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Ozil announces retirement from football


Ex-Germany playmaker, Mesut Ozil has announced his retirement from football.

According to Ozil, he took the decision because of the recent injuries he has suffered.

The 34-year-old spent the past three years in the Turkish Super Lig.

Ozil retires after making four appearances for Basaksehir.

He amassed over 500 career appearances across his 17-year career.

“After thoughtful consideration, I’m announcing my immediate retirement from professional football,” Ozil tweeted on Wednesday.

He added:

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

“I want to thank my clubs – Schalke, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, Arsenal FC, Fenerbahçe, Basaksehir and the coaches who supported me, plus teammates who have become friends.”

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