Oliver Hawkins

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Oliver Hawkins
Personal information
Full name Oliver Jack Hawkins[1]
Date of birth (1992-04-08) 8 April 1992 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Ealing, England
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Playing position Forward/Defender
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 North Greenford United
2010–2011 Hillingdon Borough 24 (10)
2011–2013 Northwood 90 (34)
2013–2016 Hemel Hempstead Town 81 (24)
2013–2014Harrow Borough (dual-reg) 11 (2)
2016–2017 Dagenham & Redbridge 63 (19)
2017– Portsmouth 34 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:01, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Oliver Jack Hawkins (born 1992) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for League One side Portsmouth.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hawkins began his career at North Greenford United, but it was under Gary Meakin at Hillingdon Borough where he really began to break through scoring 10 goals during the 2010–2011 season.[3]

When Meakin was appointed Northwood manager in March 2011, he took Hawkins with him. Initially Hawkins took a little time to adapt to playing at the higher level scoring just once in his first nine games. However, in the following two seasons, Hawkins would finish as Northwood's top scorer scoring 19 goals in all competitions in both seasons (2011–2012, 2012–2013).[4]

Unsurprisingly Hawkins' excellent form attracted the attention of clubs at higher levels, and the striker duly signed for then Southern Premier Division side Hemel Hempstead Town in the summer of 2013 having impressed in pre-season. Hawkins would spend time at Isthmian League side Harrow Borough, before returning and establishing himself as a regular for the Tudors.

During the 2013–2014 season, Hawkins helped Hemel Hempstead Town earn promotion as champions of the Southern Premier Division, making 23 league appearances and scoring four times. During the 2014–2015 season he found his goalscoring touch, and he also lined up against Bury in the first round of the FA Cup.[5] The striker remained a prolific scorer as the club embarked on their second season in the National League South.

Dagenham & Redbridge[edit]

On 15 January 2016, Hawkins completed his move to League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half-year deal.[6] Hawkins had first come to the attention of Dagenham boss John Still when Still was manager of Luton Town. He made his debut the next day as an 81st-minute substitute against Northampton Town.[7] His first Football League goal came on 20 February 2016 in a 3–2 defeat against Mansfield Town.[8] Hawkins was unable to help prevent Dagenham's relegation to the National League in 2016.

Portsmouth[edit]

On 31 August 2017, Hawkins signed for League 1 side Portsmouth on transfer deadline day, joining on a 3-year deal. He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–0 win over Bristol Rovers on 26 September.[9] He has displayed versatility, regularly filling in as a central defender during his time at the club.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 August 2018.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hillingdon Borough 2010–11[11] SSM Premier Division 24 10 1 0 2[a] 0 27 10
Northwood 2010–11[11] SL Division One Central 9 1 9 1
2011–12[11] SL Division One Central 40 16 1 0 7[b] 3 48 19
2012–13[11] SL Division One Central 41 17 5 0 9[b] 2 55 19
Total 90 34 6 0 16 5 112 39
Hemel Hempstead Town 2013–14[11] SL Premier Division 23 4 3 0 3[b] 0 29 4
2014–15[12] Conference South 38 12 4 0 4[b] 2 46 14
2015–16[12] National League South 20 8 3 1 1[b] 2 24 11
Total 81 24 10 1 8 4 99 29
Harrow Borough (dual-reg) 2013–14[11] IL Premier Division 11 2 11 2
Dagenham & Redbridge 2015–16[13] League Two 18 1 18 1
2016–17[14] National League 38 18 3 1 3[c] 0 44 19
2017–18[15] National League 7 0 7 0
Total 63 19 3 1 3 0 69 20
Portsmouth 2017–18[15] League One 31 7 1 0 3[d] 1 35 8
2018–19 League One 3 0 0 0 1 0 0[d] 0 4 0
Total 34 7 1 0 1 0 3 1 39 8
Career total 303 96 21 2 1 0 32 10 357 108
  1. ^ Appearances in FA Vase
  2. ^ a b c d e Appearances in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Two appearances in National League play-offs, one in FA Trophy
  4. ^ a b Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Retained List 2015–16" (PDF). English Football League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Oliver Hawkins". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Oliver Hawkins Profile | Aylesbury United FC". aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  4. ^ "Northwood F C |". northwoodfc.com. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  5. ^ "BBC Sport – Bury 3–1 Hemel Hempstead Town". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  6. ^ "Daggers Sign Striker". daggers.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  7. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35270301
  8. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35567286
  9. ^ "Portsmouth 3-0 Bristol Rovers". BBC. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Hawkins: I could become best defender in League One with Pompey". The News. 2 December 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Games played by Oliver Hawkins – Aylesbury United". Aylesbury United. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Oliver Hawkins – Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Oliver Hawkins in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Oliver Hawkins in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Oliver Hawkins in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 

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