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Facts About Junior Hoilett

Celebrated Name Junior Hoilett
Age 32 Years Old
Nick Name Hoilett
Birth Name David Wayne Hoilett
Birth Date 1990-06-05
Gender Male
Profession Football Player
Nationality American, Jamaican, and Canadian
Birth Nation Canada
Place Of Birth Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Horoscope Gemini
Ethnicity African
Religion Christianity
School St Bede’s Roman Catholic High School
Career Start 2003
Father David Hoilett
Mother Ingrid Hoilett
Siblings Three
Brothers Jaineil
Marital Status Married
Son Kylan
Height 5 ft. 8 inches
Weight 70kg
Body Measurement 40-12-32
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Salary £317,200
Current Club Reading
Position Winger
Jersey Number 23
Links Twitter Instagram

David Wayne Hoilett commonly known as Junior Hoilett or David Hoilett Jr., is a Canadian professional football player. He currently plays for Reading and the Canada national team. His playing position is a winger.

Junior Hoilett started playing football for the youth team of Brampton Youth SC, a local football team in his hometown. He then played for Blackburn Rovers, SC Paderborn (loan), FC St. Pauli (loan), Queens Park Rangers, and Cardiff City. Currently, he is playing for Reading.

On the international level, Hoilett has represented Canada at various age levels. He has represented Canada at the senior level. He made his senior international team debut for Canada on 13 October 2015. He was part of their squad at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2017, 2019, and 2021, reaching the semi-finals at the last of those tournaments. Since his debut, he obtained 47 caps and scored 14 goals for Canada.

Junior Hoilett Famous For

  • Being a Canadian professional football player.
  • For playing as a winger for Reading

When was Junior Hoilett born?

Junior Hoilett was born on 5 June 1990. His birthplace is Brampton, Ontario, Canada. His birth name is David Wayne Hoilett. He holds American, Jamaican, and Canadian nationality. He belongs to the African ethnicity. Likewise, his religion is Christianity and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Gemini. His father’s name is David Hoilett, and his mother’s name is Ingrid Hoilett. Both of his parents are of Jamaican descent with his father hailing from Ocho Rios. His father previously worked as a DJ and music promoter. He was born as one of four children to his parents. His younger brother Jaineil also became a footballer, playing in Germany at the amateur level. He attended St Bede’s Roman Catholic High School in Blackburn.

Junior Hoilett Career (Club Career)

Hoilett started playing football for the youth team of Brampton Youth SC, a local football team in his hometown.

Blackburn Rovers

  • In 2003, Hoilett joined the youth team of Blackburn Rovers and began his career at the club. He progressed through the club’s youth system before signing his first contract at the age of 16. However, he suffered a setback when he was initially unable to earn a work permit to play in the United Kingdom. In order to qualify for one in the future, Blackburn looked to loan him to a club in another European country, with the player rejecting possible moves to Belgium and France.

SC Paderborn (loan)

  • On 1 January 2008, Hoilett eventually agreed to a loan move to Germany, joining SC Paderborn. He made his senior debut for the club on 3 February 2008 in a 2-1 loss against Kickers Offenbach. On 18 May 2008, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 loss against Borussia Monchengladbach. During his loan spell at SC Paderborn, he made 13 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 2 assists in all the competitions as Paderborn were later relegated, ending 2007-08 2. Bundesliga season in 17th position.

FC St. Pauli (loan)

  • On 28 July 2008, Hoilett was loaned to another German club in the 2. Bundesliga, FC St. Pauli, for the 2008-09 2. Bundesliga season. He made his debut for the club on 22 August 2008 in a 5-2 loss against Greuther Furth. On 12 September 2008, he scored his first goal for the club in a 4-1 loss against 1.FC Kaiserslautern. During his loan spell at FC St. Pauli, he made 27 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions as St. Pauli finished the season in eighth place.

Blackburn Rovers Return

  • In January 2009, Hoilett’s home club Blackburn again applied for him to receive a work permit for him to play football in England. In the summer of 2009, he was granted a work permit on appeal, allowing him to continue his fledgling career in England at the Premier League level with Blackburn.
  • After impressing during the club’s pre-season schedule, Hoilett made his debut for the club on 15 August 2009 on the opening day of the 2009-10 season in a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. On 25 August 2009, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 League Cup win over Gillingham. On 2 December 2009, he was involved in Blackburn’s dramatic League Cup win against Chelsea. On 25 February 2010, with his contract due to expire in June 2010, he ended speculation regarding his future at the club, by signing a new two-and-a-half-year deal with Blackburn, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2012. During his 2009-10 season, he made 27 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • Hoilett made his first Premier League appearance of the 2010-11 season on 21 August 2010 in a 2-1 defeat at St Andrew’s against Birmingham City. On 8 January 2011, he scored his first goal of the 2010-11 season in the 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup third round. On 23 January 201, he scored his first league goal for the club in a 2-0 home victory against West Bromwich Albion at Ewood Park. During that season, he made 35 appearances for the club, scoring 8 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • During his 2011-12 season, Hoilett made 37 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals and providing 7 assists in all the competitions. 

Queens Park Rangers

  • After refusing a contract renewal with Blackburn Rovers, on 27 July 2012, Hoilett joined Queens Park Rangers on a four-year contract for a fee of €3.75 million. He made his debut for the club on 18 August 2012 in a 5-0 loss against Swansea. On 21 October 2012, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw against Everton. In his first season, he made 28 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions as Queens Park Rangers was relegation to the Championship. 
  • On 10 August 2013, Hoilett scored his first goal of the 2013-14 Championship season in a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town. During his 2013-14 season, he made 39 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and providing 7 assists in all the competitions as Queens Park Rangers gained promotion back to the Premier League after an absence of one season.
  • During his 2014-15 season, Hoilett made 24 appearances for the club, providing 1 assist in all the competitions as Queens Park Rangers was again relegation to the Championship.
  • During his 2015-16 season, Hoilett made 31 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions as Queens Park Rangers finished in 12th position in the league. 
  • After failing to agree a new contract with QPR at the end of the 2015-16 season, Hoilett left the club following the expiry of his current deal. 

Cardiff City

  • On 10 October 2016, Hoilett signed with Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut for the club on 14 October 2016 in a 2-1 win against Bristol City. On 26 September 2016, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 victory over Huddersfield Town. He went on to score one more goal before signing a one-year contract extension in May 2017. In his first season, he made 33 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 5 assists in all the competitions. 
  • During his 2017-18 season, Hoilett made 50 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals and providing 12 assists in all the competitions as Cardiff City finished second, gaining promotion to the Premier League. Additionally, he was offered a new contract following the club promotion.
  • On 26 June 2018, Hoilett signed a three-year contract in the Welsh capital. On 30 November 2018, he scored his first Premier League goal since 2012 in a 2-1 comeback win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. During his 2018-19 season, he made 33 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions as Cardiff City was relegation to the Championship.
  • During his 2019-20 season, Hoilett made 45 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions.
  • During his 2020-21 season, Hoilett made 23 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 9 May 2021, Hoilett announced his departure from Cardiff City at the end of his contract via Instagram. He had spent five years with the club.

Reading

  • On 19 August 2021, Hoilett signed for Reading on a one-year contract on a free transfer. He made his debut for the club on 21 August 2021 in a 2-1 loss against Coventry. On 2 October 2021, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win against his former club Cardiff City. In his first season, he made 27 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions. 

International Career

  • Hoilett has represented Canada at various age levels. 
  • Hoilett has represented Canada at the senior level. 
  • As a child, Hoilett captained Canada’s team at the 2001 Danone Nations Cup in Paris.
  • Hoilett made his senior international team debut for Canada on 13 October 2015 in a 1-1 friendly draw against Ghana at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
  • Hoilett was part of their squad at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2017, 2019, and 2021, reaching the semi-finals at the last of those tournaments. 
  • On 27 March 2022, Hoilett scored his third goal for Canada in a 4-0 win against Jamaica in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, thereby making the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
  • Since his debut, Hoilett obtained 47 caps and scored 14 goals for Canada.

Who is Junior Hoilett Wife?

Looking at his personal life, Hoilett is a married guy. He is very much private about his relationship status. He has not shared a word with the public. He frequently shares photos of his son, Kylan on his social media accounts. His son, Kylan was born in March 2016. However, he has not shared about his biological mother. At present, he seems to be a single father and raising his son. Any updates on his love life will be updated here soon. 

How much is Junior Hoilett’s net worth?

Hoilett is a Canadian professional football player who currently plays for Reading. He is a very successful footballer and his major source of earnings is from his football career. In July 2012, Hoilett joined Queens Park Rangers on a four-year contract for a fee of €3.75 million.  As of 2022, his net worth is believed to be around $1 million-$5 million where he received £317,200 as a yearly salary from his current club. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In addition, his market value is around €800 Th. With these massive earnings, he is living a luxurious lifestyle. 

How tall is Junior Hoilett?

Hoilett stands at the height of 1.73m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has a body weight of 70kg. Moreover, he has an athletic body build. He has a well-maintained body. His chest size is 40 inches, his arms size is 12 inches and his waist size is 32 inches. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. In addition, his sexual orientation is straight.  

Junior Hoilett’s Transfer History

  • Hoilett started playing football for the youth team of Brampton Youth SC, a local football team in his hometown.
  • In 2003, Hoilett joined the youth team of Blackburn Rovers and began his career at the club.
  • In January 2008, Hoilett eventually agreed to a loan move to Germany, joining SC Paderborn.
  • In July 2008, Hoilett was loaned to another German club in the 2. Bundesliga, FC St. Pauli, for the 2008-09 2. Bundesliga season.
  • In July 2012, Hoilett joined Queens Park Rangers on a four-year contract for a fee of €3.75 million.
  • In October 2016, Hoilett signed with Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.
  • In August 2021, Hoilett signed for Reading on a one-year contract on a free transfer.

Awards and Achievements

Honors 

  • Won the 2014 Football League Championship play-offs with Queens Park Rangers.

Individual 

  • BBC Goal of the Month: November 2018