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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: 02/05/2016 04:28 CET
25.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany2-2AustraliaAustralia9000
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-2GermanyGermany9000
10.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany1-2USAUSA9000
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGibraltarGibraltar0-7GermanyGermany9003
09.08.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-2West HamWest Ham9000
16.08.2015English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-2ArsenalArsenal8301
24.08.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0LiverpoolLiverpool9000
04.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-1PolandPoland9000
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundScotlandScotland2-3GermanyGermany9000
12.09.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0StokeStoke8401
16.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageDinamo ZagrebDinamo Zagreb2-1ArsenalArsenal9000
19.09.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0ArsenalArsenal7500
26.09.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester2-5ArsenalArsenal9001
29.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-3OlympiacosOlympiacos9000
04.10.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0Man. UnitedMan. United7511
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-0GermanyGermany9000
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGermanyGermany2-1GeorgiaGeorgia9001
17.10.2015English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford0-3ArsenalArsenal8102
20.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-0BayernBayern9010
24.10.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1EvertonEverton9001
31.10.2015English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea0-3ArsenalArsenal9002
04.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBayernBayern5-1ArsenalArsenal9000
08.11.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1TottenhamTottenham9001
21.11.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-1ArsenalArsenal9001
24.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal3-0Dinamo ZagrebDinamo Zagreb9010
29.11.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-1ArsenalArsenal9010
05.12.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1SunderlandSunderland9001
09.12.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageOlympiacosOlympiacos0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
13.12.2015English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-2ArsenalArsenal8601
21.12.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1Man. CityMan. City7602
26.12.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton4-0ArsenalArsenal9000
28.12.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0BournemouthBournemouth9011
02.01.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0NewcastleNewcastle9000
13.01.2016English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool3-3ArsenalArsenal8700
24.01.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-1ChelseaChelsea9000
02.02.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
07.02.2016English Premier LeagueBournemouthBournemouth0-2ArsenalArsenal9010
14.02.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1LeicesterLeicester9001
23.02.2016UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16ArsenalArsenal0-2BarcelonaBarcelona9000
28.02.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-2ArsenalArsenal9011
02.03.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-2SwanseaSwansea9000
05.03.2016English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham2-2ArsenalArsenal9000
13.03.2016English FA CupQuarter-finalsArsenalArsenal1-2WatfordWatford9001
16.03.2016UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16BarcelonaBarcelona3-1ArsenalArsenal9000
19.03.2016English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton0-2ArsenalArsenal7400
26.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany2-3EnglandEngland9001
29.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany4-1ItalyItaly9010
02.04.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-0WatfordWatford9000
09.04.2016English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham3-3ArsenalArsenal9010
17.04.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
21.04.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0West BromWest Brom8600
24.04.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-0ArsenalArsenal8400
30.04.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0NorwichNorwich9000

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General info

  • Name: Mesut Özil
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 15/10/1988 (27)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • 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
Germany206
Germany U-21135
Germany U-1973
Total4014

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Bremen60
Real Madrid314
Arsenal213
Schalke40
Total627
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Schalke10
Bremen201
Total211
Last updated: 29/04/2016 15:03 CET