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Mesut Özil
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Personal information
Full name Mesut Özil
Date of birth 15 October 1988 (1988-10-15) (age 33)
Place of birth    Gelsenkirchen, Flag of Germany West Germany
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Winger
Club information
Current club Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe
Number 67
Youth clubs
1995–1998
1998–1999
1999–2000
2000–2005
2005–2007
Flag of Germany Westfalia 04 Gelsenkirchen
Flag of Germany Teutonia Schalke-Nord
Flag of Germany Falke Gelsenkirchen
Flag of Germany Rot-Weiss Essen
Flag of Germany FC Schalke 04
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2008–2008
2008–2010
2010–2013
2013–2021
2021–
Flag of Germany Schalke 04
Flag of Germany Werder Bremen
Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of England Arsenal
Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe
030 00(0)
071 0(13)
105 0(19)
184 0(33)
0000(0)   
National team
2006–2007
2007–2009
2009–2018
Flag of Germany Germany U19
Flag of Germany Germany U21
Flag of Germany Germany
011 00(4)
016 00(5)
092 0(23)

Mesut Özil (born 15 October 1988) is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe. Known for his technical skills and creativity, Özil has also received praise for his agility, finesse, and versatility as an attacking midfielder. He has also been deployed as a wide midfielder in his career.

Born and raised in Gelsenkirchen, Özil began his senior club career playing for hometown club Schalke 04, before signing with Werder Bremen in 2008, aged 19. After winning the DFB-Pokal in his first season, his individual performances led to a move to Real Madrid in 2010. There, he helped the club win a La Liga title, and ranked first in league assists for three straight seasons. In 2013, Özil was the subject of a then-club record association football transfer when he signed for Arsenal in a transfer worth up to £42.5 million (€50 million), becoming the most expensive German player ever at the time. In England, Özil won three FA Cups and helped end Arsenal's nine-year trophy drought, while recording the second most assists ever (19) in a Premier League season. In 2021, he joined Fenerbahçe on a free transfer.

Honours

Club

Werder Bremen
Real Madrid
Arsenal

International

Germany

Individual

External links

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Fenerbahçe S.K. squad - 2022–23

1 Bayındır · 3 Lemos · 4 Aziz · 5 Sosa · 6 Ciğerci · 7 Tufan · 8 Yandaş · 9 Cissé · 10 Samatta · 11 Perotti · 13 Valencia · 14 Pelkas · 15 Tekin · 16 Kadıoğlu · 17 Dirar · 18 Çiftpınar · 20 Luiz Gustavo · 26 Tisserand · 27 Thiam · 29 Gümüş · 30 Beyaz · 33 Şanlitürk · 35 Sangaré · 37 Novák · 48 Özdoğan · 67 Özil · 70 Ahmetoğlu · 71 Yüksek · 77 Gönül · 88 Erkin · 99 Ademi ·  Szalai ·

  • Manager: Flag of Germany Erol Bulut
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Germany – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Third place

1. Neuer 2. Jansen 3. Friedrich 4. Aogo 5. Tasci 6. Khedira 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Özil 9. Kießling 10. Podolski 11. Klose 12. Wiese 13. Müller 14. Badstuber 15. Trochowski 16. Lahm 17. Mertesacker 18. Kroos 19. Cacau 20. Boateng 21. Marin 22. Butt 23. Gómez

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Germany – UEFA Euro 2012 – Semi-finalists

1. Neuer 2. Gündoğan 3. Schmelzer 4. Höwedes 5. Hummels 6. Khedira 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Özil 9. Schürrle 10. Podolski 11. Klose 12. Wiese 13. Müller 14. Badstuber 15. L. Bender 16. Lahm 17. Mertesacker 18. Kroos 19. Götze 20. Boateng 21. Reus 22. Zieler 23. Gómez

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Germany – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Winner

1. Neuer 2. Großkreutz 3. Ginter 4. Höwedes 5. Hummels 6. Khedira 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Özil 9. Schürrle 10. Podolski 11. Klose 12. Zieler 13. Müller 14. Draxler 15. Durm 16. Lahm (c) 17. Mertesacker 18. Kroos 19. Götze 20. Boateng 21. Mustafi 22. Weidenfeller 23. Kramer

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Germany – UEFA Euro 2016 – Semi-finalists

1. Neuer 2. Mustafi 3. Hector 4. Höwedes 5. Hummels 6. Khedira 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Özil 9. Schürrle 10. Podolski 11. Draxler 12. Leno 13. Müller 14. Can 15. Weigl 16. Rüdiger 17. Boateng 18. Kroos 19. Götze 20. Sané 21. Kimmich 22. Ter Stegen 23. Gómez

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Germany – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Neuer (c) 2. Plattenhardt 3. Hector 4. Ginter 5. Hummels 6. Khedira 7. Draxler 8. Kroos 9. Werner 10. Özil 11. Reus 12. Trapp 13. Müller 14. Goretzka 15. Süle 16. Rüdiger 17. Boateng 18. Kimmich 19. Rudy 20. Brandt 21. Gündoğan 22. Ter Stegen 23. Gómez

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