David "Junior" Hoilett is a Canadian footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers as a winger. Hoilett was born in Brampton, Ontario, and part of the Blackburn Rovers academy since the age of 13. He was initially unable to obtain a work permit whilst in England. As a result, Blackburn loaned him to German clubs SC Paderborn 07 and St Pauli to help the player earn one in the future.
Hoilett made 12 appearances for Paderborn scoring one goal against Borussia Monchengladbach on his final appearance at the age of 17 in the 2007-2008 season. The following season he made 21 appearances for St Pauli scoring six goals although still a Blackburn player.
In the summer of 2009, Hoilett was granted a work permit after Blackburn applied for him to play football in England. Hoilett broke into the Blackburn first team in the 2009-2010 season and scored his first competitive goal for Rovers came in a 3-1 League Cup win at Gillingham in August 2009. Hoilett had to wait until January 2011 to score his first league goal though. It came in a 2-0 home victory versus West Bromwich Albion at Ewood Park from a Nikola Kalinic assist. He went on to make 92 appearances for the club and score 14 goals.
After refusing a contract renewal with Blackburn Rovers after their relegation, Hoilett joined Queens Park Rangers on 27 July 2012 for a fee decided by tribunal. He signed a four-year contract and scored his first goal for QPR in a 3-2 League Cup loss to Reading on 26 September 2012.
Hoilett is eligible to play for Canada or Jamaica at international level. In February 2011, he rejected a call-up from the Canadian national team stating that he wanted more time to develop his club career before committing to international football. In January 2012, the Jamaica Football Federation President Horace Burrell confirmed that he had approached the player's father about Hoilett representing Jamaica. In March 2012, Hoilett told various media bodies that he would consider playing for the England national football team if eligible.