Here Is Why Özil Wears #67 At Fenerbahce, But Likely Only For Half A Year

Mesut Ozil completed his move to Fenerbahce from Arsenal. After the announcement, it has been confirmed that he will take the uncommon number 67 shirt. Let us find out why.

Mesut Özil Wears No. 67 Shit In Tribute Of Turkish Home Region Of Parents

Özil's new shirt number 67 stands for the province of Zonguldak on the Black Sea, where Özil's parents once emigrated to Germany. 67 is the postal district of Ozil’s ancestral town, Zonguldak.

Turkish kit rules forbid a number to be used by two different players during a season

However, as of Turkish media reports from early January 2021, Özil will only wear the shirt number 67 for half a season - He would become Fenerbahçe's new number 10 as of next season. Why?

As of the rules of Turkey Football Federation, the jersey number that has been occupied by another player can not change during a season. For this reason, Mesut will put the number 10 jersey worn by Fenerbahçe striker Mbwana Samatta on his back next season.

Stay tuned if Özil will really switch to the No. 10 from the 2021-22 season. We could also imagine staying with the No. 10 if the numbers proves popular.

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