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Thomas Hitzlsperger

Thomas Hitzlsperger
Squad No: 0
D.o.B: 05/04/1982
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Appearances: 5 (6)
Goals: 0

Thomas Hitzlsperger joined Everton on a free transfer in September 2012.

The former German international arrived at Goodison Park following a season at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

The left-footed central midfielder also had two stints in England with Aston Villa and West Ham.

He joined Villa in 2000 after being a part of Bayern Munich's youth programme and forced his way into the first-team reckoning, earning a reputation as a fierce striker of the ball in the process.

After his contract at Villa Park expired in 2005, he moved back to his homeland to begin a five-year spell at Stuttgart, winning the Bundesliga in 2008.

By this point Hitzlsperger had become a Germany international and he went on to gain 52 caps, scoring six goals. He was part of the German squads that finished as runners-up in the 2008 European Championships and third in the 2006 World Cup.

A brief spell at Italian outfit Lazio followed before he returned to England to play for West Ham for an injury-hit campaign in which he only made 11 appearances.

In 2011/12 he made a handful of appearances for Wolfsburg as they finished eighth in the Bundesliga.

Hitzlsperger has earned the nickname 'Der Hammer' (the Hammer) because of the powerful shot he possesses.

His first-team debut for the Toffees came as a second-half substitute in a 2-1 win over Sunderland at Goodison Park in November 2012.

In January 2013 it was confirmed that Hitzlsperger would remain with the Blues until the end of the 2012/13 campaign.

Career Stats - Thomas Hitzlsperger

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2003 2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 2013 4 (3) 0 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 4 (5) 0
Total 4 (3) 0 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 4 (5) 0
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 21/10/2012 16/04/2013 4 (5) 0


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