Mesut Özil

 Players on this one his name began often was heard in the ears of lovers of football since the 2010 World Cup qualifiers in South Africa yesterday, he is one of the national team players who were named Der Panzer.

Mesut Özil is a footballer who plays for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and the German national team. Özil has been a member of the national youth team since 2006, and members of the German national team since 2009. He gained international attention during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was nominated for the Golden Ball Award is awarded to the tournament's best player. After a breakout performance at the World Cup, he moved from Werder Bremen to Real Madrid in August 2010.

He was known for his talent in providing assists for his team-mates and has been compared with other stars like Zidane. In 2011, he helped the second most goals in La Liga with 17 and the maximum from all over Europe with 26, 12 of which were for his teammate Ronaldo.

Personal Iformation
Date of birth  : October 15, 1988 (age 22)
Place of birth : Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
Height : 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position : midfielder

Club Information
Current club: Real Madrid
Number: 23

Club Career
Gelsenkirchen and Rot-Weiss Essen
Özil began his career playing for Various youth clubs in Gelsenkirchen and then played five years for Rot-Weiss Essen.

Schalke 04

In 2005, he moved to the youth department of FC Schalke 04. He was a midfielder and wore number 17 as his squad, after starting as a play-maker and central attacking midfielder in the place of the suspended Lincoln in Ligapokal matches against Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich for Schalke.

Werder Bremen
On 31 January 2008, he moved to Werder Bremen for a reported fee of € 4.3 million, signing a contract with the German club until 30 June 2011. In his second season, Bremen finished a respectable 3rd, with Özil contributing nine goals and 17 assists in 31 league fixture Appearances.

Real Madrid

 Due to his performances in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he ensured his place Among Europe's top young talents. Werder Bremen denied the report and on 17 August 2010 the Team Announced That They Had reached an agreement with Real Madrid. Özil's jersey numbers changed Often were the resource persons before the season started. He was given the number 26 in the pre-season and 19 for his debut. Özil Made his debut season in the Champions League on 15 September. Özil's performances for Real Madrid have been praised by media, fans and players. Özil's first Champions League goal with Real came in the 14th minute against Milan on 19 October 2010.

On 6 March 2011, after Providing two assists in a 3-1 victory over Racing Santander, Özil was greatly praised by the media worldwide thanks to his performances on the pitch, thus consolidating his outstanding season so far. He finished the 2010-11 season with Real Madrid with 25 assists, the highest for any player in any major European That competition season. Özil Will wear the number 10 shirt for Real Madrid in 2011-12, signaling Jose Mourinho's intent to use the German international playmaker as his playing. On 14 August 2011, Özil scored his first goal against Barcelona in the first leg of the 2011 Supercopa de España.  Özil is on the short-list of this year's FIFA Ballon d'Or award.

International Career

Career Start
In September 2006, Özil was Called up for the Germany U-17 team. Özil has been a member of the German U-21 team since 2007.

2010 World Cup
Özil was selected for Germany squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, starting in all of the team's matches. Özil provided an assists for Cacau's goal to the 4-0 final score against Australia in Germany 's first group game. On 27 June 2010, he played in Germany's win over England in the last 16 match, setting up the fourth goal with a cross to Thomas Müller as Germany triumphed 4-1. During the quarter-final match against Argentina he assisted the second goal for Miroslav Klose with a cross to Ensure the 4-0 final score for the Germans.

Euro 2012
Özil was one of the leading forces in Germany's qualification for Euro 2012, he scored five times During the campaign as Germany won 10 out of 10 games to top Their group.

Personal Life 

Özil is the third generation Turkish-Germans who refers to the game, concluded, "My technique and feeling for the ball is the Turkish side to my game. Discipline, attitude and always gives-you-are all a part of Germany, his ancestors are from Devrek, Zonguldak in North Turkey.

He is a Muslim. He recites the Quran before the game. Speaking to Der Tagesspiegel newspaper based in Berlin, Özil said, "I always do that before I go out (on the field) I prayed and my teammates know that they can not talk to me during a brief period. In 2010, Özil Bambi award for being the prime example of successful integration in German society.

Style of Play 

German U-21 manager Horst Hrubesch once said, "We in Germany are prone to rave about foreign players. We commend Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi also. Özil brings finesse and improvisation to the midfield and his magical left foot can open the door.

Özil has great footwork and is known for his amazing passes in difficult situations, setting up his teammates to attack the goal. He has tremendous ball control and have a high awareness of the game in the field, which at best can destroy any defense. He also offers a powerful shot from a distance, as seen during the match against Ghana at the 2010 FIFA World Cup or the Euro 2012 qualifier against Belgium in the last game where he scored a goal that has been described as' works of art. Germany coach Joachim Low came to his Özil 'when genius' and performance without the ball.

His nicknames have included "der Rabe" (Raven, or in Spanish, "El Cuervo") - playing smart and opportunistic style of play, and at Werder Bremen "der neue Diego" (Diego New) in reference Brazilian play maker Diego for the role he inherited, "German Messi" and the "German Zidane". his attacking midfield partnership with the German international Mario Götze young talents have received the magic 'duo' that Götzil nickname, alluding to the same position they play, technique, ability and style of play.



Werder Bremen
    DFB-Pokal : 2008–09 Winner
    UEFA Cup : 2008–09 Runner up

Real Madrid
   Copa del Rey : 2010–11

    FIFA World Cup : Third place – Bronze medal (2010)
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship : 2009

Bambi Award
2010 FIFA World Cup Most assists (3) (shared with Thomas Müller, Bastian  Schweinsteiger, Kaká & Dirk Kuyt)

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