Today's Jos Hooiveld Talking Points
Jos Hooiveld (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjɔs ˈɦoːifɛlt]; born 22 April 1983) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a centre back for AIK in Allsvenskan. Hooiveld is known for his strong physical performances.
Born in Zeijen, Drenthe, he started his career with Eredivisie club Heerenveen in 2003, before moving to Eerste Divisie side Zwolle, on loan, between 2004 and 2006. In 2006 he moved to Austrian Erste Liga side Kapfenberger SV and one year later moved to Finnish side Inter Turku. During his time there he won both the 2008 Veikkausliiga and 2008 League Cup as well as being named the defender of the year twice.
In 2009 Swedish side AIK Stockholm signed him and he won the 2009 Allsvenskan and the 2009 Svenska Cupen. He moved to Scottish Premier League side Celtic in January 2010 but after one year was loaned out to Danish Superliga club Copenhagen. He then moved on loan to Championship club Southampton shortly after the start of the 2011–12 season before joining them permanently in December 2011. He was a regular throughout the season helping them win promotion to the Premier League. He spent the final year of his Southampton contract on loan to Norwich City and Millwall. In the summer of 2015 he once again signed for Swedish side AIK.Close