Hilbert with Bayer Leverkusen in 2014.
|Full name||Roberto Anthony Hilbert|
|Date of birth||16 October 1984|
|Place of birth||Forchheim, West Germany|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Midfielder|
|1990–1993||SpVgg Jahn Forchheim|
|1993–1996||1. FC Nürnberg|
|1996–1998||SpVgg Jahn Forchheim|
|1998–2000||1. FC Nürnberg|
|2002–2004||1. SC Feucht||48||(20)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:10, 19 December 2017 (UTC).
Roberto Jan Hilbert (born 16 October 1984) is a German footballer who currently plays for German club Greuther Fürth. On international level, he earned eight caps with Germany's national team and twelve caps with the U21 team.
Born in Forchheim, West Germany, Hilbert played for local club SpVgg Jahn Forchheim In his youth before playing for the youth teams of 1. FC Nürnberg and SpVgg Greuther Fürth. In 2002, he was transferred to 1. SC Feucht in the fourth-tier Bayernliga, where he was one of the key players and started his professional career. After his club was promoted to the third-tier Regionalliga the following season, he scored ten goals in 26 games.
On the basis of this performances at Feucht, Greuther Fürth re-signed him where he played in the 2. Bundesliga. In the 2005–06 season, he played in 34 games, scoring three times.
In the summer of 2006, Hilbert joined top Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart. In his first season at Stuttgart, he became a regular in the first team which won the club's first championship in 15 years in May 2007. He usually played 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 12 July 2013, Bayer Leverkusen announced on their homepage that they signed Hilbert on a free transfer. Hilbert was given a two-year contract. At the end of the 2016–17 season, he left the club after four years.
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.
|1. SC Feucht||2003–04||26||11||—||—||26||11|
|SpVgg Greuther Fürth||2004–05||26||5||2||0||—||28||5|
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