André Hainault - Player Profile

Full Name:Andre Robert Hainault
Born:June 17th, 1986 (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec)
Height:6ft 2in
Signed:January 1st, 2013
First Manager:Derek Adams (2nd Spell)
Career Stats: 8 appearances, 1 goals
Debut (as sub): February 23rd, 2013 - Ross County 3 - 0 Motherwell (League - SPL)
Full Debut: April 21st, 2013 - St Johnstone 2 - 2 Ross County (League - SPL)
First Goal: May 19th, 2013 - Ross County 1 - 0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (League - SPL)

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 2012/13  SPL 5 (3) 1 3 0.38 0 0 50.0% 25.0% 25.0%
5 (3) 1 3 0.38

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 May 19th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 - 0
 May 12th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 0 - 2
 May 5th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 1
 Apr 26th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. Dundee United 1 - 0
 Apr 21st, 2013 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 2
 Most Recent Goals:
 May 19th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 - 0

Born in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Hainault began his professional career with Montreal Impact in the USL First Division in 2004, and played three competitive games for the team prior to signing with small Czech side SIAD Most.

He also spent a brief time on loan with Sparta Prague before returning to North America.

Houston Dynamo announced on April 14, 2009 that it has secured Hainault's international transfer certificate from Most; he had been training with the team throughout the 2009 pre-season. Hainault was signed to a standard four-year MLS contract and made a base salary of $55,125 in 2009. He made his MLS debut for Houston on May 3, 2009, coming on as a substitute for Wade Barrett in a game against New England Revolution.

Hainault turned down a call-up for two 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches due to an important match-up against Portland Timbers on October 15, 2011. It turned out to be a major factor in the game with Hainault scoring his first goal of the season and opening goal of the game Houston went on to a 2–0 away win clinching a play-off spot. Later in 2011, he scored the opening (and eventual winner) goal in a 2–0 win in the Eastern Conference Final of the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs, sending the Dynamo to their first MLS Cup since 2007.

After an off-season with much speculation of a transfer to Bordeaux, Hainault remained in Houston scored the game-winning goal over Chivas USA on the season opener March 11, 2012.

After the 2012 Major League Soccer season, a season in which Hainault saw his playing time drop considerably, he signed for Ross County on a free transfer. Hainault opted to sign for Ross County despite more lucrative offers elsewhere because of a desire to join the rural club after spending several years in the large city of Houston. It was announced on January 29 that Hainault had been approved for a work permit to officially join the club. Hainault made his debut for the club on February 23, 2013 against Motherwell as a 90th minute substitute for Paul Lawson. On May 19, 2013, Hainault became an instant legend with the Ross County faithful with a 10-yard volleyed goal in the 1–0 win against fierce local rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle to end the Inverness team's hopes of qualifying for Europe for the first time ever. The goal was Hainault's first for the club.

Following the season, despite reports that Ross County were set to resign him, Hainault did not sign a new contract and left the club after manager Derek Adams gave up re-signing Hainault for another season.

On July 4, 2013, it was announced that Hainault would join German club VfR Aalen of the 2. Bundesliga on a two-year contract beginning with the 2013–14 2. Bundesliga season

 Goals Scored
May 19th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. Inverness CT 1 - 0 (43')


Representing Canada

International Caps: 40
International Goals: 2

International Debut:
November 15th, 2006 vs. Hungary

Hainault played all three of Canada's matches at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands. He made his senior debut for Canada in a November 2006 friendly match against Hungary. By December 2009, he had earned a total of 15 caps, scoring one goal. He has so far represented Canada in three FIFA World Cup qualification matches. On March 29, 2011, Hainault scored his second international goal from a Will Johnson corner kick in friendly versus Belarus