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Mesut Ozil named German player of the year for a third consecutive time

Published 08/01/2014 | 18:32

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Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in a club-record deal on transfer deadline day
Mesut Ozil

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been named Germany's national player of the year following a fans' poll conducted by the German Football Federation.

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The award is the 25-year-old's third in succession as he finished with more than 30 per cent of the votes, ahead of Bayern Munich pair Phillip Lahm and Thomas Muller.

He told dfb.de: "This award makes me proud and happy.

"Above all, because (the vote) was carried out by the fans."

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