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Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil

Clubs: FC Schalke 04, SV Werder Bremen, Real Madrid CF, Arsenal FC

• Özil was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, to second-generation Turkish immigrants; he played youth football for Rot-Weiss Essen before returning home to launch his professional career with FC Schalke 04. Made his Bundesliga debut against Eintracht Frankfurt in August 2006 but managed only 30 appearances for Schalke before joining SV Werder Bremen in January 2008.

• Started off as the understudy playmaker to Diego but stood in for the Brazilian in the 2009 UEFA Cup final defeat by FC Shakhtar Donetsk and scored the only goal in the German Cup showpiece against Bayer 04 Leverkusen ten days later.

• Starred in Germany's victory at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Sweden, scoring one goal and setting up two more in the final as England were beaten 4-0.

• Made his senior international debut on 11 February 2009 in a friendly against Norway; rose to the occasion at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where he started all seven matches, scoring one goal against Ghana and providing three assists to help Germany finish third.

• Joined national team colleague Sami Khedira at Madrid in August 2010 when he made a €15m switch from Bremen and won the Liga title in his second season, scoring four goals in 35 appearances, and helped the side to three successive UEFA Champions League semi-finals. 

• Became Arsenal's record signing on 2 September 2013 for a reported €50m, scoring his first goal for the Gunners a month later against SSC Napoli on UEFA Champions League matchday two.

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup: 
runner-up 2009
UEFA European Under-21 Championship:
 winner 2009
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year: 2012, 2013

Last updated: 24/02/14 16.08CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/04/2014 02:10 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundGermanyGermany1-3ArgentinaArgentina6900
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands9020
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundAustriaAustria1-2GermanyGermany9010
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-6GermanyGermany9010
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany4-4SwedenSweden9010
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan0-3GermanyGermany9001
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany4-1KazakhstanKazakhstan9001
18.08.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid2-1BetisBetis6900
26.08.2013Spanish LigaGranadaGranada0-1Real MadridReal Madrid6500
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0AustriaAustria9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands0-3GermanyGermany9010
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-3ArsenalArsenal8001
22.09.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1StokeStoke8002
28.09.2013English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea1-2ArsenalArsenal8800
06.10.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-1ArsenalArsenal9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9010
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-5GermanyGermany8211
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1NorwichNorwich9020
26.10.2013English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-2ArsenalArsenal9000
29.10.2013English League CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal0-2ChelseaChelsea2700
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0LiverpoolLiverpool9001
10.11.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-0ArsenalArsenal9000
15.11.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundItalyItaly1-1GermanyGermany3000
23.11.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0SouthamptonSouthampton8100
26.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-0MarseilleMarseille8201
30.11.2013English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff0-3ArsenalArsenal9002
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0HullHull9010
08.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1EvertonEverton9010
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City6-3ArsenalArsenal9001
23.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea9000
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-3ArsenalArsenal8100
04.01.2014English FA CupThird roundArsenalArsenal2-0TottenhamTottenham1500
13.01.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
18.01.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0FulhamFulham8600
24.01.2014English FA CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal4-0CoventryCoventry9001
28.01.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-2ArsenalArsenal9001
02.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace8400
08.02.2014English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool5-1ArsenalArsenal6100
12.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0Man. UnitedMan. United9000
16.02.2014English FA CupFifth roundArsenalArsenal2-1LiverpoolLiverpool9000
01.03.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-0ArsenalArsenal2400
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundGermanyGermany1-0ChileChile8900
08.03.2014English FA CupQuarter-finalsArsenalArsenal4-1EvertonEverton9011
11.03.2014UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16BayernBayern1-1ArsenalArsenal4600

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General info

  • Name: Mesut Özil
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 15/10/1988 (25)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 73kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    28/09/06: Nancy 3-1 Schalke
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Qualifying round)
    05/10/06: Germany 7-2 Estonia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Germany146
Germany U-21135
Germany U-1973
Total3414

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Bremen60
Real Madrid314
Arsenal81
Schalke40
Total495
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Schalke10
Bremen201
Total211
Last updated: 12/03/2014 01:06 CET
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