Sami Khedira, the Hertha Berlin midfielder, has announced his retirement at the end of the season after a 15-year professional career. In his career, the 34-year-old has won several trophies, including the World Cup, the Champions League, and domestic titles in Germany, Spain, and Italy.
Sami Khedira Announces Retirement
Khedira announced on Instagram that Hertha’s season finale against Hoffenheim on Saturday would be his last match.
Khedira said, “It’s time to say goodbye. Making life-altering choices is never straightforward. However, there are moments that you do. I’ll enjoy the last game of my career on Saturday! It was a privilege for me to play for some of the world’s most prestigious teams, win incredible trophies, and be a part of history as we had the World Cup trophy in our hands in 2014!
I’d like to express my gratitude to all of the people, sponsors, teammates, coaches, and, of course, my family and friends. You’ve always been there for me during this trip, which is now coming to an end. We’ll cross paths again!”
All the best for your retirement, @SamiKhedira! 💐
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) May 19, 2021
The midfielder progressed through the ranks at Stuttgart, where he won the Bundesliga title in his first season as a senior player in 2006-07.
Khedira won the Serie A championship in each of his five seasons. With Juve before joining Hertha Berlin for the current season. However, the midfielder’s most impressive achievement came in 2014. When he was a central member of Germany’s World Cup-winning squad in Brazil.