|Full Name||Iain Edward Hume|
|Known For||"He is the Indian Super Leauge's highest scorer of all time with 23 goals."|
|Born||30 October 1983||Age||34|
|Nickname||Humey||Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Hometown||Brampton, Ontario, Canada||Position||Centre-Forward|
|Foot||Right||Height||170 cm / 5' 7"|
|Weight||72 kg / 159 lb||Relationship Status||Married to Christine Hume|
Education and Family
|Wife||Christine Hume||Daughters||Keira Hume & Alyssa Fay Hume|
Iain Hume's Career
From being a supporter of Liverpool and Hearts, from idealising Ian Rush, John Barnes and John Robertson as a child, from cherishes autographed jerseys of his two favourite sportsmen, former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and Canadian ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, to being himself an all-time highest scorer of Indian Super Leauge. It was a great journey, and up downs of his life, every true fan of him should know about.
It all started when Iain Hume progressed through the youth ranks at Tranmere Rovers, making his professional debut on 15 April 2000 as a 76th-minute substitute for Nick Henry in a 3–1 First Division loss at Swindon Town. Then, he scored his first professional goal on 29 October 2002, two minutes after replacing Stuart Barlow, he headed in Gareth Roberts' free-kick to open a 1–1 draw with Peterborough United at Prenton Park.
He scored six goals in 23 games that Second Division season, including both of Tranmere's goals in a 2–1 win over Blackpool on 22 February 2003, ending the visitors' 12-game unbeaten run.
His best season for Tranmere was during the 2004–05 campaign where he finished as the club's top scorer with 16 goals, including braces in a 2–1 win at Torquay United on 25 September 2004 and a 4–5 home defeat to Bradford City on 16 October.
Signed on transfer deadline day at the end of August 2005, Iain Hume was Craig Levein's most expensive signing in his first year as manager, on a three-year deal after leaving Tranmere where he made 176 appearances, scoring 37 goals.
Hume made his debut for Leicester in the Championship on 10 September, replacing Elvis Hammond for the final 13 minutes of a 2–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at the Walkers Stadium. Then on 1 October, he scored his first goal for the team, an 86th-minute opener in a 1–1 draw at Derby County, and finished his first season with the Foxes with 9 goals from 37 games, including one each in three consecutive matches in February 2006.
Iain Hume signed a new three-year deal on 5 June 2007 to stay at the club. He scored his first goal of the 2007–08 season against Watford on 25 August and was named in the Championship Team of the Week two days later. This goal was also voted Goal of the Season on 28 April 2008.
Despite finishing as the club's top goalscorer with 11 league goals, Hume could not prevent Leicester from being relegated at the end of the season.
Despite announcing that he would stay at Leicester, on 25 June 2008, Barnsley secured the signing of Iain Hume for £1.2 million. On 9 August, the opening day of the Championship season, Hume scored just five minutes into his Barnsley debut away to Queens Park Rangers, but the Tykes lost the game 2–1.
But this well-going career of Iain Hume went in the deep well of tragedy, when he sustained a fractured skull and internal bleeding following an elbow to the head, prior to challenging for the ball, from Chris Morgan against Sheffield United on 8 Nov 2008. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery. The opposing club issued a statement that "Sheffield United are saddened and concerned to hear that Barnsley striker Iain Hume is being monitored in a high dependency unit following last Saturday's fixture, and we wish him a speedy and full recovery."
Later in November, Hume was discharged, while the FA decided that they would not discipline Morgan. Barnsley manager Simon Davey criticised this decision, opining that Morgan and referee Andy D'Urso should have been suspended and be claiming that different action would have been taken if Cristiano Ronaldo were injured. Hume, who was left with an 18-inch horseshoe-shaped scar and cognitive difficulties, was offered help in his recovery by goalkeeper Petr Čech, who had suffered a similar injury.
After missing the remainder of the season, Hume made his return to the team with a 50th-minute substitute appearance against Gainsborough on 21 July 2009, nearly scoring from a header with his first touch of the game. He scored five goals in 35 games in his second season, including two in a 2–2 home draw against Peterborough United on 5 April 2010 which relegated the opponents to League One.
Iain Hume joined Preston North End on 17 September 2010, on a three-month loan, where he made his debut the next day in a 0–1 home loss against Norwich City and scored his first goal for the Lilywhites the following Saturday at Coventry, a right-footed shot from 20 yards, following this with the final goal in the 6–4 comeback win at Leeds United on the 28th.
On 23 October it was announced that Hume would return to Barnsley following a poor run of results for his parent club. However, five days later, his loan was extended, with Paul Hayes going the other way to Barnsley with the view to a permanent deal for Hume in January.
Iain Hume moved to Preston in the January 2011 transfer window for an undisclosed fee, where at the end of the season, He led the team with 12 goals in the Championship and became the first player from Preston following relegation to come out publicly committing himself to the team for the following season, while in his second season at the same club, Hume scored 9 goals in 28 league games, with achieving the milestone of 100 goals in his career.
Then on 31 August 2012, Hume signed for Doncaster Rovers on loan until January 2013, a deal that was extended till the end of the season. where his 7 goals from 33 league games helped Rovers to the 2012–13 Football League One title, his first honour.
On 20 March 2014, Iain Hume joined League Two side Fleetwood Town until the end of the season, where he made just eight appearances with the jersey number 36, scoring once, an 85th-minute strike to secure a 2–2 home draw with Lancashire rivals Morecambe on 12 April. The team qualified for the playoffs, where they dispatched York City in the semi-finals and then defeated Burton Albion 1–0 in the decisive match at Wembley Stadium in which Hume was in the starting eleven.
On 21 August 2014, Iain Hume was drafted by the Kerala Blasters of the newly founded Indian Super League, joining Player-Manager David James and Michael Chopra at the club. In their first game on 21 October, away to Chennaiyin FC, he scored their first goal to equalise in an eventual 2–1 loss. Adter it many cames, at the crucial time, when his team needed them most, whether it was the equaliser again at Atlético de Kolkata for a 1–1 draw after five days later, or his semi-final goal, gave a 3–0 win over regular season winners Chennaiyin, and played the full 90 minutes of the inaugural final, a 1–0 loss to Kolkata at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Hume earned the nickname "(Humettan)", meaning "elder brother Hume" in Malayalam, and was voted the best player in the league's first season.
On 29 January 2015, Iain Hume signed a six-month contract with his first club Tranmere Rovers, now in League Two. After 12 scoreless games in a season which saw the club relegated to the Conference, Hume was one of seven players released by the club on 6 May.
He returned for the second season of the Indian Super League on 5 June 2015, when he signed for Atlético de Kolkata, and made his debut on 3 October as they began the season with a 3–2 win at Chennaiyin, and scored his first goals in the form of a hat-trick on 1 November in a 4–1 win at Mumbai City FC, and added another treble 26 days later in a win by the same score over Pune at the Salt Lake Stadium which made his team to be the first to qualify for the season's play-offs.
On 4 December, in the last game of regular play at home to Mumbai, Hume scored a penalty for his tenth goal of the season in a 2–3 loss. In the play-off semi-final second leg, he scored again in a 2–1 home win over Chennaiyin, a 2–4 aggregate elimination. With 11 goals, he was second place in the Indian Super League Golden Boot, two goals behind winner Stiven Mendoza.
Then, in the next season of Hero ISL, Iain Hume was retained by Atlético de Kolkata where he was the league's second top scorer with 7 goals as the team won the title, behind Delhi Dynamos' Marcelinho; this haul included a brace in a 3–2 win over Mumbai in the semi-finals first leg.
On 1 February 2016, Hume returned to Spain, joining Segunda División B club Extremadura UD for the remainder of the season.where he scored his first goal again Atlético Sanluqueño, help his team to win with the score 2-0.
If we talk about his international career, Iain Hume turned down the opportunity to represent Scotland at under-16 level at the age of 15, saying that he is more devoted to Canada.
After 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship, he also starred for Canada at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship, where he scored three goals, including the game-winner versus the Czech Republic. which booked Canada's place in the round of 16, where they eliminated Burkina Faso on a goal by Josh Simpson. In the quarterfinals, Then Hume scored the equaliser in the 53rd minute to send their game against Spain to extra time. Canada eventually bowed out to the Spanish by a 2–1 scoreline. It is Canada's best showing at a FIFA male event.
He made his senior debut for Canada in a February 2003 friendly match against Libya.
Coming on as a substitute in the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final versus the United States, he made an immediate impact, making his presence known through a few tough tackles and a remarkable goal, snapping Canada's 705-minute scoring drought in matches versus the United States. Minutes later he kept Canada within a goal's reach courtesy of a goal-line clearance with his heel, to deny Clint Dempsey a goal. Later he was in national team for next two consecutive CONCACAF Gold Cups.
On 24 July 2017, Iain Hume re-signed for Kerala Blasters ahead of the 2017–18 Indian Super League season. and we all are hoping to see some magic from this all time highest goal scorer of the league.
Achievements and Awards
- Career Statics - He scored over all 125 goals in 520 appreances before ISL season 2017-18
- Club Honors
- Doncaster Rovers - League One Champions : 2012–13
- Fleetwood Town - League Two Play-offs : 2014
- Kerala Blasters - Indian Super League Runners-up : 2014
- Atletico de Kolkata - Indian Super League Champions : 2016
- ISL Hero of the League : 2014
- ISL Fittest Player : 2015
- ISL Team of the Year : 2016