Michael Hector joined Charlton on deadline day in January 2023.
The East Ham-born defender began his professional career at Reading and, after gaining valuable experience during a variety of loan spells away from Berkshire, established himself in the Royals’ first team squad in 2014/15.
Following his impressive breakthrough season, Hector earned a move to then-Premier League champions Chelsea.
He returned to Reading on loan for the 2015/16 campaign before enjoying a spell in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt. The centre-back earned 27 appearances for Die Adler, who finished 11th in the Bundesliga and reached the German Cup final.
The following two seasons saw Hector return to the Championship, where he enjoyed another 77 outings for Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday, winning the Owls’ Player of the Year award.
He completed a move to Fulham in January 2020 and, in his debut season at Craven Cottage, helped the Whites earn promotion to the Premier League. The defender went on to play for the west London side in the top flight in the subsequent season.
The experienced centre-back has numerous caps for Jamaica and represented his country at the Copa America and the Gold Cup, helping them to the final of the latter tournament in 2015.