Player Profiles: Gary Hooper

Personal information

Full name: Gary Hooper

Date of birth: 26th January 1988(29 years old)

Place of birth: Harlow, England

Height: 1.75m(5ft9)

Playing position: Forward(Striker)

Youth Career

1995-2002 Tottenham Hotspur

2002-2003 Maldon Town

2003-2004 Grays Athletic

Senior Career(appearances)(goals) –loan

2004-2006 Grays Athletic (68) (20)

2006-2008 Southend United (32) (2)

2007 Leyton Orient (4) (2)

2008 Hereford United (19) (11)

2008-2010 Scunthorpe United (80) (43)

2010-2013 Celtic (95) (63)

2013-2016 Norwich City (64) (18)

2015-2016 Sheffield Wednesday (12) (6)

2016- Sheffield Wednesday (34) (12)


Hooper has many honours to his name. At Scunthorpe United, he won 1 player of the year and in 2012, he was voted as Scunthorpe’s best ever player. At Celtic, he was nominated for PFA Player of the Year, but didn’t win it. Hooper was put in the PFA Team of the Year and has won the Scottish Cup with Celtic twice. He has also won the Scottish Premiership with Celtic twice and has finished top scorer twice in the Scottish Premiership.


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Hooper while at Scunthorpe.


Hooper made his first appearance for Sheffield Wednesday on 31 October 2015, coming on as a late substitute in a 1–0 win at home against Nottingham Forest in the Championship. In his seventh appearance in all competitions for the club, Hooper scored his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday in a 2–1 defeat at away against MK Dons.In Hooper’s final two games for Sheffield Wednesday before his loan expired, he managed to score four goals which contributed hugely in Wednesday’s victories against Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United.


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Hooper at Celtic.


On 22 January 2016, Hooper signed for Wednesday permanently, on a three and a half year deal. The fee was undisclosed but believed to be around £3 million.


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Hooper signed on a loan deal in October 2015 until January 2016 where Wednesday made the deal permanent.


In his career so far, he has made 515 appearances and scored 216 goals.


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Hooper celebrating his second goal against Leeds United.



FACT: Hooper scored twice for Celtic in their 3-0 win over Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final.

FACT: He was teammates with Wednesday player Glenn Loovens while at Celtic.


Celtic F.C. 2012-13 season
Hooper with his Golden Boot award while at Celtic.





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