Mesut Ozil came in to international spotlight due to his performance for Germany in the 2010 world cup where he played decisive roles in victories over England and Argentina. Ozil has been hailed as the front man of Germany’s youth revolution and the glowing tributes heaped on him by his club and country colleagues about his ability to read the game has affirmed his status as one of the greatest players in the game today with an even brighter future.
Spanish La Liga -2011-12(Real Madrid)
Copa del Rey -2010-11(Real Madrid)
UEFA European U-21 Championship -2009(Germany)
La Liga Most assists - 2012
Awards and Recognition
Most expensive player in the history of Arsenal F.C
Man of the Match in UEFA European U-21 Championship Final
UEFA EURO 2012 Team of the tournament
Off-Field Personality / Brand Image Traits
Ozil has been the face of ‘The new Germany’ after a group of players recently out of the U-21 squad gave stellar performances in Germany’s 2010 world cup campaign.The Turkish ancestry of Ozil has also been hailed as a prime example of Germany being a melting pot of cultures.This has given Ozil plenty of exposure in Germany as well as his ancestral home –Turkey.Ozil’s successful stint with Real Madrid added to his aura as a precocious prodigy and his transfer to Arsenal for a club record transfer fee is widely expected to be the starting point of a more mature phase of his footballing career.
Ozil’s goals to game ratio has not been very high at Real Madrid and he was criticised by Real President Florentino Perez that he wanted to move to Arsenal as he could not stand the pressure of being at Madrid.Ozil would also need to shoulder more responsibility with the German national team despite his youth if Germany are to win a major tournament, despite having reached the latter stages of the same multiple times in the recent past