Mesut Özil



Born in Gelsenkirchen on 15 October 1988, Mesut Özil is regarded as one of the most creative players in world football. The Germany international plays as an attacking midfielder and is known for his superb vision and technique. His former manager at Real Madrid, José Mourinho, described him as "the best number 10 in the world."

Özil began his professional career at Schalke 04 and impressed them with his ability, but a falling out with management led to his transfer to Werder Bremen in January 2008. While at Bremen, Özil filled the void left by Brazilian midfielder Diego, and helped guide the side to a DFB-Pokal win and a UEFA Cup final appearance in 2009.

That summer, Mesut Özil played a starring role for Germany as they won the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship and was named...

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