Joe Hart is a British footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester City as a goalkeeper. Having quite a few record to his names such as keeping the most clean sheets throughout the whole Premier League season twice in a row and winning the Barclays Golden Glove too twice in a row, Hart is known for his shot stopping, his positional sense and for his command of the area.
Full Name: Charles Joseph John Hart
DOB: 19th April 1987
Place of Birth: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Squad No: 1
JOE HART HEIGHT AND WEIGHT:
Weight: 89 kg
Preferred Foot: Right
JOE HART PLAYER PROFILE AND PLAYER RATING:
Club Loyalty : 3
Aerial ability: 3.5
Shot Stopping: 4
Positional Sense: 3.5
Penalty Saving: 3.5
Joe Hart was born on 19th April 1986 to Louise and Charles Hart. His mother Louise, was a nursery school teacher. He has an elder sister too named, Chloe.
Joe Hart started his professional career at the age of 15 with local club Shrewsbury Town. He made his debut for the club on 20th April 2004, just one day after his 17th birthday.In 2005-06 season, Hart claimed the no 1 shirt and played all the 46 matches of the league season but conceded 55 goals. Although with a more than one goal per match ratio, Hart was praised for displaying some spectacular performances during the season. Hart’s performances grew interest from top clubs of the Premiership including the likes of Everton, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea. His performance through the season saw him win the League Two’s best goalkeeper for the season, and helped him earn a place in the PFA League Two Team of the Year.
In May 2006, it was officially announced that Manchester City has signed Joe Hart while he was in Belgium on international duty. Initially it was reported that the deal had been finalised for a reported fee of 600,00 GBP and would rise upto 1.1 mill GBP if clauses were achieved. But later in 2012, City chairman John Walter revealed that they paid just a mere 100,000 GBP as the transfer fee. On 14th October 2006, Joe Hart made his debut for the club against Sheffield United keeping a cleaning sheet as the match ended as a 0-0 draw.
In the early 2007, Hart was sent on loan to League One side Tranmere Rovers making 6 appearances for the club conceding 8 goals. Later in 2007, Hart was again sent on loan to Blackpool to cover up for the injured trio of Paul Rachubka, Lewis Edge and Rhys Evans. Hart played 6 games for the Seasiders and the club won all of those six games.
Having returned to Manchester City after having spent a successful loan season with Blackpool, former City manager Sven-Göran Eriksson chose Hart as the first choice keeper over Andreas Isaksson. Hart’s brilliant performances saw him earn a new 5 year contract with the club in June 2008. With Andreas Isaksson off to PSV Eindhoven, Hart took up the no 1 shirt but was was replaced by Shay Given as the first choice keeper upon the Irishman’s arrival in 2009.
Given’s arrival saw Hart not play even a single game in the Premier League and rumors began to emerge regarding Hart making a move to another club. But with manager Mark Hughes unwilling to let the player go on a permanent transfer, Hart finally went on loan, this time to newly promoted side Birmingham City. Hart initially made quite a few errors but later displayed some outstanding performances and helped Birmingham make club-record of a 12 match unbeaten run in the top division. Hart’s performance saw him being nominated win for the PFA Young Player of the Year award and was even named in the PFA Team of the Year 2009-10.
Hart superb form at Birmingham left With City manager Roberto Mancini facing a selection dilemma. However Hart was given preference over Shay Given and started City’s opening game of the following season against Tottenham Hotspur. During the match, Hart made some spectacular saves and showed great composure throughout the game as the game ended in a goalless draw. Hart again was chosen over Given for the next match against Liverpool in which he again made some outstanding saves and started to gain recognition among other top clubs. Hart finished the season with 18 clean sheets, the most in the Premier League and won the Premier League Golden Glove award. The following season, Hart broke the record for having the most no of clean sheets throughout a season with 29 clean sheets. With Shay Given making a move away to Aston Villa, Hart cemented his place as Manchester City’s no 1. Hart ended the season winning the Golden Glove yet again winning their first top flight title in 44 years. Although Hart’s level of Goalkeeping dipped a bit in the 2012-13 season, he still managed to win the Golden Golve award.
Internationally, Hart received his first call up for the England senior team for a friendly against USA and Trinidad Tobago. Hart made his debut in the friendly against Trinidad and Tobago after coming on as a halftime substitute for David James as England won the game 3-0. Hart’s form at club level saw him being included in the provisional 30 man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and also in the final 23 man squad which included 3 goalkeepers Robert Green, David James and Joe Hart. Although Hart didn’t play a single match in the tournament, he started the next match, a friendly against Hungary. Hart earned his first competitive tournament in the EURO 2012 qualifier, against Bulgaria which the Three Lions won 4-0. Hart form in the warm up and the friendlies prior to the EURO 2012, saw him earn a place in the final 23 man squad for the tournament.
On 6th February Hart saved Ronaldinho’s penalty and the follow up shot. The crucial double save was an instrumental point in helping England register their first win over Brazil in almost in 23 years.
|TRANMERE ROVERS (loan)||6||37|
|BIRMINGHAM CITY (loan)||2009-10||41||161|
|TRANSFER DATE||PREVIOUS CLUB||TO||AMOUNT|
|May 2006||Shrewsbury Town||Manchester City||100,000 GBP|
|1st January 2007||Manchester City||Tranmere Rovers||Loan|
|8th April 2007||Manchester City||Blackpool||Loan|
|24th June 2009||Manchester City||Birmingham||Loan|
SALARY AND NET WORTH:
Joe Hart current salary is 5.81 mill Euros per annum and his net worth is estimated to be 22 mill Euros.
SPONSORSHIPS AND ENDORSEMENTS:
Joe Hart reputation as the first choice goalkeeper for both, England and Manchester City, saw him earn endorsement and sponsorship deals with Head and Shoulders and British sports brand Umbro.
Joe Hart is current girlfriend is beautician Kimberly Crew and the couple has been together for almost 5 years now.