Mesut Özil

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Mesut Özil (German pronunciation: [ˈmeːzut ˈøːzil], Turkish: [meˈsut œˈzil]; born 15 October 1988) is a Turkish-German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe. Known for his technical skills and creativity, Özil has also received praise for his agility, finesse, and versatility as an attacking midfielder. He has also been deployed as a wide midfielder in his career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mesut Özil has received more than 9,246,056 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Mesut Özil is the 553rd most popular soccer player (down from 339th in 2019), the 1,966th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,429th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Mesut Özil ranks 553 out of 16,923. Before him are Juan Román Riquelme, Carlos José Castilho, José Manuel Moreno, Emmanuel Petit, Max Morlock, and Hans Schäfer. After him are Orlando Peçanha, Tadahiko Ueda, Marcelo, Herbert Kilpin, Ubaldo Fillol, and Igor Belanov.

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Among people born in 1988, Mesut Özil ranks 5Before him are Behati Prinsloo, Rihanna, Robert Lewandowski, and Emma Stone. After him are Marcelo, Rupert Grint, Kim Yo-jong, Sergio Agüero, Derrick Rose, Conor McGregor, and Ivan Rakitić.

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Among people born in Germany, Mesut Özil ranks 1,966 out of 5,289. Before him are Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg (1886), Max Morlock (1925), Wilhelm Worringer (1881), Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel (1811), Hans Schäfer (1927), and Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen (1893). After him are Johannes R. Becher (1891), Sigmar Polke (1941), Louis IV, Elector Palatine (1424), Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg (1780), Ludwig Börne (1786), and Theo Albrecht (1922).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Mesut Özil ranks 42Before him are Hans-Peter Briegel (1955), Bastian Schweinsteiger (1984), Thomas Müller (1989), Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (1948), Max Morlock (1925), and Hans Schäfer (1927). After him are Bernd Hölzenbein (1946), Dieter Müller (1954), Hans Tilkowski (1935), Jürgen Kohler (1965), Manfred Kaltz (1953), and Philipp Lahm (1983).

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