André Hainault

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André Hainault
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Personal information
Full name André Robert Hainault
Date of birth (1986-06-17) June 17, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
VfR Aalen
Number 3
Youth career
Hudson Hawks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Montreal Impact 3 (0)
2005–2009 Baník Most 66 (4)
2008 Sparta Prague (loan) 2 (0)
2009–2013 Houston Dynamo 104 (6)
2013 Ross County 8 (1)
2013– VfR Aalen 18 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Canada U17 14 (0)
2003–2005 Canada U20 18 (0)
2008 Canada U23 4 (0)
2006– Canada 36 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 20, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 15, 2013

André Hainault (born June 17, 1986) is a Canadian international soccer player who plays as a defender for VfR Aalen in the 2. Bundesliga.

Club career[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Born in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Hainault began his professional career with Montreal Impact in the USL First Division in 2004, and played three competitive games for the team prior to signing with small Czech side SIAD Most. Hainault played there alongside former star striker Horst Siegl and made 46 appearances for Most in the Gambrinus liga and the Czech 2. Liga. He scored a game-winning goal for them in the 88th minute of his league debut against Slovácko in February 2006. He also spent a brief time on loan with Sparta Prague before returning to North America.

Major League Soccer[edit]

Hainault defending San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski

Houston Dynamo announced on April 14, 2009 that it has secured Hainault's international transfer certificate from Most; he had been training with the team throughout the 2009 pre-season. Hainault was signed to a standard four-year MLS contract and made a base salary of $55,125 in 2009.[2] He made his MLS debut for Houston on May 3, 2009, coming on as a substitute for Wade Barrett in a game against New England Revolution.[3]

Hainault turned down a call-up for two 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches due to an important match-up against Portland Timbers on October 15, 2011. It turned out to be a major factor in the game with Hainault scoring his first goal of the season and opening goal of the game from a Brad Davis cross, Houston went on to a 2–0 away win clinching a play-off spot. Later in 2011, he scored the opening (and eventual winner) goal in a 2–0 win in the Eastern Conference Final of the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs, sending the Dynamo to their first MLS Cup since 2007.[4] Unfortunately Houston fell to Los Angeles Galaxy on November 20, 2011 in a 1–0 final, with a goal from Landon Donovan.[5]

After an off-season with much speculation of a transfer to Bordeaux, Hainault remained in Houston scored the game-winning goal over Chivas USA on the season opener March 11, 2012.[6]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

After the 2012 Major League Soccer season, a season in which Hainault saw his playing time drop considerably, he signed for Scottish Premier League club Ross County on a free transfer.[7][8] Hainault opted to sign for Ross County despite more lucrative offers elsewhere because of a desire to join the rural club after spending several years in the large city of Houston. Former Dynamo teammate and former Ross County player Adam Moffat also sold him on the decision.[9] It was announced on January 29 that Hainault had been approved for a work permit to officially join the club.[10] Hainault made his debut for the club on February 23, 2013 against Motherwell as a 90th minute substitute for Paul Lawson.[11][12] On May 19, 2013, Hainault became an instant legend with the Ross County faithful with a 10-yard volleyed goal in the 1–0 win against fierce local rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle to end the Inverness team's hopes of qualifying for Europe for the first time ever. The goal was Hainault's first for the club.[13] Following the season, despite reports that Ross County were set to resign him,[14] Hainault did not sign a new contract and left the club after manager Derek Adams gave up re-signing Hainault for another season.[15]

Germany[edit]

On July 4, 2013, it was announced that Hainault would join German club VfR Aalen of the 2. Bundesliga on a two-year contract beginning with the 2013–14 2. Bundesliga season.[16][17]

International career[edit]

Hainault played all three of Canada's matches at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands. He made his senior debut for Canada in a November 2006 friendly match against Hungary. By December 2009, he had earned a total of 15 caps, scoring one goal. He has so far represented Canada in three FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[18] On March 29, 2011, Hainault scored his second international goal from a Will Johnson corner kick in friendly versus Belarus.[19]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 October 11, 2008 Estadio Olímpico, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Honduras 1–1 1–3 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 March 29, 2011 İzmir Atatürk Stadium, Antalya, Turkey  Belarus 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Honors[edit]

Houston Dynamo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "André Hainault". canadasoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "2009 MLS Player Salaries: September 15, 2009: By Club". MLS Players Union. September 15, 2009. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Box Score". MLSnet. [dead link]
  4. ^ "No regrets for Hainault after goal and win". Houston Dynamo. October 15, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Donovan, LA topple Dynamo for title". Houston Dynamo. November 21, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hainault steals it for Houston in stoppage time". Houston Dynamo. March 11, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ Lovell, Darrell (January 10, 2013). "Dynamo confirm Hainault's exit to SPL side Ross County". MLS. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ross County sign defender Andre Hainault from Houston Dynamo". BBC Sport. BBC. January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ Fraser, Alasdair (January 30, 2013). "Ross County signing Andre Hainault says he is raring to go in Scotland's top-flight after four-years at Houston Dynamo". The Daily Record. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Canadian defender Andre Hainault becomes Ross County's fourth January addition". The Daily Record. January 29, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ Bannerman, Charles (February 23, 2013). "Motherwell dropped from second to third in the Scottish Premier League after a decisive defeat by Ross County.". BBC. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ Day, Gavin (February 26, 2013). "Canadian Exports: McKenna scores to help Koln stay red-hot". Major League Soccer. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ Crawford, Kenny (May 19, 2013). "Ross County beat Inverness CT for the first time since 2009, which helped edge their Highland rivals out of a Europa League spot for season 2013/14". BBC Sport. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  14. ^ Davis, Eilidh (July 6, 2013). "Vincent's delight at move to Caley Jags". The Inverness Courier. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ Fraser, Alasdair (June 20, 2013). "County go for Dutch of class". The Scottish Sun. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  16. ^ ""Schlauer" Mössmer bekommt Mitspieler Hainault" ['Clever' Mössmer gets fellow player Hainault] (in German). kicker.de. July 4, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  17. ^ "VfR Aalen verpflichtet Kanadier Hainault" (in German). spox.com. July 4, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  18. ^ André HainaultFIFA competition record
  19. ^ "Canada defeats Belarus in Turkey". CSA. [dead link]

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