After a rather illustrious 16 year professional career, Sami Khedira has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the current campaign.
Khedira won nearly all a player could win in his career and will have ended his career helping Hertha Berlin avoid relegation down to the 2.Bundesliga. It’s hard to deny the success that Khedira has had throughout his career. Look at this list of accomplishments.
Germany: UEFA European U-21 Championship (2009), FIFA World Cup (2014)
Stuttgart: Bundesliga (2006/07)
Real Madrid: La Liga (2011/12), Copa del Rey (2010/11, 2013/14), Supercopa de España (2012), UEFA Champions League (2013/14), UEFA Super Cup (2014), FIFA Club World Cup (2014)
Juventus: Serie A (2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20), Coppa Italia (2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18), Supercoppa Italiana (2018)
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 honour 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, teammates, 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!
So long, Sami. Good luck.