Mesut Özil is a Turkish-German footballer who has played for Werder Bremen and Real Madrid and is currently playing in the English Premier League, the Arsenal Football Club. He owes his success in football to his sheer determination to succeed. He was the first non-German to succeed with the German national team and paved the way for Turkish immigrants in Germany to hope for success in their various endeavors. Apart from his efforts in football, there is much to know about this midfield maestro. Read on to learn more about his fortune, his relationships, his age, his body statistics, and so on.
Mesut Ozil’s Biography (Age)
Mesut Özil is a German attacking midfielder of Turkish origin, born on 15 October 1988 in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Although he was born in Germany, his grandparents were Turkish immigrants who found their way to Germany in 1967. His father is Mustafa Özil, while his mother is called Gulizar Özil. His father, Mustafa, first worked as a salesman of chicken products and then as a metalworker before he became the representative of his son (Mesut Özil). His mother, on the other hand, was a housewife and devoted all her time to bringing up her children.
Özil has three brothers and sisters and is the youngest of all his siblings, namely his brother Mutlu Özil, who is the oldest of them, and his two older sisters Nese and Dugyu Özil. Mutlu Özil is a talented soccer player to his right and was the secret behind Özil’s rise to stardom. He missed his chances because he never believed that anyone from his background would ever advance in football. Instead of pursuing a career in the sport, he simply displays his sinful skills on the pitch to entertain the crowd.
Life was all rosy for Mesut Özil when he grew up with his family in the Bismarck district, which was mainly inhabited by Turkish immigrants. His successful soccer career paved the way into poverty for his family and paved the way out of poverty for them. His passion for football began at a very young age and he was determined to be the best he could be at the game. When his brother was his coach, he spent a lot of time playing football at home. He (Mutlu) made dribblings with skills that inspired the young Özil and made him fall more and more in love with the round leather game. His love for football was so great that he (Özil) went to bed at night with a football in his arms.
As he grew up, he played more regularly – in the sun or in the rain – and developed his skills on the only available football field in the neighborhood, which was called the “Monkey Cage”. It was here that he honed his passing skills, which have made him a force to be reckoned with in world football today. He was determined to succeed despite the cultural setbacks. Like his older brother, he refused to give in, and today he is regarded as the first successful footballer with a migration background in Germany.
He attended the comprehensive school in Gelsenkirchen, the same school that his national team colleagues Captain Manuel Neuer and Julian Draxler attended. He played in the football team of his grammar school, which is considered one of the largest grammar schools in Germany and is located very close to the Veltins-Arena, the home playground of Schalke 04, which he could see from his classroom window.
Club & National Team Career
Mesut Özil started his club career in Gelsenkirchen, where he played for clubs like Rot-Weiss Essen, before he was accepted into the youth department of Schalke 04 in 2005 and wore jersey no. 17. he soon rose to the senior national team of the club as a playmaker and was described as “the next big thing” in German football history. On 31 January 2008, Özil transferred to SV Werder Bremen with a three-year contract after he had refused a contract with Schalke 04 on the grounds that the contract was not good enough after the club refused to improve on its offer of 1.5 million euros.
At Werder Bremen, he wore the jersey number. 11 and scored his first professional football goal for Werder Bremen against Karlsruher SC on 26 April 2008. It was a league game (Bundesliga) and they won the game 2:1. His pedigree as a creative layer and offensive midfielder continued to grow in the club and in the Bundesliga as a whole. He became the assistant king of his team and scored several goals in his 100th Bundesliga game against his former employer Schalke 04.
Bundesliga against his former employer Schalke 04. The FIFA World Cup has always been a platform for the best players to showcase their talent, and it is also a stage for the rising stars to announce their presence. The latter is what the 2010 FIFA World Cup was for Mesut Özil, whose impressive performance at the Mundial attracted the attention of Spanish La Liga giants, Real Madrid, and a number of other major clubs. With the interest of Barcelona and Manchester United, Özil decided to move to Real Madrid in August 2010, where he joined a number of other stars already on the Los Blancos payroll, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Ángel Di María, Gonzalo Higuaín, etc.
His career in Spain with the La Liga team was successful. During his three years with the club, he won the La Liga – the 32nd for the club – and the Supercopa de España. In the three seasons he spent there, he produced the highest number of assists in the league and was nominated for the FIFA Ballon d’Or. He later moved to the English Premier League side Arsenal in September 2013 after Croatian midfielder Luka Modric moved to Real Madrid, which effectively limited his time with the club in his final season there (2012-13 season). His transfer fee to Arsenal (42.5 million pounds) made Özil the most expensive German player at the time.
In the national team, Özil chose to play for his native Germany rather than his home country Turkey, as he was eligible to play for both countries. He started in the German U-17 national team in 2006 and was then appointed to the senior national team against Norway on February 11, 2009. He played for Germany at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and helped his country win the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Mesut Ozil’s Net Worth
The midfield maestro has received a lot of support from top brands around the world. In 2013, Özil signed a sponsorship contract for boots with sportswear giant Adidas. The contract had a term of seven years and is worth 35 million dollars. His current salary at Arsenal F.C. is worth £300,000 per week after signing his last contract. His net worth is estimated at $50 million.
Mesut Özil has had a complicated love life. He is not married yet, but he has had a few girlfriends. He was married to Anna Maria Lagerblom (2009-2010), a German model, who was previously married to Pekka Lagerblom, a football player for the Finnish national team. He then went out with Venezuelan beauty queen Aida Yespica (2012), who was Miss Venezuela in 2002. After the end of their relationship, he moved on and dated Mandy Grace Capristo, who will become a singer in 2013. They separated in 2014 when Özil was accused of dating another woman. However, they got back together in 2015 and finally ended the relationship in 2017. While separated from the singer, he met Melanie Rickinger (2014-2015).
Özil is currently dating the Turkish beauty queen, actress, and model Amine Gülse She was “Miss Turkey World” in 2014. Her dates started in 2017.
Height, Weight, and Other Facts About Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil is a devout Muslim and recites the Koran before every game.
Ozil is an experienced chess player. He learned the game when he grew up in his hometown and developed a passion for the game, just like for football, but football took precedence.
He has written a book about him, written by a fan who prefers to remain anonymous. The book is entitled Mesut Özil Superstar.
Ozil made his father, Mustafa Özil, his agent in 2011, but then decided to dismiss his father and replace him with his older brother, Mutlu Özil, which led to the breakdown of their (Özil and his father) relationship.
His father accused his then-girlfriend Mandy Capristo of being responsible for Özil’s decision.
The matter became a legal problem when Özil’s father took his marketing company to court and demanded compensation of £495,000. They later settled out of court.
Mesut Ozil’s star sign is Libra.
For his height and weight, Mesut Özil weighs 76 kg (167.5 lbs), as his height is measured at 180 cm. His body measurements are chest (42 inches), biceps (14 inches), and waist (33 inches). His hair color is black and his eyes are dark brown.
He has a heart of gold and is involved in various charities, including giving away his World Cup proceeds (about $600,000) so that about 23 Brazilian children could have access to better health care.