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junior hoilett



Squad Number: 30
Position: Forward
Date of Birth: Tuesday, June 5, 1990
Birthplace: Brampton, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Height: 5' 8
Signed: 16/02/2024
Canadian World Cup winger Junior Hoilett joined the club in a deal until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

The 33-year-old, a native of Ontario, brought with him a huge amount of experience in the game at the top level have starred in the English Premier League over six seasons.  

Junior moved to England to join the Blackburn Rovers Academy in 2003 and made his professional debut for Rovers in 2007 after having two loan spells in Germany’s Bundesliga 2. He went on to score 14 goals in 67 starts and 92 appearances for Blackburn.

The left sided player went on to have spells with Queens Park Rangers when they were in the top division. He then helped Cardiff City to promotion and during his 184 appearances for the Welsh club he scored 25 goals and provided 22 assists. He then moved to Reading before returning to his native Canada to join Vancouver Whitecaps in 2023.

At international level Hoilett represented Canada at the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup in Qatar, making three appearances at the tournament. In total he has represented his county 62 times and scored 16 goals.

“Junior is a player I know well; he’s played for me three times so I know him inside out”, said manager Neil Warnock who worked with Hoilett at QPR and Cardiff City.

“He’s an international player and I think he’ll benefit the squad between now and the end of the season.”

Having got the call out the blue from the manager, Junior couldn’t wait to come to the north-east and join him.

He added: “I’ve worked with the gaffer before so it was a no brainer to come up here and join him.

“It’s a great opportunity and I’m just happy at the prosect of getting back out there playing football again under a manager who knows how to get the best out of the squad. I’ve no doubt he’ll get everyone working together so I’m delighted to be here.

“I still have a lot of fire in me for the game. I want to enjoy playing football again. I have been keeping fit training with Reading and just waiting for the right opportunity to come along. When the gaffer phoned it was a blessing and I am delighted to be here.

“I can tell already from the welcome I’ve had that it’s a great club and I want to be part of it and help the squad move up the table.”

Aberdeen Debut

All Appearances

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Date Result Competition Venue Attendance Age at debut Type RedTv Report
17/02/2024 Aberdeen 2 - 2 Hibernian Scottish Premiership 18,329


Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
2023-24 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0
Totals: 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0
Total Appearances/Goals:   10 0  
Next Match
27 Apr 2024 / 15:00 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen