Mesut Özil

  • Date of birth : 15/10/1988
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Germany Germany
 
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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: 29/11/2016 02:08 CET
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-2GermanyGermany9000
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGibraltarGibraltar0-7GermanyGermany9003
04.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-1PolandPoland9000
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundScotlandScotland2-3GermanyGermany9000
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-0GermanyGermany9000
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGermanyGermany2-1GeorgiaGeorgia9001
12.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany2-0UkraineUkraine9001
16.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany0-0PolandPoland9000
21.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland0-1GermanyGermany9000
26.06.2016UEFA EURORound of 16GermanyGermany3-0SlovakiaSlovakia9000
02.07.2016UEFA EUROQuarter-finalsGermanyGermany1-1
(6-5(p))
ItalyItaly12010
07.07.2016UEFA EUROSemi-finalsGermanyGermany0-2FranceFrance9000
20.08.2016English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester0-0ArsenalArsenal1700
27.08.2016English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford1-3ArsenalArsenal7010
31.08.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany2-0FinlandFinland2710
04.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorwayNorway0-3GermanyGermany9000
10.09.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1SouthamptonSouthampton9000
13.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis1-1ArsenalArsenal8500
17.09.2016English Premier LeagueHullHull1-4ArsenalArsenal9000
24.09.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0ChelseaChelsea9010
28.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-0BaselBasel9000
02.10.2016English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley0-1ArsenalArsenal9000
08.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0Czech RepublicCzech Republic9001
11.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany2-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland4500
15.10.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-2SwanseaSwansea8310
19.10.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal6-0LudogoretsLudogorets9031
22.10.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough9000
29.10.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-4ArsenalArsenal9001
01.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLudogoretsLudogorets2-3ArsenalArsenal9011
06.11.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1TottenhamTottenham9000
19.11.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1ArsenalArsenal9000
23.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-2ParisParis9000
27.11.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1BournemouthBournemouth9000

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General info

  • Name: Mesut Özil
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 15/10/1988 (28)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17

  • 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
Germany267
Germany U-21135
Germany U-1973
Total4615

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Bremen60
Real Madrid314
Arsenal267
Schalke40
Total6711
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Schalke10
Bremen201
Total211
Last updated: 24/11/2016 01:07 CET