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Thomas Hitzlsperger

Squad Number: 11
Position: Midfielder
Born: 5th Apr 1982 (Munich)
Signed: 5th Jun 2010 (£0)
Contract: 3 years
Previous Club: Lazio

KUMB Awards: Best Signing (runner up) 2010/11; Goal of the Season (third place) 2010/11; Most Missed (third place) 2011/12.

'Der Hammer', as he is appropriately known, signed for the Hammers on a free after a disappointing season for Lazio in which he was benched and for Germany, who excluded him from their 2010 World Cup squad.

A firce tackler with a reputation for a fearsome shot, Hitzlsperger - the club's third German (behind Dieter Eckstein and Savio Nsereko) - made his name as a youngster at Aston Villa before become a mainstay at Stuttgart, where he won the Bundesliga in 2006/07.

 

2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

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2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

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2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

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2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

Thomas Hitzlsperger is yet to play this season.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

0-3 v Sunderland (h) 22nd May 2011
by Gordon Thrower

If rumours are true he’s willing to stick around for a while despite relegation. Not his best game – he was guilty of allowing one or two a bit too much space from time to time – but if he does stay a full pre-season will make all the difference.

1-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 7th May 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Took the goal well and his influence grew as the match wore on. MOTM by default really.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd April 2011
by Staff Writer

Not the same player since the international break for whatever reason. He didn't get to De Jong fast enough for their first goal and many of his passes were overhit.

0-3 v Chelsea (a) 23rd April 2011
by Staff Writer

Der Hammer had one of his better afternoons in some time. Can pick a pass, and mixed it well.

1-2 v Aston Villa (h) 16th April 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Another who was off the boil. Maybe the absence of Parker left him confused as to his role.

0-3 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 9th April 2011
by Staff Writer

Some nice passes, but he failed to impose himself on the game. It is clear he is not infallible.

2-4 v Manchester United (h) 2nd April 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 19th March 2011
by Gordon Thrower

If only we hadn’t let him played for Germany in that pre-season friendly.

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 13th March 2011
by Staff Writer

Like his midfield partner Parker he was involved throughout. Notched an assist for Piquionne's goal.

3-0 v Stoke City (h) 5th March 2011
by Gordon Thrower

A few wayward passes at the start but yet again proved what a fine signing he was. Lots of 'if onlys' about the player, not least 'if only he’d caught that shot cleanly'!

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 27th February 2011
by Gordon Thrower

So that’s what we’ve been missing!

5-1 v Burnley (h) 21st February 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

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2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

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2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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