Canada Soccer | Iain Hume former member of Canada’s FIFA World Cup qualifying team and a semifinalist in the Concacaf competition. Has announced his retirement from competitive football participation. In the fourteen years between 2003 and 2016. Hume made 43 international “A” appearances for Canada. Including three during the storied Concacaf Gold Cup run in 2007.
After receiving his UEFA B Diploma Coaching Award from the Welsh FA in 2020. Hume is currently a coach with Woodstock FC. In the upcoming year. He intends to register in the Canada Soccer Advanced Coach Education Program.
Hume travelled to England, India, and Spain as part of his club career from Canada. He participated in more than 600 competitive games and scored over 140 goals during his professional and international careers. Including 54 goals in 204 Championship games for England and another 33 goals in 125 League One games for England.
Later, he amassed 25 goals in 62 games during the course of his career in the Indian Super League. Where he also won the 2014 Best Player prize and the 2016 Indian Super League Championship. On March 2, 2019, he scored his final goal in a competition while playing for FC Pune City in India.
Hume did, in fact, play for Canada in three Concacaf Gold Cup tournaments. Reaching the 2007 semifinals. On February 12, 2003, he made his international debut at the age of 19. And it took him only a few more years to score his first international goal in a 1:0 away victory over Luxembourg.
He is well known for his goal against the United States in the 2007 Concacaf Gold Cup Semifinals. Later, he was Canada’s co-leading goal scorer in the 2011–12 FIFA World Cup Qualifying cycle. He represented Canada at two FIFA youth competitions on the international stage, most notably making it all the way to the quarterfinals of the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates.
In five games at UAE 2003, he tallied three goals and one assist. Alongside Atiba Hutchinson, he was one of the first two Canadians ever to be nominated to a FIFA men’s young all-star squad. He was described as an “athletic and crafty striker, cool and composed in front of goal” by the FIFA Technical Study Group.