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Sami Khedira

Sami Khedira

Clubs: VfB Stuttgart, Real Madrid CF

• A victorious captain for Germany at Under-21 level in 2009, Sami Khedira proved his worth with the seniors at the following year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa, which helped him secure a move from Stuttgart to Madrid. A reliable defensive midfielder, his energy and application are second to none.

• Born in Stuttgart to a German mother and Tunisian father, Khedira made his Bundesliga debut for his home-town club in October 2006 and scored his first two goals later that month in a 3-0 defeat of FC Schalke 04; ended his first season as a title winner, heading the decisive goal in a last-day home win against FC Energie Cottbus.

• Scored a career-best seven Bundesliga goals in 2008/09, including both in a 2-2 home draw with FC Bayern München; no goals in 2009/10 until the last game before the winter break – a 3-1 home win versus TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

• Started all seven matches for Germany at the 2010 FIFA World Cup as the replacement for injured skipper Michael Ballack; ended a fine tournament by scoring his first international goal, in a 3-2 defeat of Uruguay in the third-place play-off.

• Joined Madrid in July 2010 for a reported €12m and won the Liga title in his second season, when he scored in a 2-1 victory against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Started all five of Germany's games later that year at UEFA EURO 2012, scoring in the quarter-final win against Greece.

• Suffered a serious knee injury while on international duty in November 2013 but returned in time to start the UEFA Champions League final victory against Club Atlético de Madrid in Lisbon.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2014
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: winner 2009

Last updated: 29/05/14 16.10CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Sami Khedira
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 04/04/1987 (28)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Juventus ( ITA)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    19/09/07: Rangers 2-1 Stuttgart
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    16/10/03: Germany 1-0 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Germany U-21103
Germany U-1752

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid341
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 01/10/2015 01:17 CET