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Full NameUlla Holthoff
First NameUlla
Last NameHolthoff
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Birth CityWelver
Birth CountryGermany
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseHermann Hummels
No Of Children2
EducationMarkisches Gymnasium Hamm
Date of BirthJune 7,1958
Age65 years
Married Date1996

Ulla Holthoff is a sports journalist from Germany, and she is also a retired water polo player. 

She was also the first-ever woman to comment on a football game on television in Germany. 

She is also famous for being the mother of Mats Hummels, a professional football player from Germany who plays for the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the national team of Germany as a centre back.

About Ulla Holthoff:

Ulla was the first woman who commentated on a football game as a sports editor in 1990

From an early age, she wanted to be independent, and she aimed to become a journalist. 

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She is the inspiration for lots of people and the upcoming generation. 

Ulla was born on June 7, 1958 in Welver. She was also known as the mother of modern football reporting. 

She was born into a poor lifestyle as she was the daughter of a railroad worker. 

She was raised by her mother to become a housewife who does strict physical labor. 

Growing up, she used to be so angry looking at her situation at home, and she used to be curious about the outside world, and to get rid of that, she read books and involved herself in sports. 

She used to love football from her childhood. She also used to go jogging and cycling. 

She played water polo for the club named SC Rote Erde Hamm

But despite all of this, she wanted to become a journalist to learn about the world, which she wasn’t able at a young age. 

She used to study in a dwarf school with just two classes and one classroom, and then she went to girls' secondary school. 

Her parents were not supportive of her studying in higher education. She studied sports science in Cologne. 

Where did Ulla meet her husband Hermann Hummels?

She met her husband, Hermann Hummels, at Markisches Gymnasium Hamm

She was the first in her family and one of the few girls to study at all-boys schools. 

She married her husband, Hermann Hummels, in 1996. They are blessed with two children named Mats Hummel and Jonas, who are both into football careers.

About her son: 

Ulla Holthoff son Mats Hummels.
Ulla Holthoff son Mats Hummels. Source: Instagram

Mats is a footballer from Germany who plays as a centre-back for the Bundesliga club named Borussia Dortmund and the German national team.

He was born on December 16 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. 

He was born to his mother, Ulla Holthoff, and father, Hermann Hummels

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His father was a former footballer, and his mother was a sports journalist. 

His dad used to coach him when he was a kid. He started his football career with Bayern Munich: Youth by signing a contract in 2006

He grew up with his sibling Jonas, a former footballer, as he had to stop playing football because of his injuries. 

Mats Hummels received a FIFA Golden ball in World Cup 2014, which is awarded to the best players in the tournament. 

Dating life:

Mats Hummels is happily married to his girlfriend, Cathy Fischer

They were in a relationship for a very long time. They were dating since 2007

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They used to live together just after getting into a relationship. They also had a son together whose name is Ludwig Hummels.

Ulla Holthoff son Mats Hummels and daughter-in-law Cathy.
Ulla Holthoff son Mats Hummels and daughter-in-law Cathy. Source: Instagram

Net Worth:

The net worth of Mats Hummels is estimated to be around 30 million euros. His source of earning is a professional football player.

Net WorthSource
30 million EuroProfessional football player


  1. Ulla Holthoff is 63 years old, born on June 7, 1958, in Welver, Germany

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