Jason Hoffman

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Jason Hoffman
Jason Hoffman.jpg
Hoffman after signing for the Newcastle Jets in 2007
Personal information
Full name Jason Michael Hoffman
Date of birth (1989-01-28) 28 January 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Newcastle, Australia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Right Back, Right Wing, Striker
Club information
Current team
Newcastle Jets
Number 3
Youth career
Mayfield United
Hamilton Olympic
2005–2006 NSWIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Hamilton Olympic
2007–2010 Newcastle Jets 15 (2)
2008 AIS Football Program 4 (2)
2010 Richmond SC 6 (3)
2011–2015 Melbourne City 80 (3)
2015– Newcastle Jets 91 (10)
National team
2007–2009 Australia U-20 11 (4)
2008–2012 Australia U-23 13 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2011

Jason Hoffman (born 28 January 1989) is an Australian association football player who plays as a right back for the Newcastle Jets in the A-League.

Club career[edit]

Hoffman training with the Newcastle Jets.

Hoffman was developed through NSWIS and Hamilton Olympic Warriors FC. He started as trainee at the Newcastle Jets and became a part of the first team squad.[citation needed]

On 2 September 2007 he made his A-League debut for the Jets as a substitute in Round 2 of the 2007–08 season,[1][2] and scored his first goal for the club in Matchday 6 of the Asian Champions League against Ulsan Hyundai.[3]

Hoffman broke his 20 match goal drought in the A-League by scoring twice in the first half of the Jets 09/10 season opener against the Wellington Phoenix.[4]

On 8 January 2010, he signed a two-year deal with Melbourne Heart.[5][6]

After being released by Melbourne City in 2015, Hoffman returned to the Newcastle Jets on a one-year deal.[7][8] He started in 25 of Newcastle's 27 league games that season and signed a two-year contract extension upon the conclusion of the 2015-16 A-League season.[9]

In Round 24 of the 2017-18 A-League season Hoffman played his 100th A-League game for Newcastle but was sent off in the 78th Minute.

Known as something of a utility player, Hoffman began Newcastle's 2018–19 campaign as the club's center forward due to the 10-game ban of Roy O'Donovan that he incurred in the previous season's Grand Final.[10] He started the first six games of the season and scored one goal, coming in a 2–0 win away to Western Sydney on 23 November, earning the club their first win of the season.[11] Not fit for the game against Brisbane on 9 December,[12] Hoffman returned the following week as a first half substitute at left-back for Ivan Vujica in their 2–0 defeat to league-leaders Perth.[13] Hoffman remained in the side ahead of Vujica in Ernie Merrick's defense for their next game, the F3 Derby against Central Coast on 23 December. He leveled the score with a header in the second half and had a second header ruled out for offside as Newcastle would go on to win 2–1 through Ronald Vargas.[14]

Honours[edit]

With Australia:

  • Weifang Cup (U-18): 2007

With Newcastle Jets:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jets keen to step out of shadows
  2. ^ Newcastle Jets – Queensland Roar Match Summary
  3. ^ Jets claim historic Asian victory
  4. ^ Jason Hoffman steps up for Jets
  5. ^ The Hoff Heads For Heart
  6. ^ Hoffman signs with Melbourne Heart
  7. ^ "Melbourne City FC Releases Jason Hoffman". Melbourne City FC. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  8. ^ "CONFIRMED: Jason Hoffman re-joins Jets". Newcastle Jets FC. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Jason Hoffman sticks with Jets". Newcastle Jets. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Roy O'Donovan handed 10-game ban for A-League grand final assault". The Guardian. AAP. 18 May 2018.
  11. ^ Windon, Jacob (23 November 2018). "Credit overdue for Jason Hoffman, Newcastle's ever-willing unsung hero". Hyundai A-League.
  12. ^ Gardiner, James (9 December 2018). "Unheralded duo strike to lift Jets to second win of campaign". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  13. ^ "Perth Glory beat Newcastle Jets to extend unbeaten A-League run to eight games". ESPN. AAP. 16 December 2018.
  14. ^ Bossi, Dominic (23 December 2018). "Mariners' rot continues as Jets seal comeback in F3 derby". The Sydney Morning Herald.

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