Hero of the Week: Former Everton, Villa and Germany Star Thomas Hitzlsperger

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalJanuary 9, 2014

Thomas Hitzlsperger, the former Aston Villa, Stuttgart and Germany international, was known as a courageous player during his career. He's proved his bravery still further in retirement.

As per the Guardian, Hitzlsperger came out as gay this week—the first former Premier League and German player to do so. 

We can only hope his decision helps break down barriers in sport, and football in particular.