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Ozil leads the way for goals by Germans

23 Oct 2018
Mesut Ozil, Arsenal

Strike against Leicester City makes Arsenal's No 10 Germany's all-time leading Premier League goalscorer

With his goal against Leicester City on Monday night Mesut Ozil reached a landmark for his country.

The Arsenal No 10 produced his 30th Premier League goal, making him the highest-scoring German in the history of the competition.

The 30-year-old moved ahead of Jurgen Klinsmann, the former Tottenham Hotspur striker, and Uwe Rosler, the ex-Manchester City forward, in the German scorers standings.

Ozil's former Arsenal team-mate Lukas Podolski also features in the top five. His 19 goals are two more than the next highest-placed current player, Leroy Sane.


Ozil also leads the way for Germany for assists. Against Leicester he produced his 51st in the competition, 29 more than his closest compatriot, Dietmar Hamann.

He has some way to go to reach the leading German appearance-maker, however.

Ozil is one match away from playing his 150th in the competition, placing him fourth on the list of his countrymen.

There are three former Arsenal players in the top five, with Per Mertesacker (156), Ozil (149) and Jens Lehmann (148) joining Hamann (268), but Leicester’s Robert Huth is comfortably ahead on 322.

PL goals and assists by Germans
Player Goals Player Assists
Ozil 30 Ozil 51
Klinsmann 29 Hamann 22
Rosler 29 Sane 20
Huth 21 Ziege 18
Podolski 19 Hitzlsperger 17

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