THE JUVE STORY's WORLD CUP PROFILE | KHEDIRA

G-Man in the Middle | Sami Khedira

This German international champion comes with assurances of which strength, intelligence and power are only but a few. Unsung midfielder, Khedira is known to do whatever is required to help the team to victory including regularly putting it in the back of the net himself. 

(illustration by Marco and Mauro La Villa)


PROFILE

AGE |31

POSITION | Midfielder 

JUVENTUS NO. | 6

GERMANY NO. | 6

ORIGINS

BORN |April 4, 1987

BIRTH CITY Stuttgart, West Germany

PRE-JUVE TEAM | Real Madrid

HONORS

JUVENTUS | Serie A Scudetto (2016, 2017, 2018), Coppa Italia (2016, 2017, 2018)

BAYERN MUNICH La Liga (2012), Copa Del Rey (2011, 2014), Supercopa de España (2012), UEFA Champions League (2014), UEFA Super Cup (2014), FIFA Club World Cup (2014)


Sami Khedira and  The Bianconeri

On 9 June 2015, Italian side Juventus announced that Khedira had signed a four-year deal on a free transfer. The move was completed on 1 July, at the start of the 2015–16 season.

On 1 August, Khedira was stretchered off the pitch after just 25 minutes while playing in a pre-season friendly match against Marseille with a hamstring injury and was ruled out of the Supercoppa Italiana a week later against Lazio. Two days later Juventus confirmed that it was actually a muscle tear in his right thigh, and that he would be sidelined for approximately two months. He was called back to action on 30 September as he started in a Champions League group stage match in a 2–0 win over Sevilla. On 4 October, Khedira made his Serie A debut, starting and scoring the final goal of a 3–1 home win against Bologna in the 63rd minute. (Source: Wikipedia / Read more here.)