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|Full name||Ernest Hine|
|Date of birth||April 9, 1901|
|Place of birth||Barnsley, England|
|Date of death||April 15, 1974(aged 73)|
|72 ( 25)|
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.
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.
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.
- Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
|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|