Mesut Ozil is a Germany international football player of Turkish origin who currently features for Istanbul Basaksehir. He plays as an attacking midfielder and is often compared with French legend Zinedine Zidane.

Career

Ozil commenced his professional club football career at Schalke in 2006 and played for them until January 2008 when he was signed by Werder Bremen for a reported fee of 4.3 million pounds on a contract that was to see him through until June 2011. However, his impressive performance saw Real Madrid swoop on in and sign him in the summer of 2010.

Ozil was impressive for Los Blancos right from the start and after helping them win the Copa del Rey in 2011, won La Liga in 2011-12. His style of play and world class vision to pick out his team-mates established himself as one of the best attacking midfielders in the world.

Position Midfielder
Height / weight 1.8 m /
Born 15 Oct 1988
Nationality Germany Germany
Team History
İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. 2022 - present
Fenerbahçe S.K. (football) 2021 - 2022
Arsenal FC Arsenal 2013 - 2021
Real Madrid Real Madrid 2010 - 2013
Werder Bremen Werder Bremen 2008 - 2010
FC Schalke 04 Schalke 04 2006 - 2008
FC Schalke 04 Schalke 04 2005

However, in the summer of 2013 with Madrid having signed Isco from Malaga, they let Ozil leave for Arsenal for £42.5 million. The Germany international has already made himself a huge favourite among the Gunners supporters with his performances and skills.

Ozil’s time at Arsenal sadly didn’t end well, dropping out of favour and leaving the club for Fenerbahce in 2021, before signing with Istanbul Basaksehir in July 2022 on a free transfer.

Ozil made his international debut for Germany on February 11, 2009 against Norway in a friendly international match. He played in the 2010 World Cup finals and was one of the best players in the competition. Ozil also featured for Germany at Euro 2012.

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