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Sami Khedira

Sami Khedira (; ) (born 4 April 1987) is a Germany Association football currently playing for Real Madrid C.F. and the Germany national football team. Khedira moved to Real Madrid from VfB Stuttgart in 2010. Sami Khedira is considered a dynamic midfielder with 'flawless aerial ability' who can cover a lot of ground, recover the ball and quickly join in the team attack with Sami Khedira powerful mid-range shooting.

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Sami Khedira biography


Sami Khedira (; ) (born 4 April 1987) is a Germany Association football currently playing for Real Madrid C.F. and the Germany national football team. Khedira moved to Real Madrid from VfB Stuttgart in 2010. Sami Khedira is considered a dynamic midfielder with 'flawless aerial ability' who can cover a lot of ground, recover the ball and quickly join in the team attack with Sami Khedira powerful mid-range shooting.

On 9 July 2008 Sami Khedira extended Sami Khedira contract until the summer of 2011.

Real Madrid

On 30 July 2010 Khedira moved to Real Madrid C.F. for an undisclosed fee.
Khedira was assigned the number 24 shirt, since 2011–2012 La Liga season Sami Khedira changed to the number "6" jersey. Khedira made Sami Khedira debut for Real Madrid on 13 August 2010 in a friendly match against FC Bayern Munich, which Real Madrid won 4–2 in penalties. This resulted in Real Madrid winning the Franz-Beckenbauer-Cup. Sami Khedira 2010–11 La Liga debut came on 29 August, in a 0–0 draw against RCD Mallorca. On 20 April 2011, Sami Khedira won Sami Khedira first title with Real Madrid: Spanish 2011 Copa del Rey Final, against FC Barcelona. On 3 August 2011, Sami Khedira scored Sami Khedira first goal for Real Madrid during a pre-season match against Guangzhou Evergrande F.C.. Sami Khedira scored Sami Khedira first competitive goal for Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, on 18 October 2011 against Olympique Lyonnais.

International career

Youth teams and debut

Khedira has appeared 30 times in several German youth national teams, Sami Khedira captained the side during the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, which Germany_national_youth_football_team Germany_national_under-17_squad has won in the final against England national under-17 football team 4–0.

Khedira made Sami Khedira debut for the senior national squad on 5 September 2009 in a friendly match against South Africa national football team. Sami Khedira was substituted on in the 73rd minute for Simon Rolfes.

World Cup 2010

Sami Khedira was called up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup squads Germany for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa by coach Joachim Löw. Filling in for injured Michael Ballack as Midfielder Defensive_midfielder, Sami Khedira played in all seven matches, and was only substituted twice. After appearances in five friendlies prior to the World Cup, Sami Khedira made Sami Khedira first competitive match against Australia national football team in Germanys first 2010 FIFA World Cup Group D game. On 10 July 2010, with Sami Khedira first international goal on senior level, Sami Khedira scored 2010 FIFA World Cup statistics Scoring of the tournament in the third place match against Uruguay national football team. This game-winning header eight minutes from time ensured the final 3–2 score and won the 2010 FIFA World Cup squads Average age of squads the bronze medal.

Euro 2012

Khedira was in the starting lineup in eight UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying matches for UEFA Euro 2012, helping Germany top their UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group A with a record ten wins out of ten matches.

International goals

Scores and results table. Germany's goal tally first:

and Sami Khedira mother is from Germany. Sami's younger brother Rani Khedira plays for the youth ranks of VfB Stuttgart and is a member of the Germany national youth football team. Sami Khedira is dating German fashion model Lena Gercke since May 2011. Both were featured in a February 2012 GQ cover story.

Club statistics

Last update: 4 March 2012.

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Honours

Club

VfB Stuttgart
- Fußball-Bundesliga: 2006–07 Fußball-Bundesliga

Real Madrid
- Copa del Rey: 2010–11 Copa del Rey

Country

Germany
- FIFA World Cup: 3rd place 2010 FIFA World Cup
- UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship: 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_Khedira

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