Hertha Berlin midfielder Sami Khedira has confirmed he will retire at the end of
the season after a 15-year professional career.
The 34-year-old won a host of trophies in his career including the World Cup, Champions
League and domestic titles in Germany, Spain, and Italy.
Khedira joined Hertha in February after five-and-a-half years with Serie A giants
Juventus, where he won five Scudettos and three Coppa Italia titles.
Prior to that, he enjoyed five seasons at Real Madrid, claiming one LaLiga title and the
Champions League in 2013-14 and the Bundesliga with Stuttgart.
He made 77 appearances for Germany and was an important part of the squad that won
the 2014 World Cup.
In a post on Instagram, Khedira confirmed that Hertha’s season finale against
Hoffenheim on Saturday will be his last match.
Time to say goodbye,” Khedira wrote. “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 honor 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, team-mates, 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!”