Position Attacking Midfielder
Shiels recorded over 100 appearances for Hibs, scoring the first hat trick of his professional career in a 3-0 victory against Inverness in January 2008.
National Team Northern Ireland
International debut 15th November 2005 (versus Portugal)
Born in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland, Dean Shiels was signed from Arsenal in 2004 by then manager Tony Mowbray.
Although showing promise, the eighteen-year-old Shiels found the prospect of breaking through to the Arsenal first team daunting and saw the move to Easter Road as the ideal way to enhance his career.
An operation at the start of 2006 to remove an eye, the result of a childhood accident, interrupted his Easter Road career, but after several months he had fully recovered to become an important member of Hibs first team squad. After failing to fully establish himself during manager John Collins term with the club, Shiels found himself an integral part of manager Mixu Paatelainen's plans.
The attacking midfielder won his first senior cap for Northern Ireland, drawing 1-1 Portugal, in November 2005.
Shiels recorded over 100 appearances for Hibs, scoring the first hat trick of his professional career in a 3-0 victory against Inverness in January 2008. He signed on at Doncaster Rovers in February 2009.
Full name Dean Andrew Shiels
Date of birth 1st February 1985
Place of birth Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
Height 5ft 11in