André Hainault Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Andre Robert Hainault
  • Born: June 17th, 1986 (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec)
  • Height: 6ft 2in
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: January 1st, 2013
  • First Manager: Derek Adams
  • Career Totals: 8 appearances, 1 goals

Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2012/13 5 (3) 1 0 0 50.0% 25.0% 25.0%
Totals: 5 (3) 1

 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

 Recent First Team Starts
 19/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 0
 12/05/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
 05/05/13 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
 26/04/13 SPL vs. Dundee Utd (H) 1 - 0
 21/04/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 19/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 19/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 19/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 0
 12/05/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 05/05/13 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 26/04/13 SPL vs. Dundee Utd (H)  1 - 0
 21/04/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 2
 06/04/13 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 4
 09/03/13 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 23/02/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 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

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)

International Career (Canada)

Caps: 40

Goals: 2

International Debut: November 15th, 2006 v. 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


  • Date of Birth

    André was born on this date in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec.

  • Signed For Ross County

    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.

  • Last Appearance - Ross County 1 - 0 Inverness CT