International football: Mesut Ozil lands third Dfb award

Mesut Ozil: Named Germany's Player of the Year again

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

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."