Mesut Ozil is one of the most talented footballers in the word. He has the talent, the vision and the finesse to pick a pass unlike any other player. He is truly a “one of a kind” player as he is often praised with compliments like “no matter where you are on the pitch, Ozil will spot you and assist you”.
Mesut Ozil Biography and Family
Mesut Ozil is a German Footballer born on October 15th 1988 in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany. From his childhood days, Ozil always dreamt of being a footballer as he was really passionate about the game. He started playing when he joined various small clubs in Gelsenkirchen. He then went to Rot-Weiss Essen for 5 years where he emerged as a potential talent. He was spotted by scouts and got signed to Schalke 04 youth squad as a midfielder.
In 2008, he made a transfer from Schalke to Werden Bremen in which Ozil received a hefty €5 million fee. He went on to play 108 games and contributed 16 goals and 55 assists. His amazing performances earned him a spot in the national team which went to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. There he was really impressive and finished the tournament as the top assist maker. His performances earned him a transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid for a reported €15 million. He made 147 appearances for the club and scored 25 goals while giving 60 assists.
After three successful years with Real Madrid, Ozil completed a £42.5 million transfer to English side Arsenal FC which made him the most expansive signing in Arsenal’s history as well as the most expensive German football Player of all time.
Ozil is a third-generation Turkish-German and his ancestors are ethnic Turks from Devrek, Zonfuldak in north-western Turkey. Ozil is also a practising Muslim who recites Quran before all of his matches. He is also observed to be fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan but only during his free days as his job makes it impossible for him to fast continuously and at the time stay in peak fitness.
Mesut Ozil Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $60 Million US Dollars
Mesut Ozil is a well-known footballer who is considered as one of the best attacking midfielders of his generation. He has been involved with transfers to few amazing clubs with rich history and huge wealth. His net worth is an estimated $60 million US dollars as of 2017.
He currently plays for Arsenal FC for whom he signed for a club record $65 million which also made him the most expensive German football player of all time. He has a weekly wage of $272,712 and his annual salary is around $12.5 million. In 2013, he signed a deal with German sportswear and equipment supplier giants Adidas which has helped him earn quite a fortune. Before Arsenal, he plied his trade in Real Madrid FC, a club that is considered as one of the richest clubs in the world. It is known to pay their players handsomely.
Being the poster boy of German National Football team’s golden generation and having helped them earn the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Ozil is quite a star and racks up millions in sponsorship deals as well as advertisements.
Mesut Ozil is known to be one of the kindest and down to earth footballers around. He often pays visits to local hospitals to surprise the “less-fortunate” and try to give them a surprise which will help them stay strong and overcome obstacles. He has been a great ambassador for sport and always takes part actively in charity work and social work.
As part of the BigShoe project, Ozil donated an estimated £240,000 which was his 2014 World Cup winnings to pay for the medical surgery of 23 sick Brazilian Children as a personal thank you gesture for the hospitality of the Brazilians during the World Cup.
In May 2016, Ozil paid a visit to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which is home to around 80,000 people displaced due to Syrian Civil War. He toured the place, played football with children, signed autographs and handed out football jerseys.
Mesut Ozil is currently in his 4th season at Arsenal FC and has contributed 5 goals and 4 assists in 23 league games. Currently Ozil is nursing a back injury but Ozil is bound to be back with a bang and thrill the fans with his skills and class.
Ozil is truly a “one of a kind player”. The more you watch him play, the more mesmerized you are. If football games were won based on talent and style, then Ozil could be one of the top players who could have won you the game single-handedly. This German star is a gem, and if there were more players like him then football would be a much better sport.