Shaka Hislop Biography: Age, Height, Career, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Shaka Hislop Biography, Age, Height, Career, Wife, Children, Retired British footballer, Neil Shaka Hislop was born on February 22, 1969.


Name: Neil Shaka Hislop
Age: 54 Years
Wife: Desha Hislop
Date of Birth: 22 February 1969
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $1 million – $8 million

Shaka Hislop Biography

Hislop was born in Hackney, London in the United Kingdom to Gina Hislop and George Hislop. He shares the same parents with his brother Kona Hislop.

Hislop wanted to be a striker from a young age, but because he was the tallest player on his squad, he was forced to play goal. He eventually reached a height of slightly around 6'5″.

Hislop received a scholarship to play collegiate soccer at Howard University in the US after graduating from St. Mary's collegiate in Trinidad. As a rookie starter, Hislop led his team to the NCAA Final.

He earned a mechanical engineering degree from Howard with honors. He worked as a NASA intern at the time.

Shaka Hislop Nationality

Hislop was born in Hackney, London in the United Kingdom. He is British.

Shaka Hislop Age

Hislop was born on February 22, 1969, hence he is currently 54 years of age.

Shaka Hislop Height and Weight

Hislop stands at a height of 6ft. 4inches and weighs 91kg.

Shaka Hislop Family and Siblings

Hislop was born to Gina Hislop and George Hislop. He shares the same parents with his brother Kona Hislop.

Shaka Hislop Education

Hislop attended the Howard University where he graduated with a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering.

Shaka Hislop Career

Hislop was discovered by a Reading scout at a friendly indoor game against Premier League opponent Aston Villa not long after graduating.

For the 1992–93 season, he later signed professional forms with Reading and played there for two more seasons. After a rocky beginning, he became a firm fan favorite while there and twice won the club's “Player of the Year” title.

In order to start games for Newcastle United, Hislop had to compete with Pavel Srnek, the starting goalkeeper at the time.

As Newcastle blew a 12-point lead in January to finish the season in second place, Hislop, who had started the season well and had been the starter through December, was injured, which allowed Srnek to recover the starting position.

Hislop watched Srnek tend the nets till around the same time the previous season while sitting on the bench in 1996–97.

Hislop was able to reclaim the starting position due to a perceived decline in form and several errors made by Srnek. This was only Hislop's second league start of the year, which came in a 7-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

As Newcastle edged Arsenal and Liverpool to second place at the end of the season on goal differential, Hislop was able to keep his starting spot.

The previous season, West Ham United used a “goalkeeper by committee” strategy, rotating the starting position between Ludovic Mikloko, Craig Forrest, and Bernard Lama.

As Mikloko had already joined Queens Park Rangers and the squad was unable to extend Lama's three-month loan, Harry Redknapp snatched up Hislop and made him the team's starting goalkeeper.

After Harry Redknapp was appointed as Portsmouth's new manager, Hislop joined the team. In the team that won the First Division championship and earned automatic promotion to the Premier League, he swiftly established himself as the starter.

He was selected for the First Division's ‘Team of the Year' in appreciation of his season's achievements, and despite competition from Harald Wapenaar and later Jamie Ashdown, he held the top spot for the following two Premiership seasons.

Redknapp was replaced as manager in January 2005, and Velimir Zajec hired Greek international Konstantinos Chalkias, increasing competition for Hislop's spot on the team.

Hislop was released by the team in June 2005 after his contract expired as a result of his inability to reclaim his starting position following the hiring of new manager Alain Perrin in favor of Sander Westerveld, an ex-Liverpool goalkeeper.

On July 29, 2005, Hislop returned to West Ham as Jimmy Walker and Jimmy Walker's experienced backup for newly acquired Roy Carroll, allowing Stephen Bywater to go on loan.

Carroll had a solid start, but Hislop only made sporadic appearances until Christmas due to a back injury. When Carroll's injury caused him to visit the physiotherapist once more in January, Hislop returned to the lineup as the starter, alternating with Walker.

He played in all 27 FA Cup games as the squad advanced to the match against Liverpool, recording seven shutouts in the process.

Following Steven Gerrard's 91st-minute equalizer, the FA Cup Final ended 3-3. Sami Hyypiä's chance was saved by Hislop, but it was insufficient for Liverpool, who went on to win the game 3-1 in penalties after Anton Ferdinand missed the final West Ham opportunity of the day.

Shaka Hislop Wife

Hislop is married to Desha Hislop.

Shaka Hislop Children

Hislop has five children.

Shaka Hislop Religion

As of the time of filing this report, we have no details about Hislop's religious belief.

Shaka Hislop Net Worth

Hislop has an estimated net worth to be from about $1 million to $8 million.

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