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 years in England with Premier League sides Tottenham and Fulham 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.Close