David Whyte

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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)
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 26 (3)
Total 152 (37)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

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

Career[edit]

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 death[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b David Whyte career stats at Soccerbase
  2. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's 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. ^ Jimmy Stone (10 September 2014). "Former Addick Whyte passes away". Charlton Athletic F.C. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Mark Ritson (10 September 2014). "Ex-Crystal Palace forward passes away". Croydon Advertiser. Retrieved 19 September 2014.