Former Real Madrid and Juventus star, Sami Khedira has announced his retirement from football at the age of 34.
The former Juventus midfielder currently plays for German Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin and he has made just eight appearances, providing two assists this season.
The German midfielder released an official statement on his Twitter page to confirm retirement from the round-leather game.
“After the match on Saturday it’s time to say goodbye. So proud that I had the chance to experience all these special moments with you! Thanks to all the fans, teammates, coaches and of course my family and friends,” Khedira stated.
The World Cup winner spent most of his career at Real Madrid from 2010-15 after joining the Spanish giants from Stuttgart, then moved to Juve from 2015 to February 2021. His career has been beset by injuries, making just 145 appearances in the Bianconeri jersey over five years.
Khedira scored 21 goals for Juventus, with 13 assists, but won five Serie A titles, three Coppa Italia trophies and one Italian Supercup. His CV also includes the Champions League with Real Madrid and the 2014 World Cup for Germany.