Seb Hines playing for Orlando City against Columbus Crew in the US Open Cup 30 June 2015
|Full name||Sebastian Tony Hines|
|Date of birth||29 May 1988|
|Place of birth||Wetherby, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Playing position||Centre back / Defensive midfielder|
|2009||→ Derby County (loan)||0||(0)|
|2009||→ Oldham Athletic (loan)||4||(0)|
|2014||→ Coventry City (loan)||9||(0)|
|2015||→ Orlando City (loan)||16||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 April 2016.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
His father is American and his mother is English.
Stats according to Soccerbase
- As of 9 March 2015
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|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|
|Orlando City (loan)||2015||MLS||19||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
- "Derby County make their first approach for Clough, while Hines joins Rams on loan". Derby Telegraph. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- "Oldham sign Boro defender Hines". BBC Sport. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
- "Orlando City sign English-American center back Seb Hines on loan from Middlesbrough". MLSsoccer.com.
- "The New York Times".