Mesut Ozil has kicked off the year in spectacular style by scooping the German National Team Player of the Year award for 2015.
A report on the German national football team website has revealed that more than 51,000 fans voted in the poll, in which Ozil swept to victory with a massive 45.9 percent of the vote.
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller came second, but fell way behind with only 15.9% of the vote, while there was a shock in third place as Cologne left-back Jonas Hector followed behind with 13.6%.
The 25-year-old only has 10 caps to his name, but has made a name for himself in the national team with a string of fine performances over the past 12 months.
Ozil only managed to feature in eight national team games in 2015, but ran a total of 92.71 kilometres for his country, which works out at an average of 11.59 kilometers every 90 minutes.
He continued his fine assist record for Germany, too, recording six in eight games, and this marks the fourth time he’s scooped the award, having won it previously in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
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