Thomas Hitzlsperger

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Thomas Hitzlsperger
Thomas Hitzlsperger (born 1982) is a former Premier League footballer.

He was born in Munich, Germany. He played for Aston Villa from 2001 to 2005, apart from a brief loan to Chesterfield, and later played for West Ham and Everton. He retired from football in 2013.

In June 2007, Hitzlsperger split from his longtime girlfriend, Inga[1] just one month before they were due to get married.[2] On 8 January 2014, he became the first high-profile footballer to disclose that he is gay.[3][4][5]


Partly based on a Wikipedia article.

  1. "Thomas Hitzlsperger ex-girlfriend Inga Totzauer"
  2. "Ein Monat vor Hochzeit: Liebes-Aus!" Rheinische Post | date = 8 June 2007 | accessdate = 23 April 2008 | language = German}}
  3. "Thomas Hitzlsperger: Former Aston Villa player reveals he is gay" BBC Sports 8 January 2014
  4. "Hitzlsperger: 'Ich äußere mich zu meiner Homosexualität'" kicker 8 January 2014 (in German)
  5. "Thomas Hitzlsperger becomes first high-profile gay footballer" CNN 8 January 2014