, February was a difficult month for Özil, as he struggled to reach the heights he showed in his first few months at the club.  However, they broke up in 2017 and Özil began dating former Miss Turkey, Amine Gülşe. , Although Bremen failed to get going in their 2008–09 Bundesliga season, eventually finishing a disappointing tenth, Özil managed to make a significant impact in most games and came away with a respectable three goals and 15 assists that highlighted his attacking credentials. In the 13th minute of the match, he had a penalty effort saved by goalkeeper Matúš Kozáčik. , Özil began wearing the number 10 shirt for Real Madrid in 2011–12, signalling manager José Mourinho's intent to use the German international as his main playmaker. 8 11 2 11 9 ... (Only 2) ]West Brom will be the FIFA 21 Norwich City imo. 10 shorts to Arsenal team-mate Alexandre Lacazette", "Newcastle United 1-2 Arsenal: Granit Xhaka's free-kick sets Gunners on way to win", "Emery backs Ozil, Arsenal to continue 'sexy football, "Europa League Recap: Arsenal 1-0 Qarabag Highlights, Goals and Best Moments", "Mesut Ozil set for January transfer to European club? Of course, FIFA 19 marks the most ambitious title yet, with the Champions League and the Europa League included in the game for the first time, as well as an overhaul of shooting mechanics.  This proved in vain, however, as the match ended 0–0 with the Gunners slumping into fourth as they failed to score in three consecutive Premier League games. Özil was given additional time off to start the 2019–20 season, after being the victim of an attempted robbery.  As a result, Özil registered his worst statistical season, as well making the lowest number of appearances in a campaign since the 2007–08 season. , He finished atop the La Liga assists chart, with 17 assists. - Career Mode , After the nation's World Cup campaign, losing out at the group stage, Özil posted a series of messages on social media on 22 July, in order to clarify the photograph and address the criticisms he had faced. He started all seven of Germany's 2014 FIFA World Cup games, and helped Germany make history by becoming the first European team to win the World Cup in South America. , Following the departure of Jack Wilshere, Özil returned to wearing the number 10, for the 2018–19 season.  Özil scored his first goal of the season in Arsenal's 2–1 away win over Newcastle on 15 September, and netted again a week later in a 4–2 victory in the UEFA Europa League over Vorskla Poltava. He provided an assist for Cacau's goal to the 4–0 final score against Australia in Germany's first group game. On 23 August, Özil made his first appearance of the season in a 2–2 draw with Everton at Goodison Park. © 2009 - 2021 Powered by SoFIFA.com. The German playmaker pulled off a brilliant piece of skill to win a penalty against Bayern Munich in the Champions League knockout phase, but his spot-kick was saved by Manuel Neuer.  Despite his reputation as an offensive playmaker, Özil has also drawn criticism at times for his lack of physicality and his low defensive work-rate off the ball.  In 2015, Özil and Capristo appeared together at the Bambi awards ceremony in Berlin. Mesut Özil - Arsenal - CAM | 85 PAS See more FIFA Ratings FIFA 21 launches October 9th. Preferred Positions CAM RW.  On 22 December, he made his debut in the Copa del Rey, scoring once in an 8–0 victory over Levante. FIFA 19. "His contributions and assists are vital for any club so we are happy to have him back. In league play, he provided an important assist to Cristiano Ronaldo who equalised in a 2–2 draw against Barcelona at Camp Nou. He has dark brown color hair and brown color eyes. How do I merge multiple SoFIFA accounts. 70 phy.  He registered his second league assist against West Ham United on 7 March, and did not feature for the club after the resumption of competitive football following its suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And nothing is cheaper than free, especially for signing a world-class player. 80 posts Has Potential To Be Special.  Özil also commented on several media outlets that were using the photograph, where he asserted that the media outlets have selectively criticised him for his Turkish background, noting the relative lack of uproar from the media after Lothar Matthäus met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Comments. (min. 60 phy.  An Instagram photo uploaded by Özil used the hashtag #OziStoIsBack, suggesting that the couple is back together. On 2 May 2012, he helped Real Madrid to clinch a record 32nd La Liga title as he assisted Real's first goal and scored the second goal against Bilbao, which Real Madrid later won by 3–0.  He then recorded his ninth assist on 10 May, where he set up Sánchez's opener. Özil began December with two goals in as many games against Hull City and Everton. Feb 6, 2016 - Create your own FIFA 21 Ultimate Team squad with our Squad Builder and find player stats using our Player Database.. . In FIFA 21 Career Mode, you are constantly looking for cheap but powerful players for your own team.  When asked about his country's chances at Euro 2012, Özil simply replied, "We have the potential to beat anyone and we have what it takes to win the title. FIFA announced that he was among the ten tournament players nominated for the Golden Ball.  The following week, Özil scored the opening goal in the Gunners' 2–1 North London derby defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane. FIFA 16.  In September 2006, he was called up for the Germany under-17 team.  They married in 2019, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was a witness during the ceremony. , Following an injury to Marco Reus in a warm-up game, Özil was moved from his customary number 10 role into the left-winger position for the majority of the tournament. Amount of affordable golds: 7.  He scored his first goal for Arsenal, a brilliantly controlled finish from a Ramsey cross, in a 2–0 win against Napoli in the Champions League.  He was substituted at half-time, and the reasoning behind it was that Özil had suffered a hamstring injury and will face a month out, missing key fixtures against Chelsea and Manchester City. 9.  He was also named one of Arsenal's vice-captains.  After the start of the season, he added the Supercopa de España title to his honours. He belongs to the Islam religion and Her Zodiac Sign Libra. While there are many formations of midfield to play, it's an essential piece in finding a successful lineup to guide you to victory.  Some have suggested Özil's eventual omission from the Arsenal squad was related to this criticism. 92 dri. When he has the ball, you can feel the excitement and astonishment among the fans.  Despite his success, he has also been accused by some in the sport, including Glenn Hoddle, Raymond Domenech and Jonathan Smith, of going missing in important or physical games.  Özil started in the 2–1 Watford in the FA Cup, where he set up Danny Welbeck for Arsenal's consolation goal with a backheel assist, and three days later in a 3–1 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League as Arsenal crashed out in successive cup competitions in March. , On 24 January 2016, Özil played his 100th game for the Gunners in a 1–0 home defeat against Chelsea in the Premier League. Menu FIFA 21 Fortnite Grand Theft Auto Madden 21 NBA 2K PES Consoles Reviews More FIFA 28 … , After a 2–0 home defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League, Özil scored and assisted in a 3–2 defeat at Old Trafford to Manchester United as the Gunners lost further ground in the title race. The playmaker missed Arsenal's victory over Cardiff City on New Year's Day with a shoulder injury before returning to make a late appearance from the bench against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup.  His second arrived just under a month later, netting a controlled volley in a 3–0 home win against Chelsea.  After a 3–1 win over Hull, manager Arsène Wenger praised him by saying, "Overall his influence was very strong. , Due to his performances in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Özil ensured his place among Europe's top young talents. Özil additionally stated that Arsène Wenger played an important role in his decision: "When I spoke to Arsène Wenger on the phone, he was full of respect, and as a player, I need that. 86 pas.  On 11 March, he recorded his 50th Premier League assist in a 3–0 win over Watford.  There were reports claiming that a deal was struck for a transfer to Barcelona, but Werder Bremen denied the reports and on 17 August 2010, the team announced that they had reached an agreement with Real Madrid for Özil's transfer. Age 32.  Germany under-21 manager Horst Hrubesch once said, "We in Germany are prone to rave about foreign players. 20 assists) Provider", "Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger calls on Mesut Özil to concentrate on scoring as German whirs back into life", "Trotz 'genialer Momente': Enttäuschung bei Mesut Özil und Lukas Podolski", "Real Madrid find 'Nemo' to their liking as Mesut Ozil settles in well", "Mesut Ozil 'Disappears' in Physical Arsenal Matches, Says Raymond Domenech", "If Mesut Ozil leaves Arsenal in January, which clubs would want to sign him? He is a dream for strikers.  This led to Mirko Slomka, the then-Schalke manager, claiming that Özil would not play another match for Schalke. Angers SCO (Btw Santamaria isnt at the club anymore) Formation: 4-4-2 . This face scan is from 2013. , Özil began November by recording his third assist, which came in the North London derby, and was given after his free kick was turned into the net by opposing defender Kevin Wimmer. 26 def. , He made his debut for the senior side during a friendly match against Norway on 11 February 2009.  However, there are sources that claim Özil's ancestors are ethnic Kurds. , On 15 February, Özil scored in the first knockout round of the Europa League, netting calmly against Östersund. He made his season debut on 15 September, playing 71 minutes in a 2–2 draw against Watford.  He continued his fine form in the league as he scored another brace against Real Valladolid to rescue Real Madrid in a 3–2 win.  He was controversially left out of the following Premier League games against Aston Villa and Manchester United, and registered his second appearance of the season in an EFL Cup tie against Nottingham Forest, where he again failed to complete 90 minutes. He was involved in all three goals, with two assists and a free kick which was saved but fell into Aaron Ramsey's path. The German playmaker came off at half-time in extra-time of Arsenal's 2014 FA Cup Final victory over Hull at Wembley Stadium.  It was also reported his salary more than doubled to £350,000 per week, making him the highest-paid player in Arsenal's history.  He then ended the Gunners' barren goal-scoring run in the Premier League with the opener against AFC Bournemouth in a 2–0 away win on 7 February.  He registered his first assist of 2017 after placing his corner directly in the path of teammate Mustafi, who headed past Tom Heaton in a 2–1 win against Burnley. The photograph was interpreted as a form of political support for Erdoğan and his policies, and caused tensions in Germany, and even prompted accusations that the players lacked loyalty to the nation.  He then scored Germany's only goal (a penalty) in their 2–1 loss to Italy in the semi-finals.  Özil made his third appearance of the season in an EFL Cup tie defeat against Liverpool in October. , In 2010, Özil was awarded the Bambi for being a prime example of successful integration within German society. Özil's price on the xbox market is 900 coins (20 min ago), playstation is 800 coins (21 min ago) and pc is 850 coins (6 min ago). Saved from wefut.com. But other than that it's impossible, because you have to drink and eat a lot to stay at peak fitness. The prospect of performing at the Bernabéu is so awesome you jump straight in. , Özil entered the 2017–18 season in the final year of his contract, and struggled initially, featuring sparsely with knee inflammation.  He then went on to finish the season with 29 assists, although Real Madrid did not win any silverware except for the Supercopa de España, Özil's performance was praised.  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FIFA 21.  Özil continued his run of good form by providing four assists in the next three games, against Aston Villa, Manchester City and Sunderland, helping his team win all three matches. Wolves. The discipline, attitude and always-give-your-all is the German part. He recorded a goal and an assist in a 5–2 victory over Everton on 22 October, and recorded another assist a week later, against Swansea City. Ultimate Özil (born 15 October 1988) is a German footballer who plays as a central attacking midfielder for British club Arsenal. At the end of the season, Özil had 26 assists, more than any other player in the leagues.  Özil then provided an assist for Sami Khedira in Germany's 7–1 semi-final win over Brazil. He made his senior debut for the Germany national team in 2009 at age 20, and appeared in five major tournaments.  He then extended that run to seven straight games with an assist against West Bromwich Albion, before scoring his second Champions League goal of the season in a three-goal victory at home to Dinamo Zagreb.  Özil's Germany were drawn with the Netherlands, Denmark and Portugal into Group B at Euro 2012, widely touted as the "Group of Death". He got his first assist with Real Madrid in the 74th minute against Ajax after he crossed for a Gonzalo Higuaín goal. This is so dumb. Contract leaks in January 2016, however, have revealed that the record fee was actually broken down to £37.4 million (€44 million) with a further £5.1 million (€6 million) split evenly over six years from July 2014, subject to Champions League qualification. A minor shoulder injury forced him out of the final game of December in a win against Newcastle United. However, he started his first game of the new season for his club in a 1–3 away win at Watford on 28 August, in which he scored his first goal of the campaign, heading in an Alexis Sánchez cross to score Arsenal's third of the afternoon.  He also grabbed a pair of assists two weeks later, in a 2–0 victory against Everton. , In July 2019, Özil and Arsenal teammate Sead Kolašinac were the victims of an attempted carjacking by a pair of armed masked men. Özil went on and led Werder Bremen to become third in the league and again to the DFB-Pokal final, however this time it was lost against Bayern Munich by 0–4. Özil only completed 90 minutes once more in the league for the remainder of the campaign, where he scored his first goal of the season in a 4–0 victory over Newcastle United on 16 February 2020.  At Real Madrid, he was supposedly called "Nemo", due to his physical appearance – in reference to the clownfish from the animated film Finding Nemo. Skill Moves .  There, he helped the club win a La Liga title, and ranked first in league assists for three straight seasons. He didn't have the best of games [at Liverpool] (a 5–1 loss, where Özil was the centre of attention due to a bad performance) but that can happen. He played in twelve games throughout the second half of the season, six times playing in the starting formation, becoming second with Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga at the end of the 2007–08 season.  On 22 October, he captained Arsenal for the first time in a 3–1 comeback win over Leicester City. fifa 20. 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He would also break his breaking a four-month cold goalless spell after placing a controlled finish in a 3–0 win against West Ham United three days later, while he also assisted the second.  On 17 August 2011, he was sent off in the last minute of the second leg of the 2011 Supercopa after an altercation with Barça forward David Villa.  He scored the opener in a 1–5 away win against West Ham United on 3 December, and assisted the fourth goal. 90 Özil cam 84 pac.  He helped lead the North German club to the 2009 DFB-Pokal with the winning goal in a 1–0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin. , Despite this, Özil featured in the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final, where, after Arsenal's defeat, Özil reportedly vocalised his frustration with Emery in front of his teammates, and continued to be linked with a move away from north London.. , On 2 September 2013, Özil agreed to join English side Arsenal.  The next Premier League game against Southampton at home on 2 February saw Özil creating 10 chances – beating the previous record, 9 created and held by him during the season. , He walked off the pitch as a second-half substitute to standing ovations in his first two games as a starter at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. , His autobiography, The Magic of the Game / Gunning for Greatness, was released in 2017.  Despite the national team heavily under-performing as defending champions by being eliminated in the group stages, Özil featured in two of the country's three games, and averaged more chances created per 90 minutes (5.5) than any other player in the competition.  On 19 October, he scored his first two Premier League goals during the 4–1 home win against Norwich City. They are an institution, a club with a fantastic history, stadium and squad full of world-class players. In the game FIFA 21 his overall rating is 90.  On 8 October, the DFB declared that Özil would be sidelined for between 10 and 12 weeks with a left knee injury obtained during a 2–0 defeat at Chelsea three days prior to the international break. " Özil's first language is Turkish, and he attended a preschool populated with students of Turkish immigrants. FIFA series and all FIFA assets are property of EA Sports.Terms Privacy FAQ.  Özil was showing signs of old form and started in Arsenal's second leg Champions League last 16 clash with Bayern Munich.  The German Football Association (DFB) publicly distanced themselves from public criticism, opting to end the debate, and focus on the upcoming World Cup campaign, in which both Özil and Gündoğan participated. ", On 29 February 2012, Özil was recognised as Germany's best international of the year for 2011 prior to kick-off at a friendly against France in Bremen. That was Özil's 19th assist of the season in the league, a record only beaten by Thierry Henry with 20 in 2002–03 in Premier League history. On 29 June 2009, Özil was selected the man of the match in a 4–0 win over England during the U-21 European Championship final. Start: December 04, 2020 06:00 … I do it only the few days I can, only when I have a free day. , He returned to fitness to star in a 2–2 draw against Manchester City on 2 April, where he assisted the equaliser. Mesut Özil - 89 Team of the Week Gold | FIFA 16 Stats & Prices. Mesut Özil 82 - live prices, in-game stats, comments and reviews for FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT. FIFA 21.  China's state broadcasters China Central Television and PP Sports responded two days later by removing the match between Arsenal and Manchester City from their schedules, while his likeness was removed from Chinese internet providers and version of eFootball PES 2020. He scored his first goal for the senior team in his third appearance, another friendly, against South Africa on 5 September in Leverkusen at the BayArena. Police noted this incident was unrelated to the car-jacking attempt. 93 pas. ", On 8 March, Özil scored his first goal of 2014 in a 4–1 FA Cup quarter-final win over Everton.  Özil also confirmed his reputation as a decisive passer, as he provided seven assists, more than any European international during Euro 2012 qualification. Mesut Özil (born 15 October 1988) is a German professional footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team.Özil has been a youth national team member since 2006, and a member of the German national team since 2009.  In 2020, after Arsenal made longterm mascot Jerry Quy redundant, Özil offered to reimburse Arsenal for his salary if they rehired Quy, doing so due to their close friendship. He was the top assist provider at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012, where he helped Germany twice reach the semi-final.  Four days later, in a Champions League home game against Ludogorets Razgrad, Özil assisted Theo Walcott's goal, and scored his first professional career hat-trick, which was concluded after again volleying as Arsenal went on to win 6–0. ", Özil played all three of Arsenal's remaining fixtures during the last month of his debut season in England. 87 Özil cam 82 pac. The win made Real the first club in the Spanish top flight to ever reach 100 points in a single season.  He has appeared in commercials for Adidas Predator boots with other star players such as Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, Thomas Müller and James Rodríguez.  He then gained a brace of assists in the next round, against Milan. Mesut Özil CAM, RW: 31: 82: 82: Arsenal ... FIFA 21 Contact Expiry Signings Ending In 2022 (Second Season) Below the best FIFA 21 Best Contact Expiry Players you can make a free contact expiry signing from January 1, 2022 in FIFA 21 Career Mode: Will be updated here soon. ", Özil made his debut for Arsenal in their league game away to Sunderland on 14 September 2013.  During a Europa League match in 2018 against Atlético Madrid, an Atlético fan threw a piece of bread at Özil while he was preparing to take a corner.  Özil was also featured on the UEFA Team of the Year. , His involvement in the first-team began to falter due to a mix of injuries and a dip in form, but he returned to assist the only goal in a victory in the Europa League against Qarabag on 12 December. "You could see from the start that he is one of the best players in Europe", said Mertesacker.  Despite the club missing out on the league and Champions League qualification, Özil concluded his fourth season at the club with 12 goals and 13 assists in 44 appearances across all competitions, and featured heavily as he won the 2017 FA Cup. , Özil is a third-generation Turkish-German, who, in reference to his game, concludes, "My technique and feeling for the ball is the Turkish side to my game. CAM: Mesut Özil 82-rated (Arsenal) ST: Nikola Vlašić 83-rated (CSKA Moscow) The post How to complete OTW Rodríguez SBC in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team appeared first on Dot Esports . , In May 2018, Özil, alongside fellow German international İlkay Gündoğan, both of Turkish descent, met with and posed for photographs with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in the lead up to the Turkish general election. OptimusFawkes. Create your own FIFA 21 Ultimate Team squad with our Squad Builder and find player stats using our Player Database. Consequently, I want to share my thoughts and feelings about what has happened", "Mertesacker springt seinem alten Freund Özil zur Seite", "Ozil provides X-factor threat to England", "Mesut Ozil on the art of being the playmaker", "5 Things Arsenal's Mesut Ozil Does Better Than Andrea Pirlo", "How Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are taking Arsenal back to the days of Henry and Bergkamp", "Ozil playing as a False 9: Could Germany be a model for Arsenal? In September 2006, he was called up for the Germany under-17 team. FIFA 21 Career Mode Contract Expiry Players - Pre-Contract Free Signings. Mesut Özil's FIFA 20 Overall Rating (OVR) is 84 with Potential Rating (POT) of up to 84. Oct 16, 2020.  Just over three weeks after making his debut for Arsenal, he made his home debut against Stoke City in a 3–1 victory. TEAM OF THE GROUP STAGE RELEASE DATES. , Özil's "M" goal celebration – which is in tribute to his young niece Mira – is included in EA Sports' FIFA 17.  On 14 August 2011, Özil scored his first goal against Barcelona in El Clásico in the first leg of the 2011 Supercopa de España. He works very hard to adapt to the physical level of the Premier League and for me he is an exceptional player. Born in Gelsenkirchen, Özil began his senior club career playing for hometown club Schalke 04, before signing with Werder Bremen in 2008, aged 19.  Upon signing, Özil said, "When the offer came in to join Real Madrid, there is no decision to make.  Persistent injuries limited his involvement in the club's final games of the season, however, Özil ended his fifth season at Arsenal with 5 goals and 13 assists in 35 appearances, and featured heavily in the club's later run and appearance in the 2018 EFL Cup Final.  Özil's first Champions League goal with Real came in the 14th minute against Milan on 19 October 2010.  On 15 October, Özil again scored a volley at home, as he recorded the decider in a tense 3–2 win against Swansea. ", Özil was on the short-list of the FIFA Ballon d'Or award. Formation: 5-4-1.  The transfer makes him the most expensive German football player of all time. , Özil registered two assists, created nine chances, and claimed the Man of the Match award in Germany's 4–2 quarter-final win over Greece.  He registered his first assist against Liverpool in the same competition at the end of October, and subsequently returning to the league starting lineup for November; he registered his first league assist in a 2–1 away defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion in December.