Mesut Ozil Net Worth In 2020
Mesut Özil is a professional German footballer born on 15th October 1988 in Germany.
In the world of football today, it’s almost impossible for someone not to know Mesut Özil.
Keep reading to discover Mesut Özil’s net worth in 2020, early life, football career, awards, family, and lots more.
Mesut Özil Early Life
Mesut Özil was born on 15th October 1988 to the family of Mustafa Özil (father) and Gulizar Özil (mother) in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany.
He is known to have three siblings named;
- Mutlu Özil (Brother)
- Duygu Özil (Sister) and
- Nese Özil (Sister)
Mesut Özil grew up in a united family and was raised in Islam religion, making him a Muslim to date.
Mesut Özil Football Career
Mesut Özil started his career as a footballer at a very young age of seven (7) for various small clubs in Gelsenkirchen (1995 – 2000).
In the year 2000, Mesut Özil became a player for Rot-Weiss Essen on a five-year contract.
After the deal expired, Özil moved on to Schalke 04 in 2005 as a midfielder with squad number 17.
He was referred to as “The Next Big Thing” due to his endless goals and amazing attacking techniques.
However, in 2008, he could no longer play for Schalke 04 as they could not agree about the pay.
In 2008, Mesut Özil signed a contract of three years (2008 – 2011) worth €3 Million with Werder Bremen football club on a squad number of 11.
Mesut Özil’s fame grew so extensive that in 2010, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Arsenal wanted to make a deal with him.
However, the German player struck a deal worth €15 Million with Real Madrid, causing him to become a Real Madrid footballer with the jersey number 26, although he was given 19 for his debut.
After Real Madrid player Rafael van der Vaart got transferred to Tottenham Hotspur, Mesut Özil was given his jersey number (23).
Still fast-rising, Ozil was given the jersey number 10 for Real Madrid in 2011 – 2012.
At the end of 2011, Mesut Özil was ranked player with the most assists (17) in La Liga.
His reign in Barcelona continued until 2013 when he decided to join Arsenal on a deal worth €50 Million for five (5) years.
He was ordained midfielder and squad number 11 by Arsenal.
In 2018, he renewed the contract, and due to the departure of Jack Wilshere, Mesut Özil was given shirt number 10 and ordained Vice Captain for Arsenal.
Mesut Özil Family
In 2019, Mesut Özil fell in love with Amine Gülşe, and the two got married.
In March 2020, the beautiful couple gave birth to a daughter named Eda Özil.
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Mesut Özil Awards
During his career as a professional footballer to date, Mesut Özil has won lots of awards.
According to Wikipedia, here’s a list of Mesut Özil awards;
- DFB-Pokal (2008 – 2009)
- UEFA Cup runner-up (2008 – 2009)
- La Liga (2011– 2012)
- Copa del Rey (2010 – 2011)
- Supercopa de España (2012)
- FA Cup (2013– 2014), (2014 – 2015), (2016 – 2017)
- FA Community Shield (2015)
- EFL Cup runner-up (2017–18)
- UEFA Europa League runner-up (2018–19)
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship (2009)
- FIFA World Cup (2014)
- kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season (2008–09)
- kicker attacking midfielder of the year (2010)
- Germany national team Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016)
- UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament (2012)
- UEFA Team of the Year (2012 & 2013)
- FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team (2013 & 2016)
- FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team (2014 & 2017)
- Laureus Media Award (2014)
- IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker Silver award (2013)
- PFA Fans Player of the Month (April, November & December 2015)
- German Football Ambassador Public Award (2015)
- Best German Abroad (Kicker Magazine) – (2016)
- Arsenal Player of the Season (2015– 2016)
- UEFA Best Player in Europe Award (10th place 2012)
- FIFA Ballon d’Or – 2010 (13th place), 2011 (11th place), 2012 (14th place), 2013 (16th place)
- Bundesliga top assist provider (2009 – 2010)
- UEFA Europa League top assist provider (2009 – 2010)
- FIFA World Cup top assist provider (2010)
- UEFA Champions League top assist provider (2010 – 2011)
- La Liga top assist provider (2011– 2012)
- UEFA European Championship top assist provider (2012)
- Premier League top assist provider (2015 – 2016)
Mesut Özil Net Worth In 2020
Presently in the year 2020, Mesut Özil’s net worth is estimated to be $100 Million.
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Mesut Özil Best Quotes
I am the sort of player that likes to create goals. I think a lot of my team-mates know me as a player who is not selfish.
It makes me very happy when I create goals or score goals myself, but the most important thing is that the team reaches its target and plays positive football.
I am happy to be playing in the Premier League because everyone knows it is the strongest league in the world. There are simply a lot of top teams.
I have played for Real Madrid, which is such a big club and where the pressure is so immense because you have to go and win absolutely every game. There is no game where people don’t expect you to succeed. So, having played there for three years, the pressure is nothing that would scare me.
I love playing football. So I go out to play football, and I don’t feel the pressure. Of course, there are some days when things just don’t work out as well as they do on other days, but that doesn’t have anything to do with pressure.
I’m a person who prefers to play games rather than train.
The Premier League is the best in the world; it’s so intense. The smaller teams love to try their chances against the big ones, and this is why the game goes back and forth. That can be strenuous, tough on you and your body, but I love it.
Of course, the best thing, if you play in the Premier League, you can always develop further as a player, and you are playing against the best players. You are also playing game after game all the time, two or three games a week.
I knew before I came to Arsenal what kind of players were here. And of course, in training, you can see how many good players are here; the most important thing is that we work well as a team – that’s the most important thing.
For us, it wasn’t essential to have a big house, a few cars, always have the newest clothes. Solidarity as a family was important. We were there for each other and always will be.
When I look into the future and where I’d like to live, I’ll say Germany because I grew up there and like the discipline the people have. But my background is from Zonguldak in Turkey. I’m there a lot.
I’m a role model as a footballer and not as a politician. I want to see myself as a footballer. People respect me for my performances. That’s why they support me, and I’m very thankful for that. But I’m not a politician.
What the manager says is what’s important to me. What experts say doesn’t interest me and never will. I know what I can do. I’ve not been playing at the top level for nothing. I’ve been successful.
People wrote so negatively about me, but generally, the people who are familiar with football know my strengths and abilities.
I was voted three times Germany’s national player of the year, and that is decided by the fans. That shows the fans are there for me and believe in me.
I’m one of the best players in the world in that No.10 position. Fans, coaches, players, and everyone knows that my best post is a playmaker.
As players, you can’t decide who manages the club.
Everyone has a right to say what they want, but what they have to say doesn’t interest me.
- Real Name: Mesut Özil
- Date Of Birth: 15th October 1988
- Nationality: German
- Place Of Birth: Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
- Parents: Mustafa Özil (Father) Gulizar Özil (Mother)
- Occupation: Professional Footballer
- Siblings: Mutlu Özil (Brother), Duygu Özil (Sister) and Nese Özil (Sister)
- Spouse: Amine Gülşe
- Children: Eda Özil (Daughter)
- Net Worth: $100 Million