14 Facts About Russell Hoult


Russell Hoult was born on 22 November 1972 and is an English football coach and former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.


Russell Hoult notably spent time playing in the Premier League and played for Leicester City, Derby County and West Bromwich Albion.


Russell Hoult played in the Football League for Lincoln City, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest, Stoke City, Notts County, Darlington and Hereford United.


Russell Hoult began his career at Leicester City, where he was usually a reserve.


Russell Hoult went on to help them win promotion to the Premiership in 1996.


Russell Hoult remained with the club until January 2000, when he was loaned to Portsmouth.


Russell Hoult was a regular for Albion in the Premiership and was watched by England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, but never made it into the national squad.

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Second choice to Chris Kirkland, who manager Bryan Robson had signed on a 12-month loan from Liverpool, Russell Hoult was loaned to Nottingham Forest in September 2005.


On 31 January 2007, Russell Hoult was transferred to Stoke City on a free transfer after being sacked by West Brom.


Russell Hoult received a red card on his league debut for Stoke, in a match against Plymouth Argyle in December 2007.


In February 2008 Russell Hoult joined Notts County on loan until the end of the season, following an injury to regular keeper Kevin Pilkington.


Russell Hoult made 14 appearances for the club, keeping seven clean sheets and helping the club to avoid relegation.


On 1 July 2008, Russell Hoult returned to Notts County on a permanent basis, signing a two-year contract with the club.


Russell Hoult was cleared of sending indecent letters to a 15-year-old girl after his lawyer told magistrates that they were no worse than "saucy seaside postcards".