christa Päffgen; 16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988) was a German singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress who became famous as a Warhol Superstar in the 1960s. She is known for her vocals on The Velvet Underground's debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967), and her work as a solo artist. She also had roles in several films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) and Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966).
Mesut Özil (born 15 October 1988) is a German footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team. Özil has been a youth national team member since 2006, and a member of the German national team since 2009. He gained international attention during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was nominated for the Golden Ball Award, which is awarded to the tournament's best player. Özil started his senior career at hometown club Schalke in the Bundesliga in 2006, transferred to Werder Bremen in 2008 and was signed by Real Madrid in August 2010 following his break-out performance at the FIFA World Cup with Germany. On transfer deadline day of summer 2013, he moved to Arsenal for a club-record fee of £42.5 million. The transfer makes him the most expensive German football player of all time.
Helga Liné (born Helga Lina Stern on July 14, 1932) is a German-born Portuguese-Spanish film actress and circus acrobat best known for her work in the horror genre of film. She made 132 appearances mostly in film between 1941 and 2006, but most of her work has been in Spanish cinema.
Sami Khedira (Arabic: سامي خضيرة; born 4 April 1987) is a German footballer who plays for Juventus and the German national team as a central midfielder. He is considered a dynamic midfielder with "flawless aerial ability" who can cover a lot of ground, recover the ball and quickly join in the team attack with his powerful mid-range shooting.
Toni Kroos (born 4 January 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and the German national team.
Josef "Jupp" Heynckes (born 9 May 1945) is a retired German professional football player and manager. As a player, he spent the majority of his career as a striker for Borussia Mönchengladbach in its golden era of the 1960s and 1970s, where he won many national championships and the DFB-Pokal, as well as the UEFA Cup. During this period the team also played in its only European Cup final in 1977, losing to Liverpool. He is the third highest goalscorer in the history of the Bundesliga, with 220 goals. He was a member of the West German national squad that won the European Championship and the World Cup in the first half of the 1970s. As manager he won three Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich and two UEFA Champions Leagues; with Real Madrid in 1997–98 and Bayern in 2012–13.
Marko Marin (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Марин; born 13 March 1989) is a German professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Trabzonspor on loan from Chelsea, as an attacking midfielder and left winger.
Christoph Tobias Metzelder (born 5 November 1980) is a German former footballer who played as a central defender.
Timo Hildebrand (born 5 April 1979) is a German professional football goalkeeper.
Bodo Illgner (born 7 April 1967) is a German retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Bernhard "Bernd" Schuster (born 22 December 1959) is a German football manager most recently in charge of Spanish La Liga side Málaga and a former player. His contract with Málaga CF was terminated in May 2014 leaving him a free agent. His nickname is "der Blonde Engel" (the Blond Angel).
Mike Kogel (born Michael Volker Kogel, 25 April 1944, Berlin, Germany) is a former German musician, who was raised in West Berlin before moving to Spain in 1965.
David Odonkor (born 21 February 1984) is a German former professional footballer and current manager of TuS Dornberg.
Jan-Hendrik Jagla (born June 25, 1981) is a German former professional basketball player. Though he stands 7 feet tall, Jagla has the game of a 2-guard, and his game somewhat resembles that of Dirk Nowitzki. Jagla was also known to be a point forward in his college days. He is married to Ivana, a daughter of Svetislav Pešić.
Ademola Okulaja, (born July 10, 1975) is a German former professional basketball player of Nigerian origin. The last team he played for were the Brose Baskets from Germany.
Shkodran Mustafi (born 17 April 1992) is a German professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Spanish club Valencia CF and the Germany national team.
Robin Benzing (born May 1, 1989) is a German professional basketball player who plays for CAI Zaragoza of the Liga ACB. He is also a member of the German national basketball team.
Heiko Westermann (born 14 August 1983) is a German footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Betis as central defender.
Patrick Femerling (born March 4, 1975) is a 7 ft. 1in. (2.15 m) retired German professional basketball player born in Hamburg, Germany.
Hermann Heller (17 July 1891 – 5 November 1933) was a German legal scholar and philosopher of Jewish descent. He was active in the non-Marxist wing of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) during the Weimar Republic. He attempted to formulate the theoretical foundations of the social-democratic relations to the state, and nationalism. He was politically active in the relatively conservative Hofgeismarer Kreis of the SPD and is believed to have authored the group's statement of principles.
Rainer Bonhof (born 29 March 1952 in Emmerich am Rhein, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a former German footballer. He was a defensive midfielder or wing-back.
Hans Brausewetter (27 May 1899 – 29 April 1945) was a German film actor of the silent era. He appeared in 135 films between 1922 and 1945. He appeared in the 1923 film The Treasure, which was directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst. He was killed in Berlin during the last days of the Second World War by the blast of a bomb.
Otto Wunderlich (1886 in Stuttgart – 1975 in Madrid) was a German photographer that worked mainly in Spain.
Robert Enke (24 August 1977 – 10 November 2009) was a German football goalkeeper.
Marc-André ter Stegen (born 30 April 1992) is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Spanish club Barcelona.