Former Lazio, West Ham United, Aston Villa and Everton midfielder has revealed that he is a gay.
Hitzlsperger played 52 games for Germany and announced his retirement last year because of injury.
He told in an interview with Germany magazine that it has been a difficult procedure. In last few years it began and he would prefer to live with a man.
The former BPL player also added that he does not know any player in Germany who is a gay. He revealed it because he wanted to move on with this discussion among professional athletes.
"I've never been ashamed of the way I am" but told that it is difficult to tolerate those comments that are against me.
Whether it is in England, Italy or Germany, homosexuality is not considered as a serious issue, especially in the dressing rooms, according to him.
While Swedish footballer Anton Hysen (Son of ex- Liverpool defender Glenn Hysen), told about his homosexuality in 2011 in an interview with a Swedish magazine.
In 1990, Justin Fashanu also revealed it and became the first professional footballer in Great Britain to reveal his homosexuality.
While looking on the other side of Sports Tennis legendary player Martina Navratilova revealed in 1981.
Former Wales’ rugby player Gareth Thomas and England Cricket team wicketkeeper Steven Davies also announced it few years ago.
Olympic gold winner boxer Nicola Adams revealed in November 2012.
And at the end of last year Tom Daley revealed his homosexuality.