Deniz Aytekin was born in 21 July 1978 in Nürnberg. Is a German football referee of Turkish descent who is based in Oberasbach. Aytekin referees for TSV Altenberg of the Bavarian Football Association.
He is a FIFA referee, and is ranked as a UEFA Elite group referee. Until the age of 16 he played amateur football in ASV Zindorf.
He started playing in the regional league Kreisliga C in 1994, his performance attracted the attention of Manfred Dölfel, who was one of the first league referees, and he was in the ascendant into the top league with his support.
Deniz Aytekin’s wife is German descent. In this marriage they have a daughter and a son. His father originally from Turkey.
His first Bundesliga league match were in 2008 with Hertha Berlin – Energie Cottbus.