Report: Ex Villa player is 'first German gay footballer'

Hitzlsperger playing for Aston Villa in 2005 Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Former Aston Villa player Thomas Hitzlsperger has become the first prominent German footballer to announce he is gay, German publication Zeit Online said.

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Ex Villa player is 'first German gay footballer'

Former Aston Villa player Thomas Hitzlsperger has become the first ex-Premier League footballer to announce that he is gay.