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Personal information
Full name Ki-Jana Hoever
Date of birth 18 January 2002 (2002-01-18) (age 18)
Place of birth    Amsterdam, Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Centre-back, right-back
Club information
Current club Flag of England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Number 2
Youth clubs
Flag of Netherlands AZ Alkmaar
Flag of Netherlands Ajax
Flag of England Liverpool
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Flag of England Liverpool
Flag of England Wolverhampton Wanderers
National team
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands U15
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands U16
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands U17
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands U18
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Ki-Jana Delano Hoever (born 18 January 2002) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Youth career

Hoever started out in the youth ranks at AZ Alkmaar before moving on to Ajax in 2014. Hoever played 13 times and scored two goals in the Under-17 Eredivisie during the 2017-18 season. Described as equally as comfortable playing at centre-half and right-back, Hoever completed his move to Liverpool in August 2018 from Ajax but had to wait until September 2018 for international clearance. As he had not signed a professional contract, Liverpool only had to pay a minimal compensation and Ajax were reported to be bitterly disappointed to lose the player. Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea were also reportedly interested in making the signing. Hoever

made his first Liverpool appearance in a 4-1 win for the under-18s against Newcastle on 15 September. Following that he was given a substitute appearance in the Reds' UEFA Youth League match at home to Paris Saint-Germain that ended in a 5-2 win on 18 September 2018. He later played the full 90 minutes at centre-half in the 5-0 win over Napoli that sealed Liverpool's U18s place in the knockout stages of that tournament. the end of November 2018 Hoever had been handed his U23s debut as a wide right midfielder against league leaders Everton at Goodison Park which Liverpool won. His performance earned praise from U23 manager Neil Critchley who said “I thought his calmness and assurance, his decision-making, his intelligence without the ball, it was terrific.

“I was very impressed with him indeed.” Hoever made further appearances at right-back for the U23s including receiving plaudits for his performance in a 4-1 win against the reigning Premier League 2 champions Arsenal.

External link

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Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. squad - 2020–21

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