A top quality footballer who always makes a contribution to the team, Khedira is a dynamic midfielder who covers all of the pitch, wins the ball back in the middle and joins the attack. He is very powerful in the air thanks to his height (1.89 metres) and has a powerful shot from medium range.
He joined Real Madrid at the age of 23 when he already had plenty of experience and had won several important honours. He started at the Stuttgart youth academy and rose through the ranks until he made his first team debut in 2006-07 at the age of 19. That season he was a key player and helped his team to win their fifth Bundesliga Championship.
Khedira has also won honours on an international level. He was captain of the German Under 21 team that won the UEFA Championship in Sweden and was also a regular in the German national team that won third place in the FIFA World Cup in 2010. His brilliant performances at that tournament were instrumental in his signing for Real Madrid the same year.