A hero on the field, Mesut Ozil has contributed to life-saving operations of over 30 children since last year. Is Ozil the nicest guy in the Premier League?
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has once again shown why he is one the Premier League’s best humanitarians by donating money to life-saving operations in Brazil.
According to the Metro, Ozil has paid for the life-saving operations for 11 children in the Brazilian state of Coroata over the next few months. The children Ozil donated to all come from poor and underprivileged families who would otherwise not be able to afford the operations.
The Gunners star was a member of the German national team when the country won the 2015 FIFA World Cup at Brazil last year and was inspired to help the children there.
“I want to continue to leave a positive mark in Brazil by financing eleven more children’s operations,” Ozil said. “For me it’s very important that I carry on providing help for the children of Brazil.”
Last year the 26-year-old German international donated his World Cup victory bonus to fund life-saving operations for another 23 children in Brazil. For his charitable works that year, Ozil was awarded the Laureus Media Prize.