After beginning his professional soccer career with FC Schalke 04, Mesut Özil emerged as a star midfielder for SV Werder Bremen and the German national team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Özil parlayed his international success into a prominent role with Real Madrid before announcing his transfer to England’s Arsenal F.C. in 2013
He caught the world’s attention in FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa when he was nominated for The Golden Ball Award.
In 2021 Mesut Ozil Launched the The Football for Peace Mesut Ozil Centre in Bradford which supports reducing inequalities and promotes opportunities for members of ethnically diverse communities to be able to fulfill their aspirations by providing pathways into elite football and education.
Ozil has worked with alberto franceschi to design new footwear for young people affected by the covid 19 crisis In Italy. The profits from the designer footwear will be given to young people In order to have access to digital education.