Where are they now? The 14 players signed by Hearts during the Championship-winning season

Ah those halcyon days, when everything was right at Tynecastle as points were being racked up and fans were smiling from ear to ear.

By Craig Fowler
Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 2:50 pm
Former Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson (right) with Soufian el Hassnaoui
Former Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson (right) with Soufian el Hassnaoui

With the latest transfer window closed and league football about to get underway again after the international break, let's take a pleasant trip down memory lane by remembering the bulk of the team that won Hearts promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking under new boss Robbie Neilson and tell you what they're up to these days.

The first signing of the Robbie Neilson era was loaned out to Motherwell before leaving for Malaysian side Kelantan in 2016. After a stint in Omar he moved back to Scotland with Dundee United and is now at Falkirk.
The striker was released at the end of the 2014/15 season and took the unpopular decision to sign with rivals Hibs. He stayed at Easter Road for two years and is now at Inverness CT following spells with Dundee United and Hamilton.

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Injury problems at Hearts saw him go without a club for six months following his release in the summer of 2016. He got a job with Ittihad Tanger in Morocco but was released the same year and has been a free agent since.
Played regularly for Hearts before leaving in the summer of 2016. Joined Aberdeen for a year, without making an appearance, before helping Livingston reach promotion to the top flight. Now a coach at Dundee United.
Was allowed to move to Boluspor in Turkey after falling out of favour in the 2016/17 season. Signed for Sunderland last summer.
The longest surviving player from that summer, Buaben was released in the summer of 2018 and spent part of last term at Falkirk. Currently without a club.
Spent time on loan at Forfar before being allowed to join Livingston in January 2016. Has since spent time at St Mirren, Hibs, Dumbarton and finally Airdrieonians, where he is the current reserve goalkeeper.
Sold to Henan Jianye in China for over 1 million pounds. Had a loan spell with Emirates in the UAE before reuniting with Neilson at MK Dons, who then signed him for Dundee United. He's now on loan at Kilmarnock.
Signed as emergency cover due to an injury crisis, Hollis moved into Junior football after being released from his Hearts contract a month later.
When further issues befell the goalkeeping corps, the veteran stopper was drafted in from Shettleston. He moved back to the Juniors after his short-term contract expired.
The left-back moved to Hibs after leaving Tynecastle but failed to make an appearance. He's since played for FC Edmonton, St Mirren, Forfar Athletic and is now at Airdrieonians in League One.
The Spaniard played for two seasons before being released and subsequently joining V-Varen Nagasaki in Japan. Returned to Spain to play for Murcia but was released in 2018 and hasn't had a club since.
Re-signed with former club RKC Waalwijk after his failed year-long stint with Hearts. He would later agree a deal with fellow Dutch side Quick Boys before landing with ASWH in the semi-professional league earlier this year.
The 29-year-old has been without a club for two years. Following his loan at Hearts he returned to Groningen before being sold to Balkesirspor in Turkey. Hasn't been seen since a short spell with FC Emmen.