Sami Khedira, the German soccer player, has shown the whole world his great potential in becoming a star. So let’s take a peek at his life, studying both his character and his career by reading some of the top facts about Sami Khedira.
Sami Khedira with his impressive history, playing for some of the most remarkable teams, has proved everyone how intelligent he is. Through years of practicing strictly, he has possessed all the traits of an incredible pro footballer. He is a dominant character on the field, whose flexibility makes it easier for him to perform a flawless job.
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From his childhood to his love life, everything about our German player is included in this article, so read on!
In April 4, 1987 Sami Khedira was born in Stuttgart, one of the cities in the southwestern Germany. Because of its automotive industry, this city is mainly associated with car lovers.
With his father from Tunisia and his mother a German, Sami grew up in a German-Tunisian family. He has two younger brothers, named Denny and Rani. The youngest child among the Khedira brothers is the 27 year old Rani.
A fact about Sami Khedira’s youngest brother is that he is a soccer player as well. Rani is currently playing for FC Augsburg. He once told the media that his father and Sami were the ones who encouraged him to play football.
When he was a child, Sami and his family would always go to Tunisia on holidays. In summer, Sami would spend more than a month in his father’s hometown. These vacations played an important role in creating Sami’s passion for football.
In the above picture you can see Sami next to his brothers.
Playing with local kids in the neighbors or on the beach, Sami gradually became interested in the world of football. Soon enough, he made lots of friends in Tunisia and learned playing lessons from them.
Returning from vacations, Sami Khedira would either practice with his brother or his friends at school. Quickly everyone figured out how insistent he is, and therefore his father agreed with Sami joining the VfB Stuttgart club at the age 8.
From 1995 up to 2004, Sami spent most of his days training at the youth club until he was qualified as a professional footballer. Little did he know what a bright future was awaiting him.
Sami Khedira started his senior career by playing inVfB Stuttgart II
. In two seasons from 2004 up to 2006, he made 21 appearances and scored one goal overall. Early in his senior years, in season 2006-2007, he was announced as a member of VfB's Bundesliga team.
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On the first day of October 2006, Sami Khedira had his senior debut against Hertha BSC, but the game finished with a 2-2 away draw. Around 4 months later, on 29 January, Sami scored his debut goal and also another goal which led to a 3-0 victory for VfB Stuttgart againstSchalke 04
Later in 2006, he extended his contract withVfB Stuttgart
up until 2010. He was getting wilder and so much better each season; he was trying to prove people that he has no limits, he gets what he wants and nobody can expect him to slow down even just a little bit. He was thirsty for success, and progress was the only way to nourish himself.
In 2010 a massive change in Sami Khedira's life took place and as a result, Khedira left VfB Stuttgart forReal Madrid
. 14 days after signing his contract with the club, Sami made his debut for Real Madrid. Both teams, Real Madrid andBayern Munich
, played against each other in a friendly match for Franz-Beckenbauer-Cup, the results concluded with a 4-2 win for Real Madrid.
First season in Real Madrid was a pretty busy period for Khedira, overall he appeared 40 times like a shining star and had his league debut on the last day of August. It was a friendly fixture againstMallorca
football club, which was finished with a 0-0 away draw.
Nearly a year later, in 20 April 2011, when Real Madrid won the Copa del Rey final againstBarcelona
football club, Khedira also won his first club honour.
A few months later in the Champions League, Khedira scored his debut goal for Real Madrid in a game against Olympique Lyonnais. And then shortly after that, in a match against Málaga CF he scored his firstCopa del Rey
goal. Also in another fixture against RCD Espanyol, Sami scored his first league goal. It was probably the busiest season in Sami Khedira’s entire career!
By scoring his second league goal, Real Madrid made a new La Liga record with 108 goals in the same season. Khedira also had a stunning appearance in the UEFA Championship League, and luckily enough Real Madrid won the final with a 4-1 victory overAtletico Madrid
On the whole, Sami Khedira made 102 appearances and scored 6 goals for Real Madrid.
Khedira finally left Real Madrid and joined the Italian team,Juventus
. But misfortune never knocks on the door before storming in! As a matter of fact, Khedira didn’t have a remarkable start with Juventus. After 10 days of signing his contract, Sami got terribly injured in a friendly game againstMarseille
. It was said to be a pulled hamstring, which not only kept him away from playing at the Supercoppa Italina but also he had to stay out of the field for two months.
Finally on 30 September, his recovery days were over and Sami was back on the field so as to play at the Champions League. 4 days later he made his first Serie A appearance, scoring two goals againstBologna
with the result of 3-1 victory for Juventus.
While playing againstTorino
at the 2015-2016 Serie A season, Khedira was given a red card due to dissent, and it was right after scoring his fourth league goal.
Later in 2016, Khedira scored the opening goal of the 2016–2017 Serie A season, in a match againstFiorentina
which ended with a 2-1 win for Juventus. One year later in a thrilling fixture againstUdinese
, Sami Khedira scored his first hat-trick, which led to the result of a 6-2 win for Juventus.
fact about Sami Khedira
is that in 2019, doctors told him that he has to stop playing for a few while because apparently, he had unusual heartbeats. Surely denying the signs and also the treatment would have been a serious harm to his health. But thankfully Sami didn’t want to ignore anything and as a result, decided to spend a few while relaxing until the recovery day were over and he was back in the games again.
Obviously Sami was an important player for Juventus football club, he made some outstanding appearances with breathtaking moves that would confuse all the players in the other teams. Overall, Khedira scored 21 goals for Juventus, which makes the most goals in his entire senior career so far.
Sami Khedira’s glorious days in Juventus were finally over in 2021. He signed his contract with Hertha BSC, a few days ago on 11 February 2021 and is currently playing for this German team.
Sami Khedira’s salary
is allegedly $11 million.
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Sami Khedira has presented Germany national football club at various youth levels, including U17 and U21.
But he’s been officially playing as a pro footballer forGermany
national team ever since 2009. He had his senior debut when he was 22 years old, in a friendly fixture withSouth Africa
. In 2010, it was confirmed that Sami Khedira would be playing for Germany at the 2010 World Cup. Also in the same year, he scored his senior international debut goal on 10 July.
Sami was a member of the German squad to play at the UEFA Euro 2012 qualification games. He has also played alongside with his country’s national team at 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup.
Out of all the 77 caps he has for Germany, he’s had the chance to score 7 goals so far.
Sami Khedira’s market value
is around $2.20 million.
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fact about Sami Khedira
is that apparently, he has a taste for magnificent models!
In 2011 there were some assumptions about Sami Khedira dating Lena Gercke. She is a German model who won the first cycle of Germany's Next Topmodel. It took the stunning couple about a year to confirm their relationship. Therefore in 2012, there was a picture of Sami holding Lena on the front page of GQ magazine.
Their relationship seemed pretty much serious and everyone would think Sami was going to propose Lena sooner or later, but unfortunately they broke up after 4 year in 2015. The reason behind such heartbreaking decision is said to be differences in opinion.
Apparently, Lena Gercke was a lover of kids, she wanted to have children while Sami Khedira didn’t really feel the same way. He was reluctant because having children wasn’t his priority, he was defiantly in a sensitive situation where he only needed to concentrate on his career. He was surrounded by the world of football and the only thing he would consider as a long time goal, was succeeding day after day.
Later in the same year, Sami was said to be seeing the German model, Stefanie Giesinger. Stefanie was born in 27 August 1996 and was the winner of the Germany's Next Topmodel, season 9. She was seen a few times in the stadium, sitting on the stands and watching Sami playing on the field. But the two of them broke up after a short-term relationship due to some unidentified reasons.
fact about Sami Khedira
is that he also used to date the supermodel Adriana Lima. For a long time, this 39 year old beauty was being called ‘one of the most valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel’ but sadly this relationship didn’t last that long either and the two of them finally found their ways better separated.
But again in 2020 there were rumors that Sami Kheira was dating Melanie Leupolz, who is a soccer player as well. However, these rumors stay rumors since nothing has been confirmed from either of them.
Melanie Leupolz was born in the city of Wangen im Allgäu, located in southeastern Germany. She’s 7 years younger than Sami and is currently playing for bothChelsea F.C. Women
andFC Bayern Munich
They have never been spotted anywhere together before and since nothing has been officially confirmed from anyone, we assume the one and only Sami Khedira is single at the moment.
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Sami’s German mother is called Doris Khedira and his Tunisian father is Lazhar Khedira. The two of them first met each other in their twenties. Actually their love story is quite impressive and might be interesting to know.
Many years ago Doris decided to travel to South Africa for vacation, and that’s exactly when Lazhar met the love of his life. They instantly started going out and soon enough they fell in love. Unfortunately, Doris didn’t have a choice but to go back to Germany. But even the fact that the two of them had been living miles away from each other, didn’t stop their love.
They would try to visit one another quite often until once that Lazhar was in Germany, his visa got expired and the fact that he didn’t want to go back to his homeland, encouraged him to finally marry Doris. So their love became official and a few years later, their first child, the German footballer we all know about, was born.
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Sami Khedira’s social media
is there for the fans who want to know more about the German footballer. Sami is active on Instagram (@sami_khedira6
) with 6 million followers, Twitter (@SamiKhedira
) with more than 460k followers and also on Facebook (@samikhedira1987
) with 8.6m followers.
He also has a website for everyone to check out the latest news about him: www.sami-khedira.com
The German footballer posts pictures himself on social media, wearing his team’s jersey, playing on the field, hanging out with his teammates and literally all the pictures are mostly related to his job.
Obviously the only thing that Sami wants people to see is that side of his life which is based on his job. He doesn’t really want to share those very personal moments of his life with people.
Now let’s take a quick look at some of the basic facts about Sami Khedira that every fan needs to know.
Date of Birth:
April 4, 1987
Place of Birth:
A mostly known fact about Sami Khedira is that he prefers playing with his right foot. He always puts everything he’s got into any game he plays. With his dynamic movements on the field that impresses anyone, he can reach the ball in the flash on an eye.
Sami Khedira’s body measurements
are as follows: Weight: 81 kg, Height: 188 cm, Waist size: 111 cm, Biceps: 30 cm, Bust size: 130 cm and Feet size: 9.5
Although he usually plays as a central midfield, he can switch positions anytime and cover the field perfectly.
Sami Khedira’s net worth
is approximately $60 million.