Mesut Ozil has admitted how ex-Nigerian international Austin Jay-Jay Ockoha was his favourite Fenerbahce player to watch while growing up.
The Arsenal star made this during his Q&A session with his followers on Twitter.
Ozil was born in Germany but to a family of Turkish origin, and he revealed he only supported one Turkish club as a child, which was Fenerbahce.
The former Real Madrid star was then asked which Fenerbahce jersey did he buy as a child and Ozil said Okocha’s number ten jersey.
Okocha spent two years with the Turkish giants after signing from Eintracht Frankfurt for about £1 million in 1996.
The former Super Eagles captain had a successful spell with the team, scoring 34 times in 62 games.
During this time magical midfielder made an impression on Ozil, who would later go on to become one of the greatest playmakers in football.
Okocha also played for Bolton Wanderers, Hull City and Qatar SC before his retirement in 2008.
He earned 73 caps for Nigeria, scoring 14 times.
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