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Germany Legend Özil Includes Hungarian Defender in His EURO 2020 Dream Team

Dorottya Zalay 2021.06.15.

World champion football player Mesut Özil’s fantasy team for Euro 2020 includes Hungarian football player Attila Szalai as a substitute.

Ahead of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, Özil built his dream squad of athletes participating in the tournament.


Fantasy football is a game where one gets to select and manage a team of 15 players who earn points based on their real-life performances. An important rule of the game is that every player is assigned a virtual price, and there is an initial budget of EUR 100 million that one can spend on their team.

Although Özil did not specify which Szalai he had picked as a substitute, it is most likely Attila Szalai, Özil’s team-mate in Fenerbahce, and a defender on Hungary’s national team.

Mesut Özil also Supports SMA Baby Zsombor's Treatment Fundraising
Mesut Özil also Supports SMA Baby Zsombor's Treatment Fundraising

Just like goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi, another well-known football player, German-Turkish superstar Mesut Özil stepped up and made a statement calling on people to support Hungarian SMA baby Zsombor’s expensive treatment. Zsombor is a 1-year-old child who has been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA1), a rare genetic disease. The medication needed for his treatment, called […]Continue reading

In the featured photo: Mesut Özil. Photo by MTI/EPA/Armando Babani