Roberto Hilbert

Roberto Hilbert ( 2010)

Roberto Hilbert Jan ( born October 16, 1984 in Forchheim as Roberto Jan Geissler ) is a German footballer who is under 04 Leverkusen contract since the 2013/14 season at the Bundesliga Bayer.


Hilbert was born on October 16, 1984 in the Upper Franconian Forchheim to the world. After his father Stefan Geissler had divorced from his wife, Roberto took the maiden name of his mother, Hilbert, as a last name. He grew up with his mother in Forchheim. Hilbert has three half-sisters from the second marriage of his father. From 1991 to 2000 he attended the Adalbert -Stifter- primary school in Forchheim and graduated from the secondary school.

Hilbert is married with twelve-year- old Eritrean Sheba, who he met during his training in wetland. With her he has three children and a stepdaughter.



Roberto Hilbert played in his youth for SpVgg Jahn Forchheim, 1 FC Nuremberg and SpVgg Greuther Fürth. In 2002, he joined the Bayern first division club SC Feucht, in which he developed into a service provider. After his first season with the club prematurely reached the summit in the Regionalliga Süd, in which he scored ten goals in 26 games.

Due to his achievements Fürth took him back to her second-division team. 74 kg and 1.82 m large Hilbert scored in the 2005/06 season in 34 games scored three goals and was then courted by several Bundesliga.

After the season, he finally moved for a transfer fee of approximately 1.3 million euros to VfB Stuttgart, where he immediately won a starting place and was used in all matches of the 2006/07 season. The Franke played mostly at right midfield, but also had to help out already on the right back position. Hilbert won 2007 with VfB the German Championship, which was his first title win in his pro career. It was used as the only VfB players in all 34 games of the championship season, finishing with seven Torerfolgen in the league along with Thomas Hitzlsperger behind the strikers Mario Gomez and Cacau third place on the internal association scorer in the Stuttgart champion team. In addition, he stood with VfB in the DFB Cup final, which they lost 2:3 after extra time against 1 FC Nuremberg.

Hilbert and VfB Stuttgart parted the end of season 2009/10, after they could not agree on a contract extension. For the 2010/11 season he moved free transfer to the Turkish giants Beşiktaş Istanbul. He signed for three years and wore the jersey with the number 9, the later with the shirt number 13 He made his debut on 21 August 2010 ( 2nd Round ) in the 0-2 defeat at home against Istanbul BB; He scored his first goal 14 November 2010 (14th Round ) in a 2-0 win in the away game against Gençlerbirliği Ankara the deficit to Final in the 90th minute. On 11 May 2011, he won in Kayseri with the club 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out against Istanbul BB national club trophy, which he could not turn his penalty. In three seasons, he played 81 league games and scored five goals.

On July 12, 2013 Hilbert 04 Leverkusen free transfer obliged to season 2013/14 by Bayer.


Hilbert played twelve games for the U- 21 team, scoring three goals. On 16 March 2007 Hilbert was first appointed to the senior team, he played his first international match on 28 March 2007 in Duisburg in the 0-1 defeat against the selection Denmark. He had his hitherto last international match on February 6, 2008 in Vienna, in a 3-0 victory in the Test match against the selection of Austria.

Achievements / Awards

  • German Champion 2007
  • Best player " winger offensively " ( kicker ranking, Summer 2007)
  • Turkish Cup Winner 2011


Since 2013, Roberto Hilbert committed to Show Racism the Red Card - Germany eV and participated in the campaign "Our team against racism."