Mesut Özil

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BirthdateOctober 15th, 1988
BirthplaceGelsenkirchen, West Germany
Length1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Positionattacking midfielder
NicknameDer Rabe

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Mesut Özil is a German playmaker who is currently playing for Arsenal in the English Premier League. He is widely regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders of his generation. The German of Turkish descent started his career at his hometown club Schalke 04. After playing in Gelsenkirchen for 2 years he made the move to Werder Bremen. There he developed his skills to such an extent that was being viewed as a very promising prospect, he was around 20 years old at the time. His real break-through moment was the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where he played a huge role in Germany's succesful run that stranded in the semi-finals (Germany were beaten by later world champions Spain). After that tournament he made the move to Real Madrid, where he played for 3 full seasons before being transfered to his current team Arsenal. At Real he won the domestic La Liga title one time and his connection with Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was remarkable. The German provided the most assists to Ronaldo during his time in the Spanish Capital. His time at Arsenal has not always been extremely succesful. He has been a regular starter for the team but his lack of effort on defense has more often than not been critized. He has yet to win the Premier League but he did manage to win the FA Cup three times over.

Özil Salary & Net Worth Revealed

How much does he earn?

In 2018 the attacking midfielder signed a contract with Arsenal that nets him a whopping salary of 18 Million Euro (15.6 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €49,180 (£42,813) per day and €2,049 (£1,784) per hour!

Per year€18,000,000£15,669,386
Per month€1,500,000£1,305,782
Per week€365,854£318,483
Per day€49,180£42,813
Per hour€2,049£1,784
Per minute€34.15£29.73
Per second€0.57£0.50

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