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Mesut Ozil: Biography, Net Worth, Career & More

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October 15, 1988

Mesut Ozil is a professional footballer who plays for the Premier League club Arsenal and the German national team. He is considered to be one of the best-attacking midfielders in the world.

Ozil was born in Germany to Turkish parents. He began his career playing for local club Schalke 04. He then moved to Werder Bremen, where he helped the team win the DFB-Pokal. In 2010, he joined Real Madrid for a then-club record fee of €15 million. He won La Liga and Copa del Rey titles during his time at Madrid. In 2013, he joined Arsenal for another club-record fee of £42.5 million.

Ozil has been a member of the German national team since 2009.

Early life: Born in Germany to Turkish parents

Mesut Ozil was born on October 15th, 1988, in the German city of Gelsenkirchen. His parents, Mustafa and Gulizar, are of Turkish descent. Growing up, Mesut enjoyed playing football with his friends and was quickly recognized as a talented player. He began his youth career with local team Westfalia 04 Gelsenkirchen before joining Schalke 04's academy at the age of 11. Mesut quickly progressed through the ranks at Schalke and made his senior debut for the club at the age of 17. He went on to establish himself as one of the best players in the Bundesliga, winning the German Cup with Schalke in 2011.

In 2013, Mesut made a high-profile move to English side Arsenal for a fee of £42 million.

Career: Star player for Arsenal, Real Madrid, and the German national team

Mesut Ozil has had a storied career, playing for some of the biggest clubs in the world. He began his career with German side Schalke 04, before moving to Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2010. Ozil spent three years with Madrid, winning the La Liga title in 2012. He then moved to English side Arsenal in 2013, where he has been a key player for the past six seasons.

Mesut Ozil Skill

Ozil has also been a regular member of the German national team, winning the World Cup in 2014. He has made over 100 appearances for his country, scoring 22 goals.

Ozil is widely considered to be one of the best players in the world and his career has been hugely successful. He has won numerous trophies at both club and international levels and is still going strong at the age of 29.

Personal life

Mesut Ozil is married to model Amine Gulse. The couple has been together for several years and they have a son together. Ozil is a private person and doesn't share much about his personal life, but it's clear that he is happy with his wife and family.

Retirement: Announced his retirement from international football in 2018

Mesut Ozil, a German football player, announced his retirement from international football in 2018. He made the announcement on Twitter, saying that he had "decided to retire from international football with immediate effect."

Mesut Ozil in Action
Mesut Ozil in Action

Ozil, who is of Turkish descent, has been a target of criticism in recent years for his support of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In 2018, he met with Erdogan prior to the World Cup, leading to criticism from some that he was putting his allegiance to Turkey ahead of Germany.

Ozil's retirement from international football is likely to increase the already significant divide between those who support him and those who do not. His supporters will see him as a victim of discrimination, while his detractors will say that he is not committed to playing for Germany.


Mesut Ozil is one of the world's best footballers. He has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world and has won numerous trophies. Ozil is a creative and talented player who always seems to find a way to make things happen on the pitch. He is a true playmaker and one of the most gifted footballers of his generation.

Full NameMesut Ozil
NicknameEl Buho
Date of BirthOct 15, 1988
Age Years
BirthplaceGelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Home TownGelsenkirchen
Educational Qualification-
SchoolBerger-Feld, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
College/ University-
Zodiac SignLibra ♎
Physical Stats
Height6 Ft ( 180 cm)
Weight76 kg ( 170 lbs)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorLight Brown
FoodMelemen (Turkish dish)
ActorTom Cruise
ActressScarlett Johansson
HobbiesPlaying Chess
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried (m. 2019)
FatherMustafa Ozil
MotherGulizar Ozil
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Amine Gülşe Özil
Daughter(s)Eda Özil
Brother(s)Mutlu Ozil
Sister(s)Dygyu Ozil, Nese Ozil
Famous for
Net Worth$120 Million
Salary £350,000 per week
Current ClubIstanbul Başakşehir
Jersey No. (Club)10
Debut Club12 Aug 2006 for FC Schalke 04
Awards/ HonoursAwards

Club & Team Info

(*Appearances: Apps)
Youth career
1995–1998Westfalia 04 Gelsenkirchen
1998–1999Teutonia Schalke-Nord
1999–2000Falke Gelsenkirche
2000–2005Rot-Weiss Essen
2005–2006Schalke 04
Senior career
2006–2008Schalke 04340
2008–2010Werder Bremen10414
2010–2013Real Madrid15927
2022– Nowİstanbul Başakşehir30
National team
2006–2007Germany U19114
2007–2009Germany U21165
2009–2018Germany 9223

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