The countdown to the long-awaited EURO 2020, tournament has begun with eight days to go; and GERMANY Jersey number 8 is being considered as our focus.

Toni Kroos will wear Jersey number 8 for Germany national team, age 31years and he was selected to the squad for the UEFA Euro 2020 on 19 May 2021.

As the 16th UEFA European Championship, is about to take centre stage in 11 cities across the continent from June 11 to July 11, 2021 we are putting our focus on the country Germany and star player, Kroos.

Germany holds record as the first team to have won this tournament 3 times… 1972, 1980 and in 1996. Germany broke a record of 15 consecutive wins in all matches during the UEFA EURO 2012 but were unable to reach finals. The four times World Cups winner has made to 6 UEFA EURO finals but have recorded succeed in 3 finals of 15 editions

He once held record for the youngest to play professionally for Bayern Munich at 17 years, 8 months and 22 days.

He was Player of the Tournament at the U17 World Cup in South Korea in 2007.

Based on statistics, he was the best player at the 2014 World Cup.

He won the 2014 International Federation of Football history Statistics (IFFHS) World’s Best Playmaker.

He is nicknamed “Garcon” for his passing ability after completing 76 out of 79 passes in a group match against Portugal.

Position: Midfielder

Current club team: Real Madrid

Career Statistic: He has a career appearance of 586 and a total goal of 61.

National team statistic:  he has 101 appearance for the German National team and scored 17 goals.

What does Toni Kroos and Mesut Ozil have in common aside from the fact that they both play for the same Country? I will tell you; Germany’s Jersey number 8 has been worn by both players and Ozil has played for Kroos’ current club, the Spanish club side Madrid.

Ozil has a National team appearance of 92 games accompanied with 23 goals.

Career appearance of 571 game accompanied with 89 goals

Here is a teaser, If both players were placed side by side…

Toni Kroos Vs Mesut Ozil

who would you choose?