Roberto Hilbert

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Roberto Hilbert
Roberto-Hilbert.jpg
Hilbert with Leverkusen in 2014.
Personal information
Full name Roberto Jan Hilbert[1]
Date of birth (1984-10-16) 16 October 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Forchheim, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bayer Leverkusen
Number 13
Youth career
1990–1993 SpVgg Jahn Forchheim
1993–1996 1. FC Nürnberg
1996–1998 SpVgg Jahn Forchheim
1998–2000 1. FC Nürnberg
2000–2002 Greuther Fürth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 1. SC Feucht 48 (20)
2004–2006 Greuther Fürth 60 (8)
2006–2010 VfB Stuttgart 120 (16)
2010–2013 Beşiktaş 82 (5)
2013– Bayer Leverkusen 34 (1)
National team
2005–2006 Germany U21 12 (3)
2007–2008 Germany 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Roberto Jan Hilbert (born 16 October 1984 in Forchheim, West Germany) is a German footballer[2] who plays for the Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.

Club career[edit]

In his youth, Hilbert played for SpVgg Jahn Forchheim, 1. FC Nürnberg and SpVgg Greuther Fürth. In 2002, he was transferred to Bayernliga (fourth division) side 1. SC Feucht, where he was one of the key players and started his professional career. After his club was promoted to the Regionalliga (third division) the following season, he scored ten goals in 26 games. On the basis of this performance, Fürth called him back. There he played for the 2. Bundesliga team of the club.

In the 2005–06 season, he played in 34 games, scoring three times. In the summer of 2006, he joined top Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart. In his first season at Stuttgart, Hilbert became a regular in the first team that won the club's first championship in 15 years, in May 2007. He usually plays in right midfield, but is some times used as a right back. After the injury of key striker Mario Gómez in the final phase of the 2007 championship, Hilbert played a more offensive part for several weeks and scored a number of decisive goals. He finished as Stuttgart's third best goalscorer, scoring seven times, like his teammate Thomas Hitzlsperger. On 22 June 2010, Hilbert signed a three-year contract with Beşiktaş J.K. He scored his first goal for Beşiktaş J.K. against HJK Helsinki in the first leg of UEFA Europa League match on 17 August 2010.

On 12 July 2013, Bayer Leverkusen announced on their homepage that they signed Hilbert on a free transfer.[3] Hilbert was given a two-year contract.

International career[edit]

Hilbert has also made twelve appearances in the Germany national under-21 football team, scoring three times. He made his international debut for the Germany national football team in a friendly against Denmark on 28 March 2007.

Club[edit]

As of 12 April 2015.
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
VfB Stuttgart 2006–07 34 7 5 2 2 0 41 9
2007–08 32 4 4 2 5 0 41 6
2008–09 31 3 3 1 11 1 45 5
2009–10 23 2 2 0 3 0 28 2
Total 120 16 14 5 21 1 155 22
Beşiktaş 2010–11 25 1 9 1 11 1 45 3
2011–12 24 1 1 0 5 1 30 2
2012–13 32 3 3 1 0 0 35 4
Total 81 5 13 2 16 2 110 9
Bayer Leverkusen 2013–14 16 1 1 0 2 0 19 1
2014–15 18 0 3 0 4 0 25 0
Total 34 1 4 0 6 0 44 1
Career total 235 22 31 7 43 3 309 32

Honours[edit]

Stuttgart
Beşiktaş

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ROBERTO JAN HİLBERT". tff.org. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Roberto Hilbert". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bayer 04 verpflichtet Roberto Hilbert" (in German). bayer04.de. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

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