Derek Hines

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Derek Hines
Personal information
Date of birth (1931-02-18)18 February 1931
Place of birth Woodville, Derbyshire, England
Date of death 1 August 2001(2001-08-01) (aged 70)
Place of death Derbyshire, England
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
1946–1948 Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1961 Leicester City 299 (116)
1961–1962 Shrewsbury Town 16 (5)
1964–1965 Rugby Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Derek Jabez Hines (8 February 1931 - August 2001) was an English football player who played for Derby County, Shrewsbury Town, Rugby Town and most notably Leicester City.

During his time at Leicester he forged a prolific strike partnership with Arthur Rowley and helped Leicester to the Second Division title in both 1953-54 and 1956-57. He scored 117 goals in total for the club making him the club's 4th top goalscorer of all-time. He is also the last person to score 4 goals in one game for the club in a 6-3 victory over Aston Villa in November 1958.

He returned to the club for a spell as youth team coach in the 1970s.[1]


  1. ^ Dave Smith & Paul Taylor (2010). Of Fossils and Foxes. ISBN 1-905411-94-4.