Mesut Özil is a German professional football player who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe. Previously played for Arsenal.
Besides, Özil rose to fame for his dribbling skills and passes at Real Madrid.
Mesut Özil’s Bio, Age, Parents, Education
He was born on 15th October 1988 in Gelsenkirchen, city of West Germany. His horoscope sign is Libra. Mesut Özil is German by nationality and belongs to the Turkish ethnic group. His father’s name is Mustafa Ozil and his mother’s name is Gulizar Ozil. His other family members include a brother named Mutlu Ozil and sisters named Dugyu Ozil and Nese Ozil.
Talking about his education, Özil studied at Berfer-Feld school. He had a huge passion for becoming a professional footballer one day and used to practice football for his childhood days.
Mesut Özil’s Height
Mesut Özil has a height of 6 feet and weighs 76 kg. His other body measurements are unknown. Likewise, his hair color is dark brown and has a pair of light brown eyes.
Özil plays mostly as an attacking midfielder, but can also be deployed as a winger. He began his senior career as a member of his hometown club Schalke in the Bundesliga, departing two seasons later to join Werder Bremen for €5 million. Mesut Özil garnered break-out attention at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where at age 22, Özil was instrumental in the side’s campaign where they reached the semi-finals, losing to eventual champions Spain. He was also nominated for the Golden Ball Award, as well as being ranked first in assists in major European and domestic competitions, with 25. This garnered him a €15 million transfer to La Liga club Real Madrid.
At Madrid, Özil won the Copa del Rey, Spanish league title and Supercopa de España in his first season. Due to his agility, finesse and versatility as an attacking midfielder, he has also been compared to Zinedine Zidane by former manager José Mourinho.
Özil relocated to England to join Premier League side Arsenal in a then club-record deal worth £42.5 million (€50 million) making him the most expensive German player of all time.
Moreover, at the international level, Özil played 92 matches for the German national team, scoring 23 goals, and registered 40 assists. He has also won a record five German Player of the Year awards. Özil represented his country in three FIFA World Cups, as well as two UEFA European Championships. He further contributed as a part of the 2014 World Cup-winning side in Brazil, with his versatility and creativity aiding in his nation’s triumph in a 1–0 victory over Argentina in the final. After the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Özil retired from international play because he felt to have been discriminated against and disrespected by the German Football Association (DFB).
Is Mesut Özil Married?
Right now, he is engaged to his girlfriend Amine Gulse. Amine is a Swedish-Turkish actress, model, and beauty pageant titleholder born and raised in Sweden. They got engaged on May 3rd, 2017. Besides, The couple might be planning on getting married soon.
Mesut Özil’s Net Worth
Mesut Özil has made a huge income from his successful football career. Starting in 2021, he has a net worth of $120 million. The talented footballer will certainly earn more from his future projects and investments.