Sami Khedira announced his retirement from football at the end of the season after an illustrious 15-year career.
The 34 years old German midfielder currently playing for Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin. He joined the German side last January after 6 years at Juventus. Khedira made his debut in 2004 for VfB Stuttgart. In 2010 he moved to Spain and joined Real Madrid. He won a La Liga title with Real Madrid in the 2011-12 season. In the 2013-14 season, he won the UEFA Champions League as well with Real Madrid. Khedira has made 161 appearances for Real Madrid and scored 9 goals.
In 2015 he left the Spanish side and joined Juventus. The German midfielder has won 6 straight Serie A titles and 4 Copa Italia titles in his tenure in Italy. He has scored 21 goals in 144 games for the Italian giant.
Khedira has already issued a statement regarding his decision. The statement read, “Time to say goodbye. It’s never easy to make life-changing decisions. But sometimes you have to.”
“On Saturday I will play my last game in my career! It was an honor for me to play for some of the biggest clubs out there, to win remarkable titles, and to be part of a historic moment when we held the World Cup trophy in our hands back in 2014!”
“Thanks to all the fans, supporters, team-mates, coaches, and of course my family and friends. You‘ve always been there for me alongside this journey that comes to an end now. We‘ll see each other again!”