Mesut Ozil and his wife pair will mark their wedding day with a gesture that will help children all over the world.
The couple, who tied the knot today, will be paying for 1000 children to have life-changing surgery. Ozil has chosen to decide against receiving traditional gifts, and has asked for guests to donate to charities which funds for operations for children in developing countries who suffer from burns, club feet and cleft lip and palate.
Ozil is notorious for donating to charities after the German donated his 2014 World Cup winnings – an estimated £240,000, to pay for 23 Brazilian children to have surgery.
The Arsenal man wrote in a social media post: “Many fans have asked me, my close relatives and friends about our wishes.
“As a professional footballer, I am in a fortunate and privileged position. However, I invite everyone who is willing and able to help to support a very special project close to both of our heats.
Amine and I will bear the expenses for surgeries of 1,000 children in need.”