Sami Khedira has confirmed that he will retire at the end of the season
The 34-year-old has won numerous trophies in his career, including the World Cup, UEFA Champions League and domestic titles in Germany, Spain and Italy.
Time to say goodbye
Hertha Berlin midfielder Sami Khedira has confirmed that he will retire at the end of the season after a 15-year professional career. The 34-year-old has won numerous trophies in his career, including the World Cup, UEFA Champions League and domestic titles in Germany, Spain and Italy. Khedira confirmed that Hertha’s season finale against Hoffenheim on Saturday would be his last match in an Instagram post. “Time to say goodbye,” Khedira wrote. “It’s never easy to make life-changing decisions. But sometimes you have to. So on Saturday, I will play the last game of my career! I was honoured to play for some of the biggest clubs, win great titles and be part of the historical moment when we held the World Cup trophy back in 2014!
“Thanks to all the fans, supporters, teammates, coaches and of course my family and friends. You have always been by my side along with this journey that ends now. We will see you again!” The midfielder came up through the ranks at Stuttgart and, in 2006-07, his first season of senior football, and he helped the club for the Bundesliga title. After earning his way to the German national team, Khedira moved to Real Madrid after an impressive 2010 FIFA World Cup performance. In Madrid, Khedira won the Copa del Rey three times, one La Liga and one Champions League in five seasons before joining Juventus ahead of the 2015-16 season. Khedira won Serie A titles in each of his five seasons with Juventus, returning to Germany to join Hertha Berlin on the eve of the current campaign.
However, perhaps the midfielder’s most memorable career achievement came in 2014 when he was a key member of Germany’s victorious squad at the World Cup in Brazil.