Sami Khedira Biography
Sami Khedira is a German professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Juventus and the Germany national team.
Sami Khedira Career
He began his career at VfB Stuttgart, winning the Bundesliga in 2007, before moving to Real Madrid in 2010. In his five seasons in Spain, he won seven domestic and international trophies, including the UEFA Champions League in 2014. In 2015, he moved to Italian side Juventus on a free transfer, and immediately won the Serie A title in his first two seasons with the club.
Before joining the youth team of VfB Stuttgart in 1995, he played at TV Oeffingen. In the first months of the 2006–07 season, he was called up into VfB’s Bundesliga squad by manager Armin Veh. His debut followed on 1 October 2006 against Hertha BSC, replacing Antônio da Silva at the end of the 2–2 away draw. He scored his first two goals on 29 October in the 3–0 win against Schalke 04 at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena. On 29 January 2007 he signed his first professional contract at VfB, valid until June 2009.In the last game of the season on 19 May, Khedira scored the winner as Die Schwaben came from behind to defeat Energie Cottbus 2–1 and became champions for the first time in 15 years.
On 9 July 2008, he extended his contract until the summer of 2011. In the ensuing season, he scored a career-best 7 league goals in 27 games, including both in a 2–2 draw against Bayern Munich on 13 December.
On 30 July 2010, Khedira moved to Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee, signing a contract until 2015. Khedira made his debut on 13 August in a friendly match against Bayern Munich, which Real Madrid won 4–2 on penalties for the Franz-Beckenbauer-Cup. His league debut came sixteen days later, in a 0–0 away draw against Mallorca. He made 40 appearances across his first season in Spain and won his first club honour on 20 April 2011 as his team won the Copa del Rey final against El Clásico rivals FC Barcelona.
He scored his first competitive goal for Real Madrid in the Champions League, on 18 October 2011 against Olympique Lyonnais. He scored his first Copa del Rey goal against Málaga CF in a 3–2 home win when Real Madrid were trailing behind 0–2, and his first league goal against RCD Espanyol in a 5–0 home win. On 21 April 2012, Khedira scored his second league goal, against Barcelona; the goal was Real Madrid’s 108th of the season in the league, breaking the previous La Liga record of 107, also set by them in the 1989–90 season.
Sami Khedira Juventus
On 9 June 2015, Italian side Juventus announced that Khedira had signed a four-year deal on a free transfer. The move was completed on 1 July, at the start of the 2015–16 season. On 1 August, Khedira was stretchered off the pitch after just 25 minutes while playing in a pre-season friendly match against Marseille with a hamstring injury and was ruled out of the Supercoppa Italiana a week later against Lazio. Two days later Juventus confirmed that it was actually a muscle tear in his right thigh, and that he would be sidelined for approximately two months. He was called back to action on 30 September as he started in a Champions League group stage match in a 2–0 win over Sevilla. On 4 October, Khedira made his Serie A debut, starting and scoring the final goal of a 3–1 home win against Bologna in the 63rd minute.
On 20 March 2016, Khedira scored his fourth goal of the league season in a 4–1 win at Torino in the Derby della Mole, but was given a straight red card for dissent later on.On 20 August 2016, Khedira opened the 2016–17 Serie A season with a goal in a 2–1 home win over Fiorentina. A week later he scored the only goal in a 1–0 away win over Lazio in the league.On 22 October 2017, Khedira scored his first career hat-trick in a 6–2 away win over Udinese.On 7 March 2018, Khedira made his 100th appearance for Juventus in a 2–1 win over Tottenham at Wembley Stadium, in the second leg of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, assisting Gonzalo Higuaín’s goal
Sami Khedira Current Teams
He plays as a central midfielder for both Juventus and the Germany national team.
Sami Khedira Age
Sami Khedira was born on 4th April 1987. He is 31 years old.
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Sami Khedira Brother
Sami’s brother, Rani, is also a footballer and currently plays for FC Augsburg in the German Bundesliga. He has also played for the German youth team at Under-19 level.
Sami Khedira Origin
Khedira was born in Stuttgart. His father is Tunisian and his mother is German.
Sami Khedira Wife
It is not clear if Sami Khedira is married or not. He has in the past been linked with a number of women, including German fashion model Lena Gercke and Brazilian actress and model Adriana Lima.He reportedly dated Gercke from 2011 to 2015. In 2012, they appeared on the cover of GQ’s February edition and were dubbed the German Beckhams. The couple later separated over differences on their plans for the future.
In 2015, Sami Khedira was linked to German model Stefanie Giesinger. The model was frequently spotted in Turin, watching her boyfriend play for Juventus until they broke up. A year later, Khedira was pictured with Lima at a beach in Mykonos following Germany’s untimely exit from the 2016 European Championships.
Sami Khedira Fifa 18
On 4 June 2018, Khedira was included in Joachim Löw’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Sami Khedira News
Khedira admits he wanted to quit football after debut season at Juventus
Updated On: 9th June 2018
During an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has revealed that he gave serious consideration to the idea of retiring from football after his debut season in Turin. Here is what he had to say:
“I do not know if my Juventus teammates will cheer for Germany, but they respect us a lot. Maybe Buffon. I am a great admirer of his and I hope he can reciprocate.
“I thought about quitting football altogether because I was not happy after my first season at Juventus. I felt I could no longer play at the highest level. I was sustaining too many injuries and suffering a lot of tiredness. I started again with a personal dietician and specialists who take care of every aspect of my fitness. I invested in myself and came back as I had hoped.
“After the World Cup win in Brazil, we want to win again. We are hungry and we show it by continuing to win titles season after season with our club sides. We have many excellent young players who compliment us older guys very well.”