World cup winner Sami Khedira will retire from Football when the Bundesliga season finishes this weekend.
The former Germany midfielder told reporters in the German capital on Wednesday.
Khedira, a World Cup winner in 2014, made the last of his 77 appearances for his national team in the infamous 2-0 defeat to South Korea four years later in Russia, when the holders crashed out at the group stage.
The 34-year-old started his career at Stuttgart, where he won the 2007 Bundesliga title.
He joined Real Madrid after the 2010 World Cup finals, recovering from a serious knee injury at the start of 2013-14 to win that season’s Champions League final.
Khedira won a World Cup winners medal in Brazil despite having to withdraw from Germany’s starting line-up before the final after picking up an injury during the warm-up.