First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Thomas Hitzlsperger (Midfielder)

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.

 

Thomas Hitzlsperger is yet play any matches this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sunderland

0-3: Sunday, 22nd May

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.

Blackburn Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 7th May

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

Chelsea

0-3: Saturday, 23rd April

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

Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 23rd April

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.

Aston Villa

1-2: Saturday, 16th April

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

Bolton Wanderers

0-3: Saturday, 9th April

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

Manchester United

2-4: Saturday, 2nd April

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-0: Saturday, 19th March

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

Stoke City

1-2: Sunday, 13th March

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

Stoke City

3-0: Saturday, 5th March

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'!

Liverpool

3-1: Sunday, 27th February

So that’s what we’ve been missing!

Burnley

5-1: Monday, 21st February

Comments to follow.

West Bromwich Albion

3-3: Saturday, 12th February

Did not play.

Deportivo La Coruna

0-0: Saturday, 7th August

Comments to follow.
Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.

Thomas Hitzlsperger did not play for West Ham during this season.