Birth date 4 Apr 1987 (32 years)
Nationality Germany Germany
Position Midfielder
Team history
Juventus 2015 - present
Real Madrid 2010 - 2015
VfB Stuttgart 2006 - 2010
VfB Stuttgart 2004 - 2006

Sami Khedira is a Germany international football player who currently features for the Spanish and European giants Real Madrid. He plays as a defensive midfielder and is rated as one of the best in the world in his position.

Khedira is actually of mixed German and Tunisian descent as his father is Tunisian. His career in football started quite young as he joined TV Oeffingen for some time before he transferred to VfB Stuttgart in 1995. He stayed in the youth club until 2004 when he was promoted to Stuttgart II, marking the start of his professional career.

By 2006, Khedira moved a step higher and played for the Stuttgart first team. Over the next four years, he was able to make 98 appearances and make 14 goals for the team, winning both the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal in 2006-07.

By July 30, 2010, Khedira had moved to Real Madrid. His first game with the team was in August 13, 2010 in a friendly match against another club, Bayern Munich. Real Madrid was victorious during the said match, which resulted in the club’s overall victory in the Franz-Beckenbauer Cup.

Khedira was crucial in Madrid winning La Liga in 2011-12 and in reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He also won the Copa del Rey in 2011 and the Spanish Super Cup in 2012.

Considered as one of the dynamic midfielders that have flawless aerial abilities, Khedira can cover a lot of ground, which are some of the reasons why Madrid signed him. Khedira is also known for quickly joining the team during attacks and use his powerful mid-range shooting for the benefit of the team.

Khedira is also a member of the German national team and has been so since 2009. Since joining the team, Khedira has made over 35 appearances and score three goals. He was also called up to play for the Germany squad at the 2010 World Cup finals and Euro 2012.

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