KHEDIRA: VFB STUTTGART CAREER REVIEWED

German midfielder Sami Khediraplayed for TV Oeffingen before signing for the youth team at VfB Stuttgart in 1995. He was promoted to the Stuttgart first team in the opening weeks of the 2006/07 Bundesliga season by manager Armin Veh. Sami Khedira made his Stuttgart debut as a substitute for Antonio da Silva during the 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin on October 1, 2006.


Sami Khedira scored his first pair of goals for Stuttgart during the 3-0 home win over Schalke 04 on October 29, 2006. He signed his first professional contract at Stuttgart on January 29, 2007 until June 2009. In the final game of the 2006/07 season, Khedira scored the winning goal as Stuttgart came from behind to beat Energie Cottbus 2-1 and become Bundesliga champions for the first time in 15 years.

Khedira put pen to paper on a new contract at VfB Stuttgart on July 9, 2008, valid until the summer of 2011. In the following season, he scored seven times in 27 league games including the two goals in the 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich on December 13.

Real Madrid secured the signing of Sami Khedira from Stuttgart on July 30, 2010 for an undisclosed fee. The midfielder left Stuttgart for Real Madrid after 98 appearances in the German Bundesliga. He signed a five-year deal at Madrid until 2015. Khediraplayed his first game for Real Madrid in a friendly clash against Bayern Munich for the Franz Beckenbauer Cup which Real Madrid won 4-2 on penalties. The midfielder made his debut in the Spanish La Liga during the goalless draw at Real Mallorca. In his first season in Spanish football, Khedira made 40 appearances for Real Madrid in all competitions, winning his first major honour thanks to the Copa Del Rey final win over Barcelona in April 2011.

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