Aurtis Whitley

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Aurtis Whitley
Personal information
Full name Aurtis Whitley
Date of birth (1977-05-01) May 1, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position midfielder
Club information
Current team
W Connection
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Superstar Rangers 0 (0)
1997–1998 Vitoria Setubal 0 (0)
1998–2007 San Juan Jabloteh 22 (9)
2007–2008 W Connection 0 (0)
2008- United Petrotrin 0 (0)
National team
2000–2008  Trinidad and Tobago 41 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 February 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 August 2008

Aurtis Whitley CM (AKA Otis Seaton) (born May 1, 1977) is a Trinidad and Tobago footballer who plays as a midfielder for W Connection F.C. in the TT Pro League and current captain of the Trinidad and Tobago national football team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Whitley played for San Juan Jabloteh for 9 years in the TT Pro League prior to his contract termination in September 2007 after comments by manager Terry Fenwick regarding the player's attendance at practices.[2] Several days later, he was signed by rival club W Connection where he remains to date (as of July 2008). His previous clubs include Superstar Rangers and Vitoria Setubal.

International career[edit]

Whitley made his international debut for the Trinidad and Tobago national football team (T&T) on November 15, 2005 in a 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Panama.[3] He played most of T&T's qualification matches for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany when T&T qualified, its first ever qualification. He played at the World Cup in all of T&T three games. He was absent from the national team for all of 2007 along with other World Cup players due to a dispute over bonuses with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation. He returned to the national team as captain for a friendly match against El Salvador in March 2008 and has retained the captain's armband for all games since (as of July 2008).

International Goals[edit]

Scores and results list T&T's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2003-11-19 Trinidad and Tobago Hasely Crawford Stadium  Cuba 1–0 2–1 Friendly match
2 2008-03-26 Jamaica Independence Park  Jamaica 2–2 2–2 Friendly match

Source

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soca Warriors back in training, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, Accessed 5 July 2008.
  2. ^ Jabloteh sacks Whitley, W Connection signs him, Trinidad Guardian, Accessed 5 July 2008.
  3. ^ T&T Squad Line-ups since 2000, Soca Warriors Online, Accessed 5 July 2005.