Thomas Hitzlsperger

Date of birth05 April 1982
Place of birthMunich
NationalityGerman
Weight77 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionMidfielder

Having developed with Bayern Munich from a very early age, Thomas opted for a change of scene and was snapped up by Aston Villa.

Capped by Germany at youth level, he first came to prominence playing for his country in the 1999 World Under-17 Youth Championships in New Zealand.

Thomas returned to Germany in July 2005 when he joined VfB Stuttgart with a two-year contract.

He joined Everton in October 2012 with a contract to January 2013 that was then extended to June 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bayern München 01 Jul 1999 08 Aug 2000
Chesterfield 26 Oct 2001 10 Dec 2001 L
Aston Villa 01 Dec 2001 30 Jun 2005
VfB Stuttgart 01 Jul 2005 31 Jan 2010
Lazio 31 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2010
West Ham United 01 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2011
VfL Wolfsburg 17 Aug 2011 30 Jun 2012
Everton 19 Oct 2012 30 Jun 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Aston Villa Premier League
1
2001-02 Aston Villa Premier League 11
1
1
1
2001-02 Chesterfield LDV Vans Trophy 1
2001-02 Chesterfield League Division 2 5
2002-03 Aston Villa League Cup 2
1
2
2002-03 Aston Villa Premier League 24
2
2
3
2002-03 Aston Villa UEFA Intertoto Cup 4
2003-04 Aston Villa FA Cup
1
2003-04 Aston Villa League Cup 2
3
2
1
2003-04 Aston Villa Premier League 22
10
3
4
2004-05 Aston Villa League Cup
2
2004-05 Aston Villa Premier League 17
11
2
1
2005-06 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 24
2
2
4
2005-06 VfB Stuttgart UEFA Cup 1
1
1
2006-07 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 25
5
7
4
1
2007-08 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 22
5
2
2010-11 West Ham United FA Cup 2
1
1
2010-11 West Ham United Premier League 11
2
1
2012-13 Everton FA Cup
2
2012-13 Everton Premier League 4
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Jan 2001 Aston Villa v Liverpool L 0-3 Premier League
23 Feb 2002 Manchester United v Aston Villa L 1-0 Premier League
02 Mar 2002 Aston Villa v West Ham United W 2-1 Premier League
05 Mar 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa L 3-0 Premier League
17 Mar 2002 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 1-2 Premier League
23 Mar 2002 Ipswich Town v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
30 Mar 2002 Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa L 3-2 Premier League
02 Apr 2002 Aston Villa v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
06 Apr 2002 Middlesbrough v Aston Villa L 2-1 Premier League
13 Apr 2002 Aston Villa v Leeds United L 0-1 Premier League
20 Apr 2002 Leicester City v Aston Villa D 2-2 Premier League
27 Apr 2002 Aston Villa v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
11 May 2002 Chelsea v Aston Villa W 1-3 Premier League
21 Jul 2002 FC Zürich v Aston Villa L 2-0 Intertoto Cup 3rd round 1st leg
27 Jul 2002 Aston Villa v FC Zürich W 3-0
Agg: 3-2
Intertoto Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
31 Jul 2002 Lille OSC v Aston Villa D 1-1 Intertoto Cup Semi-final 1st leg
07 Aug 2002 Aston Villa v Lille L 0-2
Agg: 1-3
Intertoto Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
18 Aug 2002 Aston Villa v Liverpool L 0-1 Premier League
26 Oct 2002 Manchester United v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
06 Nov 2002 Oxford United v Aston Villa W 0-3 League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 2002 Aston Villa v Fulham W 3-1 Premier League
16 Nov 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
23 Nov 2002 Aston Villa v West Ham United W 4-1 Premier League
30 Nov 2002 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 3-1 Premier League
04 Dec 2002 Aston Villa v Preston North End W 5-0 League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 2002 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
14 Dec 2002 Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 Premier League
18 Dec 2002 Aston Villa v Liverpool L 3-4 League Cup 5th round
21 Dec 2002 Chelsea v Aston Villa L 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2002 Manchester City v Aston Villa L 3-1 Premier League
28 Dec 2002 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough W 1-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2003 Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers W 2-0 Premier League
11 Jan 2003 Liverpool v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
18 Jan 2003 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
28 Jan 2003 Middlesbrough v Aston Villa W 2-5 Premier League
02 Feb 2003 Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers W 3-0 Premier League
08 Feb 2003 Fulham v Aston Villa L 2-1 Premier League
15 Mar 2003 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
22 Mar 2003 Southampton v Aston Villa D 2-2 Premier League
05 Apr 2003 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
12 Apr 2003 West Ham United v Aston Villa D 2-2 Premier League
19 Apr 2003 Aston Villa v Chelsea W 2-1 Premier League
21 Apr 2003 Newcastle United v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
26 Apr 2003 Everton v Aston Villa L 2-1 Premier League
03 May 2003 Aston Villa v Sunderland W 1-0 Premier League
11 May 2003 Leeds United v Aston Villa L 3-1 Premier League
16 Aug 2003 Portsmouth v Aston Villa L 2-1 Premier League
30 Aug 2003 Aston Villa v Leicester City W 3-1 Premier League
14 Sep 2003 Manchester City v Aston Villa L 4-1 Premier League
25 Oct 2003 Aston Villa v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
29 Oct 2003 Aston Villa v Leicester City W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 2003 Newcastle United v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
08 Nov 2003 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough L 0-2 Premier League
23 Nov 2003 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa L 2-1 Premier League
29 Nov 2003 Aston Villa v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
03 Dec 2003 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace W 3-0 League Cup 4th round
06 Dec 2003 Manchester United v Aston Villa L 4-0 Premier League
14 Dec 2003 Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-2 Premier League
17 Dec 2003 Aston Villa v Chelsea W 2-1 League Cup 5th round
20 Dec 2003 Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa W 0-2 Premier League
26 Dec 2003 Leeds United v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
28 Dec 2003 Aston Villa v Fulham W 3-0 Premier League
04 Jan 2004 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
06 Jan 2004 Aston Villa v Portsmouth W 2-1 Premier League
10 Jan 2004 Liverpool v Aston Villa L 1-0 Premier League
18 Jan 2004 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
21 Jan 2004 Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa L 5-2 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
27 Jan 2004 Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers W 2-0
Agg: 4-5
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
31 Jan 2004 Leicester City v Aston Villa W 0-5 Premier League
07 Feb 2004 Aston Villa v Leeds United W 2-0 Premier League
11 Feb 2004 Fulham v Aston Villa W 1-2 Premier League
22 Feb 2004 Aston Villa v Birmingham City D 2-2 Premier League
28 Feb 2004 Everton v Aston Villa L 2-0 Premier League
14 Mar 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa W 0-4 Premier League
20 Mar 2004 Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers L 0-2 Premier League
27 Mar 2004 Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa W 1-2 Premier League
04 Apr 2004 Aston Villa v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
10 Apr 2004 Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa D 2-2 Premier League
12 Apr 2004 Aston Villa v Chelsea W 3-2 Premier League
18 Apr 2004 Aston Villa v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
24 Apr 2004 Middlesbrough v Aston Villa W 1-2 Premier League
02 May 2004 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
08 May 2004 Southampton v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
15 May 2004 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 0-2 Premier League
14 Aug 2004 Aston Villa v Southampton W 2-0 Premier League
22 Aug 2004 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
25 Aug 2004 Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa L 3-0 Premier League
28 Aug 2004 Aston Villa v Newcastle United W 4-2 Premier League
11 Sep 2004 Aston Villa v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
18 Sep 2004 Norwich City v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
22 Sep 2004 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Cup 2nd round
25 Sep 2004 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
02 Oct 2004 Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa D 2-2 Premier League
16 Oct 2004 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 3-1 Premier League
23 Oct 2004 Aston Villa v Fulham W 2-0 Premier League
26 Oct 2004 Burnley v Aston Villa L 3-1 League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 2004 Everton v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
06 Nov 2004 Aston Villa v Portsmouth W 3-0 Premier League
13 Nov 2004 Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa W 1-2 Premier League
22 Nov 2004 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
27 Nov 2004 Manchester City v Aston Villa L 2-0 Premier League
15 Jan 2005 Aston Villa v Norwich City W 3-0 Premier League
22 Jan 2005 Manchester United v Aston Villa L 3-1 Premier League
02 Feb 2005 Fulham v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
05 Feb 2005 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 1-3 Premier League
12 Feb 2005 Portsmouth v Aston Villa W 1-2 Premier League
26 Feb 2005 Aston Villa v Everton L 1-3 Premier League
20 Mar 2005 Birmingham City v Aston Villa L 2-0 Premier League
02 Apr 2005 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 0-3 Premier League
16 Apr 2005 Southampton v Aston Villa W 2-3 Premier League
20 Apr 2005 Aston Villa v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
23 Apr 2005 Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 Premier League
01 May 2005 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa L 5-1 Premier League
07 May 2005 Aston Villa v Manchester City L 1-2 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Germany Under-18 2
1
2000-01 Germany UEFA Under-18 4
1
2000-01 Germany Under-18 3
1
2001-02 Germany Toulon Under-20 1
2001-02 Germany Under-20 5
1
2001-02 Germany Under-21 2
2002-03 Germany UEFA Under-21 3
2002-03 Germany Under-21 3
2
2003-04 Germany UEFA Under-21 3
1
1
2
2003-04 Germany Under-21 1
2004-05 Germany FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2004-05 Germany International Friendly 4
2
2005-06 Germany FIFA World Cup
1
2005-06 Germany International Friendly 1
5
2006-07 Germany International Friendly 2
2
2006-07 Germany UEFA European Championship 2
3
3
2007-08 Germany International Friendly 5
1
2007-08 Germany UEFA European Championship 6
2
1
2008-09 Germany FIFA World Cup 6
1
2008-09 Germany International Friendly 3
1
2009-10 Germany FIFA World Cup 3
2009-10 Germany International Friendly 1
2010-11 Germany International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Mar 2000 Germany v France W 4-1 U18
09 Mar 2000 Germany v France D 1-1 U18
29 Aug 2000 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 3-1 U18
31 Aug 2000 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 U18
13 Sep 2000 Austria v Germany W 0-3 U18
12 Oct 2000 France v Germany L 4-2 UEFA U18 Group 9
25 Oct 2000 Netherlands v Germany W 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 9
16 Nov 2000 Germany v France W 3-1 UEFA U18 Group 9
30 Nov 2000 Germany v Netherlands L 2-4 UEFA U18 Group 9
29 Aug 2001 Germany v Switzerland D 1-1 Under-20
02 Sep 2001 Germany v Netherlands W 2-1 Under-20
07 Nov 2001 Germany v Italy W 1-0 Under-20
05 Dec 2001 Italy v Germany L 4-1 Under-20
12 Feb 2002 Northern Ireland v Germany W 0-1 U21
26 Mar 2002 Germany v Czech Republic D 1-1 Under-20
16 Apr 2002 Germany v Russia W 2-1 U21
07 May 2002 Germany v South Africa D 1-1 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
20 Aug 2002 Italy v Germany W 0-2 U21
06 Sep 2002 Lithuania v Germany W 1-4 UEFA U21 Group 5
19 Nov 2002 Germany v Netherlands W 4-1 U21
28 Mar 2003 Germany v Lithuania W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 5
02 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Germany D 2-2 U21
06 Jun 2003 Scotland v Germany D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 5
19 Aug 2003 Russia v Germany L 2-1 U21
14 Nov 2003 Germany v Turkey W 1-0 UEFA U21 Play-off 1st leg
18 Nov 2003 Turkey v Germany D 1-1 UEFA U21 Play-off 2nd leg
28 May 2004 Germany v Switzerland W 2-1 UEFA U21 Finals Group B
02 Jun 2004 Germany v Portugal L 1-2 UEFA U21 Finals Group B
09 Oct 2004 Iran v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
17 Nov 2004 Germany v Cameroon W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Germany v Argentina D 2-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Slovenia v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-4 International Friendly
08 Jun 2005 Germany v Russia D 2-2 International Friendly
15 Jun 2005 Germany v Australia W 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
18 Jun 2005 Germany v Tunisia W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
21 Jun 2005 Germany v Argentina D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
17 Aug 2005 Netherlands v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Slovakia v Germany L 2-0 International Friendly
08 Oct 2005 Turkey v Germany L 2-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2005 Germany v China PR W 1-0 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Germany v Luxembourg W 7-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Germany v Colombia W 3-0 International Friendly
08 Jul 2006 Germany v Portugal W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
16 Aug 2006 Germany v Sweden W 3-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2006 San Marino v Germany W 0-13 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Oct 2006 Germany v Georgia W 2-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2006 Cyprus v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Feb 2007 Germany v Switzerland W 3-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Czech Republic v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
28 Mar 2007 Germany v Denmark L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 Germany v San Marino W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Jun 2007 Germany v Slovakia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
22 Aug 2007 England v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Wales v Germany W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
12 Sep 2007 Germany v Romania W 3-1 International Friendly
17 Nov 2007 Germany v Cyprus W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
21 Nov 2007 Germany v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Feb 2008 Austria v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Switzerland v Germany W 0-4 International Friendly
27 May 2008 Germany v Belarus D 2-2 International Friendly
08 Jun 2008 Germany v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
16 Jun 2008 Austria v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2008 Germany v Portugal W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 2008 Germany v Turkey W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
29 Jun 2008 Germany v Spain L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals final
20 Aug 2008 Germany v Belgium W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Liechtenstein v Germany W 0-6 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Sep 2008 Finland v Germany D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
11 Oct 2008 Germany v Russia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Oct 2008 Germany v Wales W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
28 Mar 2009 Germany v Liechtenstein W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Apr 2009 Wales v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
29 May 2009 China PR v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2009 United Arab Emirates v Germany W 2-7 International Friendly
12 Aug 2009 Azerbaijan v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
09 Sep 2009 Germany v Azerbaijan W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
14 Oct 2009 Germany v Finland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
18 Nov 2009 Germany v Ivory Coast D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Aug 2010 Denmark v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.