Seb Hines

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Seb Hines
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Personal information
Full name Sebastian Tony Hines
Date of birth (1988-05-29) 29 May 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Wetherby, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Coventry City
(on loan from Middlesbrough)
Number 25
Youth career
Kirk Deighton Rangers
Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Middlesbrough 69 (3)
2009 Derby County (loan) 0 (0)
2009 Oldham Athletic (loan) 4 (0)
2014– Coventry City (loan) 9 (0)
National team
2003 England U16 2 (0)
2004–2005 England U17 11 (0)
2006–2007 England U19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:06, 1 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:56, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Sebastian Tony "Seb" Hines (born 29 May 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a central defender or holding midfielder for Coventry City on loan from Middlesbrough. His father is African American and his mother is English.[1]


Club career[edit]

Born in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, Hines' youth team before playing for Middlesbrough was Kirk Deighton Rangers. His career was troubled with a serious knee injury in October 2005, but Hines recovered fully. On 16 January 2007, he scored on his first team debut with a scorching effort from outside the box against Hull City in the FA Cup Third Round. On 18 August 2007, he made his Premier League debut as a substitute against Fulham.

On 5 January 2009, Hines signed on loan for one month at Derby County.[2] Though he never played in a first team game for the club, he played and scored in a reserve match against Aston Villa. On 12 February 2009, Hines was loaned out to League One club Oldham Athletic on a month's loan.[3]

Having impressed from limited opportunities during the 2010 season, on 11 December 2010, Hines replaced the suspended David Wheater alongside Matthew Bates in the starting line up of Middlesbrough's defence for the club's 1–0 victory over Cardiff, where he was rewarded with the Man of the Match award.[4] Seb continued to impress with assured performances at the heart of the Middlesbrough defence with a cool display in the draw at Preston and another commanding showing in the 2–0 victory over Scunthorpe on 1 February 2011 in which the highlight was a fine measured lob by prolific goalscorer Kris Boyd which brought about his 200th career goal. He got his second goal for Middlesbrough on 8 March in a 2–1 win over Derby. Seb Hines scored again in the Boro's win over Crystal Palace on 25 August 2012, after Grant Leadbitter's corner skimmed Ishmael Miller's head, hit Hines on the rear and deflected in.

In the League Cup against Swansea City Hines scored an own goal - the only goal of the match - in the 81st minute to make the score 1–0, which knocked them out of the competition.

Career statistics[edit]

Stats according to Soccerbase

As of 1 November 2014
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Middlesbrough 2006–07 Premier League 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08 Premier League 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2008–09 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2010–11 Championship 14 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 1
2011–12 Championship 23 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 27 2
2012–13 Championship 21 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 27 1
2013–14 Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2014–15 Championship 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Derby County (loan) 2008–09 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oldham Athletic (loan) 2008–09 League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Coventry City (loan) 2014–15 League One 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Middlesbrough Total 69 3 8 0 10 1 0 0 87 4
Career totals 82 3 8 0 10 1 0 0 100 4

International[edit]

Hines has made appearances for England at U16 and U17 level. Hines is also eligible to play for the U.S. National Team as his father is an American citizen.

Hines has been called up for the England under-19 squad and made his debut against Spain 7 October 2006 in Austria to prepare for the European Under-19 Championship Tournament.

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