Sami Khedira joined Juventus in the summer of 2015 on a free transfer from Real Madrid after his contract expired with the Spanish club. Juventus fans knew that they were getting a quality midfielder, a Champions League winner, and a World Cup winner. What they may or may not have known though, was that they were getting a quality person as well - and one that perfectly fits in with Lo Stile Juve.
Sami Khedira began his career coming up through the VFB Stuggart system, which is also the place where he was born and raised. When he joined up with the German National Team for their game against Norway yesterday, he decided it was time to give back to the community - which he did in a big way. Khedira donated 1200 tickets to children from the Stuggart area who were suffering from cancer or disabilities, and for that, he should certainly be celebrated.
After picking up a knock earlier in the International Break, Sami played 29 minutes of the German’s 6-0 domination of Norway. As expected, his forever grateful fans brought him a banner of thanks.
Sami also took to twitter to thank his fans as well.
It’s very nice to see that for a few moments, one of our players is looking past form, results and money and using sport to improve the lives of so many people. Cheers Sami, you did a very good thing.