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David Whyte (20 April 1971 – 9 September 2014) was an English professional footballer who played as a striker.

David Whyte
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-04-20)20 April 1971
Place of birth Greenwich, London, England
Date of death 9 September 2014(2014-09-09) (aged 43)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Greenwich Borough
1989–1994 Crystal Palace 27 (4)
1992Charlton Athletic (loan) 8 (2)
1994–1997 Charlton Athletic 85 (28)
1997 Reading 0 (0)
1997 Ipswich Town 2 (0)
1998 Bristol Rovers 2 (0)
1998–1999 Southend United 26 (3)
Total 152 (37)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Born in Greenwich, Whyte played for Greenwich Borough, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Reading, Ipswich Town, Bristol Rovers and Southend United.[1][2]

He signed for Charlton Athletic in June 1994, alongside Paul Mortimer, in a part-exchange deal with Crystal Palace; Darren Pitcher moved in the opposite direction.[3]

He retired in 1999, at the age of 28.[4]

Later life and deathEdit

Whyte died on 9 September 2014, at the age of 43.[5][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b David Whyte at Soccerbase
  2. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Football: City sign Summerbee: Pitcher switches to Palace". The Independent. 23 June 1994. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  4. ^ Brian Cowan (14 September 2014). "David Whyte's goals remembered fondly". When Saturday Comes. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  5. ^ "David Whyte: Ex-Charlton Athletic striker dies aged 43". BBC Sport. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  6. ^ Stone, Jimmy (10 September 2014). "Former Addick Whyte passes away". cafc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  7. ^ Ritson, Mark (10 September 2014). "Ex-Crystal Palace forward passes away". croydonadvertiser.co.uk. Retrieved 19 September 2014.