911 Love: Sami Khedira
This world champion soccer player lives a cosmopolitan life and is firmly committed to Porsche’s youth development program.
With a German mother and Tunisian father, Khedira (33) was born in Stuttgart, has two passports, and is currently playing in Italy for Juventus Turin. The greatest successes of his career thus far were both in 2014, when he won the Champions League with Real Madrid in Spain and the FIFA World Cup with the German national team in Brazil. Khedira's connection with Porsche extends beyond love for the 911. He is an ambassador for the Turbo for Talents youth development program.
What is love?
A feeling of great affection and close connection.
How are you?
I'm doing very well, thanks.
How would you describe the Porsche 911 in a nutshell?
Absolutely fascinating! It's fast and a lot of fun, but it also gives you a comfortable driving experience.
Which very simple things can make you very happy?
The chance to play the sport I love every day—namely, kicking a ball around.
What’s your favorite road?
I don't have one, but I do like German autobahns.
What can distract you?
Hopefully not the goalie :-)
Three things you would take to a deserted island?
A soccer ball, my family, and a toolbox.
Whom or what do you admire?
People who are determined to achieve their goals.
What on a 911 could you do without?
And what couldn’t you?
The sports seats.
What music did you wake up to this morning?
Good question—I'd have to call the radio station and ask what they were playing.
Your favorite film?
Ridley Scott’s Gladiator.
Your favorite book?
I’m very interested in non-fiction.
Your latest social media post?
A photo from our practice.
Your most treasured possession?
My family and friends.
Coffee or tea?
The 911 moment of your life?
Every time I start it up.
Your best advice?
Never give up, and always follow your dreams.
What would no one expect of you?
I can be an awfully good cook.