Sami Khedira (born 4 April 1987) is a German footballer currently playing for Real Madrid and the German national team. Khedira moved to Real Madrid from VfB Stuttgart in 2010. He is considered a dynamic midfielder with 'flawless aerial ability' who can cover a lot of ground, recover the ball and quickly join in the team attack with his powerful mid-range shooting.
Khedira's father is from Tunisia and his mother is from Germany. Sami's younger brother Rani plays for the youth ranks of VfB Stuttgart and is a member of the Germany U17 team. He is dating German fashion model Lena Gercke since May 2011. Both were featured in a February 2012 GQ cover story.