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  • Updated: March 22, 2023

Mesut Ozil Announces Retirement From Football At 34

Mesut Ozil Announces Retirement From Football At 34

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil, the former Arsenal and Real Madrid star has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 34.

The German playmaker enjoyed a glittering career spanning almost 17 years, including stints at several top clubs such as Schalke 04, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, Arsenal FC, Fenerbache, and Basaksehir.

Ozil played a key role in helping the Gunners win four FA Cup titles during his eight-year spell at the Emirates Stadium before moving to Fenerbache in 2021.

However, his time at the Turkish club was hampered by injuries, leading to his decision to retire.

The announcement was made by Ozil himself through a statement on social media, thanking his clubs, coaches, teammates, family, and fans for their love and support throughout his career.

He also mentioned that he is looking forward to spending more time with his family, but assured his fans that they would hear from him from time to time on social media channels.

"After thoughtful consideration, I'm announcing my immediate retirement from professional football.

"I've had the privilege to be a professional football player for almost 17 years now and I feel incredibly thankful for the opportunity.

"But in recent weeks and months, having also suffered some injuries, it's become more and more clear that it's time to leave the big stage of football.

"It has been an amazing journey filled with unforgettable moments and emotions.

"I want to thank my clubs - Schalke 04, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, Arsenal FC, Fenerbache, Basaksehir and the coaches who supported me, plus team-mates who have become friends.

"Special thanks must go to my family members and my closest friends.

"They have been a part of my journey from day one and have given me so much love and support, through the good and the bad.

"Thank you to all my fans who have shown me so much love no matter the circumstances and no matter which club I was representing.

"Now I'm looking forward to everything that is in front of me with my beautiful wife, Amine, and my two beautiful daughters, Eda and Ela - but you can be sure that you will hear from me from time to time on my social media channels *wink emoji*.

"See you soon, Mesut!"


The retirement of such a talented and successful player is sure to leave a mark on the world of football, but Ozil's legacy will be remembered for his outstanding performances and achievements throughout his career.

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