Roberto Hilbert

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Roberto Hilbert
Roberto-Hilbert.jpg
Hilbert with Bayer Leverkusen in 2014.
Personal information
Full name Roberto Jan Hilbert[1]
Date of birth (1984-10-16) 16 October 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Forchheim, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Greuther Fürth
Number 19
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)
2013–2017 Bayer Leverkusen 58 (1)
2017– Greuther Fürth 22 (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 19:21, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Roberto Jan Hilbert (born 16 October 1984) is a German footballer[2] 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.

Club career[edit]

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 22 June 2010, Hilbert signed a three-year contract with Beşiktaş. He scored his first goal for Beşiktaş 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. At the end of the 2016–17 season, he left the club after four years.[4]

In October 2017, free agent Hilbert joined former club Greuther Fürth for a second stint there, signing a two-year contract.[5]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 July 2018[6][7]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1. SC Feucht 2003–04 26 11 26 11
Total 26 11 0 0 0 0 26 11
Greuther Fürth 2004–05 26 5 2 0 28 5
2005–06 34 3 1 0 35 3
Total 60 8 3 0 0 0 63 8
VfB Stuttgart 2006–07 34 7 5 2 39 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 19 1 153 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 23 0 3 0 4 0 30 0
2015–16 12 0 2 0 6 0 20 0
2016–17 7 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
Total 58 1 7 0 13 0 78 1
Greuther Fürth 2017–18 22 1 0 0 22 1
Career total 367 42 37 7 48 3 452 52

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. 
  4. ^ "Hilbert und Bayer gehen getrennte Wege". kicker Online (in German). 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Rückholaktion: Hilbert zurück in Fürth". kicker Online (in German). 6 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Roberto Hilbert » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "R. Hilbert". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 

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