Arsenal's Mesut Ozil named Germany player of the year

Mesut Ozil scored one and set up another for Arsenal against Bournemouth
Image: Mesut Ozil has been named as German player of the year for 2015

Mesut Ozil has been named Germany national team player of the year for 2015.

The Arsenal midfielder had won the award, which is voted for by German fans, three times in a row before losing out to Toni Kroos in 2014.

However, more than 51,000 fans voted for Ozil this year, giving him 45.9 per cent of the vote, and placing him well ahead of Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller (15.9 per cent) in second place.

Mesut Ozil won the World Cup with Germany in 2014
Image: Mesut Ozil won the World Cup with Germany in 2014

Ozil has been in outstanding form for Arsenal in 2015 and played a key role in Germany reaching the European Championships in France next summer, being involved in eight out of nine international matches throughout the year.

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The German World Cup winner has been vital in guiding Arsenal to the top of the Premier League this season and is well on course to beat the assists record set by Thierry Henry in 2002/03.

German magazine kicker had previously labelled Ozil as the best "German abroad".

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Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield
Image: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield

Jonas Hector of FC Köln, received 13.6 per cent of the vote in third place, with 13 players nominated in total. Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger won the award in 2010. 

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