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Ozil voted Germany Player of the Year (third time)

posted 8 Jan 2014, 16:46 by Sportech Nz   [ updated 11 Jan 2014, 15:17 ]

   Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been voted the Germany national team’s player of 2013. The 25-year-old playmaker has now received the accolade for the third year in a row – one in which he made 17 assists, more than any other player in Europe’s top leagues. Ozil topped the poll of supporters with 30.4% of the vote, beating Bayern Munich’s Philip Lahm and Thomas Muller into second and third place respectively. Since joining the Gunners this year, from Real Madrid, Ozil has made 15 appearances for the north London side and scored four goals. "Many thanks to the wonderful fans of the German national team," he told the club’s website. "I’m really proud of this vote. I’m looking forward to doing my best for my country in 2014.”