NAME: Mesut Özil
BIRTH DATE: 15 October 1988
PLACE OF BIRTH: Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
PLAYING FOR TEAMS: Real Madrid, Germany
PLAYING POSITION: Attacking midfielder
Mesut Özil is a German footballer who plays for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and the Germany national football team. Özil is acclaimed for his finesse and improvisation as an attacking midfielder.
In 2012, he ranked first in assists in La Liga with 17. Özil has been a youth national team member since 2006, and a member of the German national team since 2009.
He gained international attention during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was nominated for the Golden Ball Award