Junior Hoilett is a professional footballer from Canada who plays as a winger in an EFL Championship for the Reading F.C. and the Canada national team.

Quick Info
Full NameDavid Wayne Hoilett
Date Of BirthJune 5, 1990
Birth PlaceBrampton, Ontario
Parent(s)David and Ingrid Hoilett
OccupationFootball Player
Current TeamReading FC
Class N/A
EducationSt Bede's Roman Catholic High School
Age31 years old
Height5 feet 8 inches
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac SignGemini
Martial StatusMarried
Net Worth$2-$4 million

Junior Hoilett Early Life

Hoilett was born to David and Ingrid Hoilett on June 5, 1990, in Brampton, Ontario. He has a Jamaican origin because his father is from Ocho Rios, a town in the parish of Saint Ann on the north coast of Jamaica.

He is now 31 years old, and his real name is David Wayne Hoilett. Junior Hoilett has a zodiac sign of Gemini by birth. Speaking of his height, a winger stands 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Hoilett has three siblings, and his younger brother Jaineil is also a footballer, but currently, Jaineil is without a club.

Junior Hoilett
Image Source: Hoilett’s Instagram

Junior Hoilett Career

As per Wikipedia, he began his football career with Brampton Youth SC, a local team in his hometown. Hoilett toured the world with his club and noticed a competition in Wales.

However, he rejected an extended trial with Manchester United in favor of joining Blackburn Rovers, believing Junior Hoilett had a greater opportunity of breaking into the first team there.

As a result, Junior Hoilett joined the Rovers’ youth academy in 2003. Hoilett went to St Bede’s Roman Catholic High School in Blackburn after moving to England. Before signing his first contract at 16, he proceeded through the club’s youth system.

Nevertheless, he ran into difficulties when he couldn’t get a work permit to perform in the U.K. at first. So, in 2008, Junior Hoilett joined a German side S.C. Paderborn on loan.


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At 17, a Canadian player made his senior debut against Kickers Offenbach in a 3–2 victory on February 3, 2008. His first match as a starting eleven was versus 1899 Hoffenheim on March 9, 2008.

Hoilett scored the sole goal of his loan season against Borussia Mönchengladbach, and that was his last game with the club. Unfortunately, Paderborn got relegated at the end of that season.

After that, Junior Hoilett was again sent to another German team F.C. St. Pauli on loan for the 2008–09 2. Bundesliga season. On August 22, 2008, Hoilett debuted for St. Pauli against Greuther Fürth.

Junior Hoilett scored six goals during his loan season, including braces against Alemannia Aachen and Hansa Rostock and solo goals against 1860 Munich and 1. F.C. Kaiserslautern.

On May 3, 2009, he would play his final game, a 1–0 loss against Rot Weiss Ahlen. St. Pauli came in the eighth position at the end of the season.

Hoilett was given a work permit in 2009, allowing him to continue his budding career in England with Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League.

After impressing during the club’s pre-season schedule, Junior Hoilett made his Blackburn debut on the first day of the 2009–10 season, replacing El Hadji Diouf as a late substitute in a 2–0 loss to Manchester City.

On December 12, he made his league debut against Hull City, playing the entire 90 minutes in a 0–0 tie at the K.C. Stadium. He made 27 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring once.

Hoilett was selected one of the thirteen players to watch in 2012 by FIFA in January 2012. He led all Premier League players in dribbles per game during the 2011–12 season.

Hoilett signed Queens Park Rangers (QPR) on July 27, 2012, for a price determined by a tribunal after rejecting to renew his contract with the Rovers. Instead, he agreed to a four-year deal.

On September 26, 2012, Junior Hoilett netted his first goal for QPR in a 2–3 League Cup defeat to Reading.

After the 2012-13 season, QPR was demoted to EFL Championship. So, in the 2013-14 season, they’ve got to battle to secure a place in EPL for next season.

In the Championship play-off final, QPR faced Derby County at Wembley Stadium, where they won the match by 1-0 and gained the promotion back to the Premier League after an absence of one season.

Hoilett had an assist for the game’s sole goal in the 89th minute when Junior Hoilett crossed for Bobby Zamora to score in that vital game.

Hoilett left QPR following the expiration of his current contract after failing to agree on a new contract at the end of the 2015–16 season.

Junior Hoilett
Image Source: Hoilett’s Instagram

After leaving QPR, he joined Cardiff City on October 6, 2016. On October 14, he made his debut against Severnside rivals Bristol City. Then, on November 19, 2016, Hoilett scored his first goal for Cardiff City in a 3–2 win over Huddersfield Town.

Finally, on November 30, 2018, Junior Hoilett scored his first Premier League goal since 2012 in a 2–1 comeback victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Hoilett stated on Instagram on May 9, 2021, that Junior Hoilett will be leaving Cardiff City after his contract.

Junior Hoilett had played 184 times for the club in all competitions during his five years with them. On January 27, he played his final game for the club, against Barnsley.

He signed a one-year contract with Reading on August 19, 2021. On October 2, Hoilett scored his first goal for the club, the only goal in a 1-0 win over his former team at Cardiff City Stadium.

Hoilett captained Canada’s team at the Danone Nations Cup in Paris in 2001 as a kid in terms of his international career. However, he is of Jamaican descent. Therefore, he was eligible to represent Canada or Jamaica internationally.

On October 13, 2015, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Junior Hoilett received his first international cap in a 1–1 tie with Ghana.

Then, on July 20, 2017, in a 1–2 setback to eventual finalists Jamaica in the quarter-finals, he scored his first international goal. Finally, on July 1, 2021, Hoilett was named Canada’s team for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.


Junior Hoilett Personal Life

He posed with a little boy and captioned it “Me & My World” based on one of his Instagram posts. His caption implies that Junior Hoilett is a married guy, and the boy is his son. However, his wife and son’s identities are currently unavailable.

Junior Hoilett
Image Source: Hoilett’s Instagram

What Is Junior Hoilett Net Worth?

There is no detail on his exact income. However, according to our research, hoilett has a net worth of around $2-$4 million.

Also, he is a skilled player, and he could be earning a bit more than the stated amount, depending on his performance.


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Meet Junior Hoilett On Instagram

He has 163 posts, 27.8k followers, and 698 followings on his Instagram account @jrhoilett23. Hoilett mostly share posts about his games, friends, training, and colleague. Follow Hoilett to learn more concerning his daily activities and the posts related to his games.


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