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Mesut Ozil's German Player Of The Year Dominance Comes To An End

Mesut Ozil's German Player Of The Year Dominance Comes To An End

Someone other than Mesut Ozil has won the German Player of the Year award!

The Arsenal playmaker has been synonymous with the accolade in recent years, winning five of the last six.

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Ozil was voted as the top performer in his country in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 respectively, with Toni Kroos taking home the prize in 2014.

But neither Ozil or Kroos have won the award for 2017, and they weren't close at all.

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Bayern Munich player Joshua Kimmich had an excellent year on the whole, becoming a mainstay in the Bayern side and being part of the Germany team which claimed the Confederations Cup despite having the bulk of their first-teamers absent.

The versatile Kimmich played in 14 out of the 15 games Joachim Low's team played in 2017, and at 22, has become a hugely important player.

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On their official website, Die Mannschaft revealed that Kimmich claimed 43.5 percent of the 52,661 votes cast, with more than 20,000 fans selecting him.

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Julian Draxler, who captained a youthful Germany side to the Confederations Cup in the summer, finished second after accruing 37.8 per cent of the votes, while Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen was in third with 4.7 per cent.


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Topics: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler, International Football, Joshua Kimmich, Germany, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga

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