David Whyte

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David Whyte
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-20-04) 4 August 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth Greenwich, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Greenwich Borough
1989–1994 Crystal Palace 27 (4)
1992 Charlton 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 27 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Whyte (born 20 April 1971) is an English former footballer born in Greenwich who played in the Football League as a striker for Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Ipswich Town, Bristol Rovers and Southend United.[1][2]

He signed his first professional contract with Crystal Palace in 1989 and moved to Charlton Athletic on a permanent basis in 1994.[3] He was the club's top scorer in the 1994–95 season with 19 goals. During that season it was widely reported that Premier League side Coventry City offered £1.5 million for Whyte's services, which the Charlton Athletic board rejected despite the club being deeply in debt.[citation needed]

Whyte retired in 1999 after short spells at several clubs, finishing up with Southend United.[2]


  1. ^ "David Whyte". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Charlton Athletic : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "City sign Summerbee: Pitcher switches to Palace". The Independent. 23 June 1994. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 

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