Iain Hume arrived at Leicester City on deadline day in 2005, being the most expensive signing by Craig Levein who made the move for a direct replacement of David Connolly. The fee was originally £500.000.
Craig Levein did a number of shrewd signings while at Leicester, many of them from lower levels and that was the case also for Iain Hume coming in from Tranmere Rovers. Hume had a decent goalscoring record at Prenton Park, netting 32 in 149 league games.
He slotted directly in up front with Matty Fryatt and the young duo became a force at Leicester City, but sadly Levein wasn’t able to build a strong founding around the top forwards, and the team were drawn into relegation battles in the 2nd tier instead of fighting for promotion that was the clear intention.
Hume were often cheered on loudly with the cheers from Leicester City fans shouting “Huuuuuume” out from the stands and his three years at the club he scored 33 goals in 122 league games, before he left Leicester City in the summer of 2008 to join Barnsley and not follow the club down to the 3rd tier and instead resume his career at the level he used to play.
His time at Barnsley became a dramatic one with a skull fracture incident in November 2008 that made Iain Hume sidelined for a long period of time. At one time reports were that he could see his retirement early, but eventually returned to action a few months later, and could continue to play.
After his time with Barnsley, Hume moved to Preston and from there had a few loan spells around in lower league football, before deciding to leave England for Spain and later India.
Hume turned down the opportunity to play for Scotland, saying he felt more for Canada and has over a period of 13 years represented The Maple Leafs and been capped 43 times, making his debut in 2003 and seen last in the national team in 2016.
- Full Name: Iain Hume
- Position: Forward
- Date of Birth: 30.10.1983
- Birthplace: Edinburgh
- Nation: Canada
- Caps / Goals: 43/6
- Major League Career:
- 2000-05, Tranmere Rovers (149/32)
- 2005-08, Leicester City (122/33)
- 2008-11, Barnsley (51/9)
- 2011-14, Preston North End (75/23)