A German professional football player Mesut Ozil was born on 15th October, 1988 in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany. He plays for English club Arsenal and the German National Football Team. He is the second child of his parent. Ozil is a third generation Turkish-German. Although he is of Turkish descent, his entire life has been committed to Germany. He is a practicing Muslims. Before his matches, he recites from the Quran. He has been practicing football since he was at the age of six.
Ozil began his youth career by playing for the various clubs in Gelsenkirchen and then played five years for Rot-Weiss Essen. Ozil moved to Schalke 04 youth team in the year 2005. There, he made 30 appearances but was failed to score a goal. He then moved to Werder Bremen on 31st January 2008 in a $5 million.
He signed a three year contract expiring in the June of 2011. He helped Bremen led into the final of UEFA Cup in the year 2009 where they lost to Shakhtor Donezk. Mesut Ozil joined the Real Madrid on 17th August, 2010. He made his debut on 22nd August in a friendly match against Hercules. Ozil signed a five year deal with Arsenal on 2nd September. The move was made on 42.5 million pounds due to which he is the most expensive German football player of all the time. He made his debut for Arsenal on 14th September 2013 against Sunderland.
Prior to that, Ozil had also made appearances for Germany national Team. He was called up for the Germany U-17 team in September 2006. He was also the member of the German U-21 team. He made his senior debut on 11th February, 2009 in a friendly match against Norway. He was also selected for Germany’s squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. There, he displayed his remarkable all-around abilities.
He made the highest number of assists for which he was awarded. He helped the team to reach in the semi-finals but lost to Spain by 0-1. Ozil had also played in the UEFA Euro 2012. They finished third after beating Uruguay by 3-2 win. Ozil also made appearance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in which his Team German won the final match against Argentina by 1:0 in the extra time.
To talk about his personal life, Ozil is in relationship with singer Mandy Capristo. The couple has been dating since 2013. Standing at the height of five feet and eleven inches taller, Ozil is considered as one of the young football player who is meant to become a new leader for the Germany National Team. Mesut Ozil signed a sponsorship deal with German sportswear and equipment supplier, Adidas in the year 2013. The same year, he also launched his own logo.