Sami Khedira Biography

Sami Khedira is the German international footballer who plays as the midfielder for Spanish side Real Madrid. He is best known for his defensive ability, while he can also play in a variety of positions including certain attacking positions. Sami Khedira started his youth career with German club TV Oeffingen, but he has soon spotted by scouts from German club VfB Stuttgart. He decided to move to VfB Stuttgart in 1995 and spent the rest of his youth career with Stuttgart. It was not surprising to see Sami Khedira making his debut for the VfB Stuttgart reserve team in 2004.

He spent two seasons in the reserve team and made 21 appearances. Even though he scored only one goal, his defensive ability gave Stuttgart enough confidence to put him in the first team. Sami Khedira was promoted to the first team in 2006. He made his debut against Hertha Berlin in October 2006. His first goals came in the match against Schalke when he scored two goals to help this team win a remarkable match. Such impressive performances in his first-ever season itself gave Stuttgart enough reasons to provide him with a new contract.

It was announced in the middle of the 2006-07 season that Sami Khedira had indeed signed a new contract that would keep him at the club until 2009. Sami Khedira soon became an established player at VFB Stuttgart. He went on to make more than 30 appearances in the next few seasons with the club. The 2008-09 season was probably the best in terms of reflecting his attacking intent, as he scored seven goals in 27 League appearances. The 2009-10 season was also extremely important for the player, as it was the season just before the FIFA 2010 World Cup. Sami Khedira impressed sufficiently to earn a call up to the World Cup squad.

After performing exceptionally at the World Cup, there were intense rumours suggesting that Sami Khedira would be leaving Stuttgart. Finally, it was confirmed that Stuttgart had indeed agreed a deal with Real Madrid in the summer of 2010 just after the completion of the World Cup. Sami Khedira made his League debut for Real Madrid in a match against Mallorca. In his first season with Real Madrid, Khedira was unable to win the la Liga title, but still he had the Copa del Rey win.

Despite being relatively young, Khedira has won the Bundesliga title in an exceptional season for Stuttgart.

Internationally, Khedira has represented the Germany under 17 and the Germany under 21 teams before making his formal debut for the senior team in 2009. He has made 22 appearances till date and scored one goal. The FIFA 2010 World Cup was the first major tournament Khedira has represented for Germany. He was instrumental in helping this nation captured the third position in the 2010 World Cup after scoring in the play-offs.

He was part of the German team that won the UEFA U–21 Championship in 2009.

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