The German international, formerly of Real Madrid, breaks his contract with Istanbul Basaksehir and hangs up his boots at the age of 34.



Mesut Özil announced this Wednesday his retirement from professional football, after an “incredible journey full of unforgettable moments and emotions” and a sports career of almost 17 years as a footballer at the Schalke 04, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Fenerbahce and Basaksehir clubs. .

His last team was Istanbul Basaksehir, where he played his last game on February 2. From the Ottoman country, a contract termination was advanced days later and he would have communicated to his colleagues the decision that he has just made public.

He has also wanted to advance that it will be possible to continue seeing and listening to him on the new platforms and social networks.

Özil made his debut at the age of 17 in the Bundesliga with Schalke 04 back in 2006, a team with which he would play two seasons before signing for Werder Bremen. In the green team he would share a dressing room with Diego Ribas and it would be precisely the club where he won his first titles: champion of the DFB POKAL (2008/2009), in addition to achieving the runner-up in the Europa League in the same campaign.

He would play 3 seasons with Real Madrid, becoming champion of the Copa del Rey (2010/2011), La Liga (2011/2012) and the Spanish Super Cup (2012/2013).

Then he would move to London, Arsenal paid 50 million euros for his services in 2013. As a gunner he would establish himself with 4 FA Cups and 4 Community Shields. In addition to being one of the pillars of Germany world champion in Brazil 2014.


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