Sami Khedira is a German footballer currently playing for Real Madrid and the German national team. He is considered a dynamic midfielder with "flawless aerial ability". Prior to joining the youth team of VfB Stuttgart in 1995, he played at TV Oeffingen. He made his team debut on 1 October 2006 against Hertha BSC. He scored his first two goals on 29 October in a game against Schalke 04. On 29 January 2007 he signed his first professional contract at VfB, keeping him at the club till 2009. On 30 July 2010 Khedira moved to Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee, signing a contract until 2015. Khedira made his debut for Real Madrid on 13 August 2010 in a friendly match against FC Bayern Munich, which Real Madrid won 4–2 on penalties. On 20 April 2011, he won his first title with Real Madrid: Spanish Copa del Rey, against FC Barcelona. He scored his first competitive goal for Real Madrid in the Champions League, on 18 October 2011 against Olympique Lyonnais. Khedira has appeared 30 times in several German youth national teams. He has captained the side during the European Under-21 Championship 2009, which Germany has won in the final against England 4–0. On 10 July 2010, he scored Germanys 16th and last goal of the tournament in the third place match against Uruguay, helping the young German team to a bronze medal.