Profile

Thomas Hitzlsperger

Footballer
Male
Born Apr 5, 1982

Thomas Hitzlsperger is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Everton. Hitzlsperger spent the early part of his career playing for Aston Villa in England (accompanied by a short loan spell at Chesterfield), before returning to Germany to play for Stuttgart. In 2010 he signed for Italian side Lazio, before moving back to England to join West Ham United later that year. Hitzlsperger has also represented the German national team, earning 52 caps.… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Thomas Hitzlsperger.

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Thomas Hitzlsperger.

CHILDHOOD

1982 Birth Born on April 5, 1982.
1988 6 Years Old After joining the VfB Forstinning youth team in 1988, Hitzlsperger signed to the Bayern Munich Junior Team, but agreed to leave at the end of the 1999–2000 season.

TEENAGE

2000 18 Years Old After a short trial with Celtic in August 2000, Hitzlsperger joined Aston Villa on a free youth transfer from Bayern Munich.
2001 19 Years Old 1 More Event
He made his Aston Villa debut in a 3–0 home defeat to Liverpool on 13 January 2001 as an 84th-minute substitute for Jlloyd Samuel; it was his only appearance during his first season in England.

TWENTIES

2002 20 Years Old 1 More Event
On 20 April 2002, away to already relegated Leicester City, he hit the post after five minutes, from which Peter Crouch opened the scoring from the rebound; Hitzlsperger later scored his first senior goal in the 2–2 draw, from a solo run.
2004 - 2005 2 More Events
2006 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Hitzlsperger also represented the German national team, earning 52 caps and being selected for the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008. … Read More
2007 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2007, Hitzlsperger split after an eight-year relationship from his longtime girlfriend, Inga, just one month before they were due to get married.
2008 26 Years Old On 22 July 2008, he was appointed the new captain by manager Armin Veh following the departure of Fernando Meira.
2009 27 Years Old On 1 December 2009, he was deposed as team captain by Stuttgart's new manager Markus Babbel.
2010 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On 31 January 2010, Hitzlsperger moved to Lazio on six-month contract, for around €550,000. … Read More
2011 29 Years Old On 17 August 2011, Hitzlsperger signed for Bundesliga club Wolfsburg on a three-year deal, after being released by West Ham three months earlier. … Read More

THIRTIES

2012 30 Years Old On 19 October 2012, Hitzlsperger joined Premier League club Everton, after a spell on trial with the club, on a short term contract until January 2013. … Read More
2013 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On 11 January 2013 he signed an extension to his contract, keeping him at the club until the end of the season. … Read More
2014 32 Years Old On 8 January 2014, he became the highest-profile footballer to come out as gay to date. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hitzlsperger.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.