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Assist King Ozil Shortlisted For Ballon d’Or

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Arsenal play maker Mesut Ozil makes the shortlist for Ballon d’Or. Arsenal’s record signing had already scored three goals and provided four assists this season for the Gunners.

In 2012/13 season, Mesut Ozil had scored 9 goals and also bagged 13 assists (in La Liga). Will these stats enough for the German international to win the prestigious award? Mostly ‘No’ is the answer as Ronaldo, Messi and Ribery are considered as the favorites to win it.


Ozil Stats

The winner will be announced on January 8.

Full List of shortlisted players:

Mesut Ozil (Arsenal/Germany)
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid/Wales)
Edinson Cavani (Paris St Germain/Uruguay)
Radamel Falcao (Monaco/Colombia)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Belgium)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris St Germain/Sweden)
Andres Iniesta (Barcelona/Spain)
Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund/Poland)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina)
Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Neymar (Barcelona/Brazil)
Andrea Pirlo (Juventus/Italy)
Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/France)
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich/Netherlands)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Luis Suarez (Liverpool/Uruguay)
Thiago Silva (Paris St Germain/Brazil)
Yaya Toure (Manchester City/Ivory Coast)
Robin van Persie (Manchester United/Netherlands)
Xavi (Barcelona/Spain)