|September 18, 19901990-09-18|
|Place of Birth|
Lewis Harry Holtby (born 18 September 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club Hamburger SV. Holtby began his professional career with Alemannia Aachen before signing for Schalke two years later. He was subsequently loaned to Bochum and Mainz before returning to Gelsenkirchen where he lifted the Supercup in 2011. He then spent two seasons in England with Premier League sides Tottenham and Fulham between 2013 and 2014 before returning to Germany to sign for Hamburg.
Holtby also represented Germany at various youth levels from 2008 to 2013 and captained the nation at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He made his senior debut against Sweden in 2010 and has since won 3 caps for the national side.
Lewis Harry Holtby was born on 18 September 1990 in Erkelenz, West Germany. He began playing football at the age of four with amateur side Sparta Gerderath, a club with whom his father had also previously played, before signing for Borussia Mönchengladbach when he was 11-years old. He spent three seasons in Gladbach's academy before the club let him go in 2004, deeming him to be too small and slow to make it as a professional footballer. Following his release, Holtby elected to sign for Alemannia Aachen in the second tier of German football at the age of 14.
|Height||5 ft 10 in / 176 cm|
|Weight||154 lb / 70 kg|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Race / ethnicity||White|