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Mesut Özil

29 Jahre

Mesut Özil gewann mit der Fußballnationalmannschaft die Fußball-WM 2014. Doch auch in den großen Vereinen Europas beweist der Fußballspieler sein Talent

  • Geboren , Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • VornameMesut
  • Name Özil
  • Grösse 1.8 m
  • Sternzeichen Waage

Biografie von Mesut Özil

Der Fußball-Star

gehört nicht nur zum festen Kader der deutschen Fußballnationalmannschaft, mit der er 2014 den WM-Titel holte, sondern spielt auch in den Top-Klubs Europas. Seine Fußball-Karriere startete bei Schalke 04, ging über Werder Bremen zu Real Madrid und den Arsenal London.

Das beste aus zwei Kulturen

Özil ist als Kind türkischer Einwanderer in Gelsenkirchen aufgewachsen. Der Fußball-Profi sieht den Einfluss der beiden Kulturen als den Grundstein für seine Fußball-Karriere: "Ich besitze auf der einen Seite die deutsche Disziplin und Taktik, die an den Nachwuchsleistungszentren in Deutschland trainiert wird. Auf der anderen habe ich mit meiner Familie und Freunden schon als Kind viele Spiele der türkischen Liga angeschaut und versucht, die Tricks der Profis nachzumachen. Wir haben damals auf engstem Raum auf einem alten Bolzplatz gekickt – da hat alles angefangen."

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Der Familienmensch

Mittlerweile spielt Mesut Özil in den großen Stadien der Welt und kann sich seine Vereine aussuchen. So zog er für Real Madrid in die spanische Hauptstadt und ging für Arsenal London in die britische Metropole. Doch, wo er auch ist, seiner Familie ist der Fußballspieler stets verbunden. "Meine Mutter kommt regelmäßig zu mir nach London, sie wohnt dann zwei, drei Wochen bei mir. Sie kocht auch für mich – ich liebe das Essen meiner Mutter. Mein Bruder Mutlu und meine Agentur kümmern sich zudem um mich. Ich kann ihnen allen zu 100 Prozent vertrauen. Wenn man das kann, umso glücklicher ist man, und es stimmen dann die Leistungen auf dem Platz", erklärt der Familienmensch.

Nur mit seinem Vater hat der Star-Fußballer kein gutes Verhältnis: Mustafa Özil war lange als Mesuts Berater tätig. Schleuderte das Geld seines Sohnes jedoch zum Fenster raus und wurde immer wieder mit anderen Frauen gesichtet. Mesut entließ seinen Vater aus seinem Posten und bestärkte seine Mutter, sich scheiden zu lassen.

Mesut und die Liebe

Auch bei Mesut steht die Liebe unter einem schwierigen Stern. Der Arsenal-Spieler war bis Oktober 2014 mit Sängerin liiert. Noch bei der Fußballweltmeisterschaft in Brasilien zeigten sie ihr Glück der ganzen Welt, zogen gemeinsam nach London und teilten ihr Liebesglück via Facebook und Twitter mit ihren Fans. Doch dann erfolgte plötzlich die Trennung des einstigen Traumpaares. Anfang 2015 wurde allerdings von einem Liebescomeback gemunkelt. Aber der Fußball-Profi will sich nicht zu den Gerüchten äußern: "Das ist privat. Ich konzentriere mich nur auf Fußball." Eine weise Entscheidung. Schließlich musste Mesut Özil nach einer längeren Verletzungspause erst einmal wieder in Form kommen. Und falls die Hochzeitsglocken läuten, wird die Welt es schon erfahren.

Social Media von Mesut Özil

Congrats to @MercedesAMGF1 for their 4th consecutive World Championship title. Massive performance 🏆👏🏽 https://t.co/QXSr0dKeEA

vor 17 Stunden

RT @adidasfootball: Silence the critics in style. @MesutOzil1088: Man of the match. #HereToCreate https://t.co/Irvpvwl1XM

vor 19 Stunden

RT @Arsenal: Those stats... 🔥 @MesutOzil1088 👏 https://t.co/u2655HsyGU

vor 22 Stunden

#YaGunnersYa!!!! A thoroughly clinical performance at Goodison Park. 😎💪🏼 That's how we need to play every week 👊🏼 #BelieveInYourself #OneGoal #OneAssist #HereToCreate

vor 23 Stunden

#YaGunnersYa! Impressive away win - back on track 💪🏼😎 #BelieveInYourself #GreatTeamEffort #OneGoal #OneAssist https://t.co/qqZnfGcYNO

vor 23 Stunden

Ignore the noise and stay focused! 👊🏼 #COYG #EFCvAFC Arsenal

21.10.2017

Ignore the noise and stay focused! 👊🏼 #COYG #EFCvAFC @arsenal https://t.co/Gjaf4reVsL

21.10.2017

I do it my way. Thanks Beats by Dre for the #1of1 custom headphones.

20.10.2017

Today's training session 🌧⚽ #COYG @Arsenal https://t.co/zd9I6JS7cX

18.10.2017

Thank you for all the birthday wishes I got today. It means so much to me. Thank you for your support in good and in bad times 🙏🏻

15.10.2017

The Watford match is just around the corner & I'm glad to have fully recovered during international break. 👍🏼💯⚽ #teamtraining #WFCvAFC #COYG Premier League Arsenal

13.10.2017

The Watford match is just around the corner & I'm glad to have fully recovered during international break. 👍🏼💯⚽… https://t.co/2kGq89ZkLk

13.10.2017

BALLboa definitely not at his best today assisting my comeback work 😂⚽. Nevertheless I'm really looking forward to Saturday's match 😎 Premier League Arsenal

12.10.2017

Home + Family = Happiness 😘

08.10.2017

When in doubt sweat it out ...💦👊🏼 #YaGunnersYa #KeepPushing #gymtimeagain

06.10.2017

Another day at the recovery office. 💯🏋🏻 #KeepPushing #gym

05.10.2017

27.09.2017

Welcome to my home, welcome to London. Thanks for the visit HYPEBEAST 👍🏼🏠🎥👟🇬🇧

26.09.2017

A much needed & hard-fought win. Well done Gunners 👏🏻 #AFCvWBA #mondaynight

26.09.2017

Satisfying my need for football with new #PES2018 😜. Real life Mesut will be back on the pitch again soon! #AFC

22.09.2017

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22.09.2017

You've already played the new #PES2018? What do you think about my in-game stats? ⚽🎮 #WhereLegendsAreMade

20.09.2017

Gym session 💪🏻🏋️‍♂️✔ #London #workout #HereToCreate

20.09.2017

Good news: I’m back training on the pitch. As you might have heard I’m suffering from a minor inflammation of my knee. Feeling better each day now and hope to be back playing very soon! 👍🏻😉 #London #COYG Arsenal

19.09.2017

Proud we could make my young friend Charlie smile again today. 😉🎁 #birthdayboy #keepfighting #YaCharlieYa #AFCvFCB Arsenal

09.09.2017

That's the way ...aha...aha...I like it!!! 😬🇩🇪⚽⚽⚽ #NiceWin #Fun #happy #HereToCreate #GERNOR Julian Draxler

04.09.2017

Matchday! 🔥 #HereToCreate #RoadToRussia #GERNOR #ACE17 #DieMannschaft

04.09.2017

All the best to one of the world's best defenders! 🎉🎈 Happy birthday and come back stronger bro 👊🏼⚽ Jérôme Boateng

03.09.2017

It’s September 2nd, 2017. I’m with the German National team right now, and yesterday we took a big step towards the World Cup in Russia after beating Czech Republic 2-1. During the last couple of days my DFB teammates have been asking me about how everything is at Arsenal at the moment. They claimed to have read about the current crisis through the media, as pundits and former players are commenting on a daily basis. They say that this could be the worst team in years, even decades. I’m writing this text together with people that are close to me, and we’ve got something to celebrate. Although no match was won, or trophy was lifted today, Arsenal and I are celebrating our anniversary! Four years ago I was transferred in a last minute deal from Real Madrid to Arsenal - Arsène Wenger convinced me. He told me about the great history of this club, about its living legends such as Bergkamp, Vieira and Pirès, who owe a large part of their success to the manager. Arsène told me how he would help me to develop as a player, and this is something every player wants to hear, as it is great encouragement. Although I initially struggled when coming to the Premier League, I accepted the challenge. I started as a left-winger at the beginning, and in all honestly, I am not a great admirer of that position for myself - I’m better as a ‘number 10’. When playing in the centre I can control the game and generate chances. The Premier League is physically much more demanding then La Liga or the Bundesliga. 1-1 draws are much tougher, and the smaller clubs also have very strong teams that can easily catch you out. Furthermore, there is no winter break, meaning the season is extremely long and exhausting, especially when you are playing at European and National Team level too. We have achieved a lot in our four years together. Three of the 13 FA Cup victories have been accomplished in the past four years, with the other ten taking 75 years for the club to win. This is in addition to our three Community Shield wins. After all, six titles in four years is quite something. However, this only makes myself and the team even more disappointed for not playing a role in the title race at the end of last season - this is something we hope to change this year. Personally I’ve had to accept a lot of criticism during my time in London. ‘Too expensive, too greedy, bad body language, and lacking fight’ - this is what people have said about me. Some of these comments are made by those who do not know me, some are made by former players - both successful and unsuccessful during their time here at the club. Although criticism is something that all football players have to deal with, I nevertheless expected legends to behave like legends - my advice to these former Gunners: stop talking and start supporting! I would like to thank all the Gooners that have always supported me and believed in me. When I leave the Emirates after a game, I see the fans standing along the street cheering. When I've played well, I hear you sing my song, and this makes me incredibly proud, giving me goosebumps every time. I have been privileged enough to have met both Brendan and Charlie. They support the club despite their illness, and their strength and positive messages constantly motivate me. Moreover, I’m thankful for all the other personal relationships I’ve made over the past four years. Even though I personally do not know how my career will continue after this year, I look forward to my fifth season with Arsenal. This is because Arsenal is a great club with great people and great traditions. I am glad to be able to wear your shirt, Gooners. I’ve had so many great moments in the last four years and I really appreciate what this club means to the people of London, the UK and all over the world.

02.09.2017

Still no single point dropped 🇩🇪 7 out of 7 😉 Next stop. Stuttgart 🖖🏽 #HereToCreate #CZEGER

01.09.2017

To all those celebrating around the world #EidMubarak 🕌☪ Mübarek Kurban Bayramını sevdiklerinizle beraber sağlıklı ve huzur içinde geçirmenizi dilerim. Mutlu Bayramla 🕌☪ Ich wünsche euch allen ein gesegnetes Opferfest #EidMubarak 🕌☪ عيد مبارك لكل أصدقائي المسلمين

01.09.2017

Time to get one step closer to Russia - not just geographically but also in our World Cup Qualification group 😉🇨🇿🇨🇿 Off to Prague! ✈ #RoadToRussia #HereToCreate #CZEGER #BeHeard

31.08.2017

Happy to be back at the DFB-Team (Die Mannschaft). First training ✔️💪🏼#CZEGER Der nächste Stern für Deutschland adidas Fussball

29.08.2017

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