Gavin Hoyte

Gavin Andrew Hoyte ( born June 6, 1990 in Waltham Forest, London) is an English football player on the position of a defender.

Club career

The beginnings and captain of the reserve team

Hoyte played since 1999 in the junior level of English Topvereines Arsenal. From this point on, he went through several youth leagues until he came finally to regular operations in the U-18 team and the reserve team game operating in the Premier Reserve League. In the season 2006/ 07 he served as captain of the U-18 team. After a successful season Hoyte was submitted to a professional contract on 10 September 2007, about three months after his 17th birthday, which he also wrote then. In the 2008 /09 season, he was named team captain of the reserve team.

First Inserts for professionals

After being in the League Cup 2007/ 08 several times as a substitute was part of the squad in particular and in the summer of 2008 came two appearances in the professional team in the preseason, he was on 23 September 2008 his competitive debut for Arsenal in a 6-0 when he - victory against Sheffield United over the full duration stood on the court. In the game he was next to the then only 16- year-old Jack Wilshere or next as Aaron Ramsey Kieran Gibbs talents or one of 13 teenagers who Arsène Wenger had been nominated in the 18 -man squad for the game. After this encounter, he came to two further League Cup operations against Wigan Athletic and Burnley.

On November 22, 2008 Hoyte finally made ​​his Premier League debut when he played against Manchester City from the start in the 0-3 away defeat and was replaced in the 60th minute by the young Aaron Ramsey. In December of the same year Hoyte signed a long-term contract with the club.

Change to Watford

Even before the turn of the year transferred the defender December 31, 2008 on loan until the end of the season for Watford FC in the second-rate English Football League Championship. In an FA Cup match of the season 2008/ 09 he was 3 January 2009 against Scunthorpe United his team debut when he stood on the lawn up to 83 minutes and was then replaced by Liam Bridcutt; the game ended in a hard fought 1-0 victory Watford. Six days after his team debut against Reading FC Hoyte gave his league debut when he played through the full 90 minutes; Result: 4-0 for Reading.

Stopover: Brighton & Hove Albion

After seven league games and three FA Cup games ended with the end of the season his time at Watford and he returned to his original club. In October 2009, Hoyte was eventually awarded a second time. This time it went to the sudenglische coast to Brighton & Hove Albion. When the Seagulls, of which he was brought in as a replacement for the injured Andy Whing, the 19- year-old came in 18 league games for use and was active in passing in two FA Cup games. His team debut came on 4 November 2009 in a 4-4 draw in the FA Cup against Wycombe Wanderers. During the game Hoyte was in use from the beginning, but was sent to 33 minutes after a rough challenge with red from the square. His first limited to one month loan contract was extended in November to January 2009, and then extended in January to end of season.

National team career

His first enlistment in a junior national team of his native country received Hoyte in 2005 when he was elected to the U-16 selection. For the team, he was until 2006 in three official internationals in use. In the same year he was inducted into the U- 17 national team of England, with which he qualified, among other things for the U-17 European Championship 2007 in Belgium. The English U- 17 team was after a 0-1 final defeat by Spain Vice- European Champion, Hoyte came in the tournament to two short sessions, coach John Peacock sat at the back on the Quartet Nana Ofori - Twumasi, Joe Mattock, Krystian Pearce and Jordan Spence. In the subsequent U -17 World Cup 2007 in South Korea, he came mainly as a left-back in all five games available for use, the team retired in the quarterfinals with 1:4 against the German U -17 from.

Overall, he completed six games for the team and was appointed to the cadre of the U-18 national team of his native country in 2007. By 2008, he was here in two internationals in action and came right out in the English U-19 National Team. After a few pre-season games, the U-19 national team for the England U- 19 Championship 2009 in Ukraine qualified. There Hoyte resigned from his team until the finals against the powerful Ukrainians. Despite the 0-2 final defeat to the English team could call U-19 European Vice Champion. In September 2009, Hoyte belonged to the English U-20 squad for the World Youth Championship in Egypt. There he came only in the last group match against Uzbekistan by Substitutes to use one when the team was eliminated early by one point from three games as a group last.


  • U-17 European Vice Champion: 2007
  • U-19 European Vice Champion: 2009


Gavin Hoyte is the son of the former British sprinter, Wendy Hoyte and the younger brother of Justin Hoyte, who is also active as a professional football player. The same age as English sprinter Chris Clarke is the cousin of the two professional football players.