Ozil named German Player of the Year for the fourth time

Mesut Ozil has been named the German player of the year for the fourth time in the last five years.

The Arsenal playmaker lost the crown he had won three times in a row to Toni Kroos in 2014 but has reclaimed the award following a sensational return to form.

More than 51,000 fans voted for Ozil, giving him 45.9 per cent of the vote and a comfortable margin of victory ahead of Thomas Muller (15.9%) and Jonas Hector (13.6%).

Ozil started in all eight of Germany’s internationals in 2015 and enjoyed five victories before the November friendly against France, for which he was rested.

At club level, his 16 assists and 87 chances created are the best totals of any player in Europe’s top-five leagues this season.

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