Justin Hoyte

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Justin Hoyte
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Personal information
Full nameJustin Raymond Hoyte
Date of birth(1984-11-20) 20 November 1984 (age 27)
Place of birthLeytonstone, England[1]
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionRight back
Club information
Current clubMiddlesbrough
Number2
Youth career
1993–2002Arsenal
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2002–2008Arsenal34(1)
2005–2006Sunderland (loan)27(1)
2008–Middlesbrough108(1)
National team
2001–2002England U1616(0)
2001–2003England U1920(0)
2002–2003England U204(0)
2004–2007England U2118(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:28, 3 May 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:12, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
 
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Justin Hoyte
Justin Hoyte.jpg
Personal information
Full nameJustin Raymond Hoyte
Date of birth(1984-11-20) 20 November 1984 (age 27)
Place of birthLeytonstone, England[1]
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionRight back
Club information
Current clubMiddlesbrough
Number2
Youth career
1993–2002Arsenal
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2002–2008Arsenal34(1)
2005–2006Sunderland (loan)27(1)
2008–Middlesbrough108(1)
National team
2001–2002England U1616(0)
2001–2003England U1920(0)
2002–2003England U204(0)
2004–2007England U2118(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:28, 3 May 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:12, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Justin Raymond Hoyte (born 20 November 1984 in Leytonstone, England) is an English footballer who plays for Middlesbrough. His younger brother, Gavin Hoyte, plays for Dagenham & Redbridge. His mother is Wendy Hoyte, who was a former British sprinter.

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Club career

Arsenal

Hoyte was with Arsenal from the age of nine years old. Making his way up through the academy, youth and reserve teams, he signed professional terms with Arsenal in May 2003. He is primarily a right back, but has also been used at left back for Sunderland, Arsenal and Middlesbrough.

Hoyte playing for Arsenal

He made his debut as an 89th minute substitute in Arsenal's 6–1 Premiership victory over Southampton in May 2003. Being down the pecking order, his first few appearances for Arsenal were mostly restricted to League Cup matches, though in 2004–05 he made five league appearances, with four of them being starts. The first of which was at Norwich City, where he played centre back as a last minute replacement for Pascal Cygan, who was injured in the warm up.

During the summer of 2005, Hoyte was linked with a loan move to Ipswich Town, but Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger made clear he wanted the defender to play Premiership football. Therefore Hoyte instead joined Sunderland, on August 31, 2005 and played for the Black Cats for the entire 2005–06 season, making 31 appearances and scoring 1 goal against Newcastle United in April 2006.[2] He returned to Arsenal at the end of the season.

With Ashley Cole absent from the Arsenal team due to his protracted transfer to Chelsea and Gaël Clichy's injury, Hoyte started the 2006–07 season as Arsenal's left back, starting against both Dinamo Zagreb and Aston Villa. However, he was widely seen as a temporary measure. When Gaël Clichy came back from injury Hoyte moved back to his preferred right side of defence to cover for the injured Emmanuel Eboué.

His first goal for Arsenal came on January 2, 2007 at home against Charlton Athletic.[3] He created history when, slotting the ball past Scott Carson, he became the first Englishman to score for Arsenal in the new Emirates Stadium.

On 19 July 2007, the Daily Mirror published that Aston Villa were set to make a £4.5 million offer to Arsenal for Hoyte; after manager Martin O'Neill prioritised bringing in someone to fill the right back position. However Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger publicly announced "Hoyte is going nowhere"[citation needed] and with Eboue now slotting onto the right wing, it left him competing with Bacary Sagna for the right back place.[citation needed] He played 68 times for Arsenal in all competitions.

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough confirmed that they were interested in signing the defender after the departure of Luke Young to Aston Villa. On August 14, 2008, Middlesbrough CEO Keith Lamb confirmed that a £3 million bid for Hoyte had been accepted by Arsenal and that he was expected to travel to Middlesbrough the same day to finalize the deal, followed by a medical. On August 16, the player was unveiled to a 33,000 crowd, at the Riverside Stadium as his signature was confirmed. On 28 December 2009, Hoyte scored his first goal for Middlesbrough with a cross-shot against Barnsley.[4] Under Tony Mowbray, Hoyte became a regular for the team.

On 8 February 2012, Hoyte was assaulted by a pitch invader during a live televised (via ITV1) FA Cup tie between Middlesbrough and Sunderland. His attacker slid into him from behind, injuring Hoyte who was visibly seen limping during extra time. Middlesbrough then lost.

Hoyte left Middlesbrough on a free transfer in July 2012, but agreed to sign a new two-year contract later to become Tony Mowbray's 8th summer signing for the 2012-2013 Championship campaign.

International career

Hoyte was capped 18 times for the England U-21 team, and played all four matches at the 2007 UEFA Under-21 Championship. He took part in the epic semi-final shootout against hosts Netherlands, missing his first but scoring his second penalty as England lost 13–12. His sole goal for the team also came against the Netherlands, in November 2006.[5]

Club career statistics

As of 18 September 2012
ClubSeasonLeagueCup*EuropeTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Arsenal2002–0310000010
2003–0410200030
2004–05505020120
2005–0600100010
2005–06 Sunderland (loan)2713000301
2006–072218060361
2007–08508020150
Arsenal Total341240100681
Middlesbrough2008–092206000280
2009–102912000311
2010–111603000190
2011–123506000400
2012–1360001070
Middlesbrough Total1081170101261
Career Total16834401102233

(* FA Cup, League Cup and FA Community Shield)

Career honours

Arsenal

References

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Sunderland 1–4 Newcastle". BBC. 17 April 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/4906562.stm. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Stevenson, Jonathan (2 January 2007). "Arsenal 4–0 Charlton". BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6213841.stm. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Barnsley 2 – 1 Middlesbrough". BBC. 28 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/8426310.stm. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Gordon Tynan (15 November 2006). "Netherlands U21 0 England U21 1: Hoyte gives England's senior team an example to follow". The Independent (London). http://sport.independent.co.uk/football/internationals/article1984437.ece. Retrieved June 21, 2007. 

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