Mesut Özil has once again generously reached out to the Brazilian community, a year after lifting the World Cup with Germany,​ to pay for the surgeries of 11 children in need.


The Arsenal star was praised last year when he funded 23 operations for children with serious illnesses and subsequently won the Laureus Media Prize for his charitable efforts in November and was also voted as the winner of  the 2015 German Football Ambassador Public Award in June.



"Even one year after we won the World Cup, I want to continue to leave a positive mark in Brazil by financing eleven more children’s operations," said Özil. "For me it’s very important that I carry on providing help for the children of Brazil."


The "Özil Eleven" are set to undergo their surgeries between October 24 and November 7, thanks to the 26 year old.


Germany Victory Celebration - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil


"'Thank you for this great award,"Özil said after being named German Football Ambassador. "It means a lot to me especially because it was voted for by the fans. I'm also very proud that I can accept this prize.


"Many people don't have the opportunity to enjoy life. Our goal is simply to create a bit of a better future for them. That is our aim."


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