Sami Khedira (born 4 April 1987 in Stuttgart) is a German football player. Before joining the youth team of VfB Stuttgart in 1995, he played at TV Oeffingen. In the first months of the 2006–07 season, he was called up into VfB’s Bundesliga squad by manager Armin Veh. His debut followed on 1 October 2006 against Hertha Berlin. 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, valid until June 2009. On 9 July 2008 he extended his contract until the summer of 2011. Khedira, who usually plays in midfield, has appeared 30 times in several German youth national teams, currently being a member of the U-21 squad.
Edin Džeko (born 17 March 1986 in Sarajevo) is a Bosnian football striker who currently plays for German Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg and the Bosnian national team. Prior to arriving at Volkswagen Arena in 2007 he played for FK Željezničar, FK Ústí nad Labem and FK Teplice.