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Ernie Hine
Personal information
Full name Ernest Hine
Date of birth April 9, 1901(1901-04-09)
Place of birth    Barnsley, Flag of England England
Date of death    April 15, 1974(1974-04-15) (aged 73)
Playing position Striker
Youth clubs
New Mills
Staincross Station
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Leicester City
Huddersfield Town
Manchester United
072 (025)
259 (156)
023 00(4)
053 0(12)
133 0(47)
540 (244)   
National team
1926-1932 England 0000(4)

Ernest William "Ernie" Hine (9 April 1901 – 15 April 1974) was a professional footballer who played for Barnsley, Leicester City, Huddersfield Town and Manchester United.

He is the top goalscorer in the history of Barnsley with 131 goals and the third top goalscorer in the history of Leicester City scoring 156 times. He is the 18th top goalscorer in the history of English league football overall, netting 287 league goals in total.


Club career

Hine began his career with Barnsley in 1921 scoring on his debut in an FA Cup replay against Norwich. He helped Barnsley to third in the Second Division in 1921–22.

He was signed by Peter Hodge to newly promoted First Division side Leicester City in January 1926 for £3,000. He made an instant impact, scoring twice on his debut against Burnley, though he also missed a penalty. During his six and a half seasons with the East Midlands' club he forged a legendary forward line with Arthur Chandler and Arthur Lochhead, helping Leicester to its highest ever league finish of First Division runners-up in 1928–29.

Following spells with Huddersfield Town and Manchester United, he rejoined Barnsley in 1934, where he broke the club's all-time scoring record. After retiring at the end of the 1937–38 season, Barnsley appointed him as a coach in May 1939.

International career

During his time at Leicester, Hine played for England on six occasions, making his debut against Ireland on 22 October 1928. He scored four times for England, his first coming against Wales on 17 November 1928.

International goals

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 November 1928 Vetch Field, Swansea  Wales 3–2 3–2 1929 British Home Championship
2 19 October 1929 Windsor Park, Belfast  Republic Ireland 3–0 3–0 1930 British Home Championship
3 17 October 1931 Windsor Park, Belfast  Republic Ireland 3–1 6–2 1932 British Home Championship
4 18 November 1931 Anfield, Liverpool  Wales 3–1 3–1 1932 British Home Championship




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