Steve Whitton

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Steve Whitton
Personal information
Full name Stephen Paul Whitton
Date of birth (1960-12-04) 4 December 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth London, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1977–1978 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1983 Coventry City 74 (21)
1980 Seiko SA (loan)
1983–1986 West Ham United 39 (6)
1986 Birmingham City (loan) 8 (2)
1986–1989 Birmingham City 95 (28)
1989–1991 Sheffield Wednesday 32 (4)
1990 Halmstads BK (loan) 13 (7)
1991–1994 Ipswich Town 88 (15)
1994–1998 Colchester United 116 (21)
Teams managed
1999–2003 Colchester United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stephen Paul "Steve" Whitton (born 4 December 1960) is a former English footballer who played as a striker. He was born in East Ham, London.


In a playing career spanning 20 years (1978–1998), he made more than 450 league appearances. Whitton played in the Football League and Premier League in England,[1] the Swedish Allsvenskan[2] and the Hong Kong First Division League. After being forced to retire with injury he became assistant manager at Colchester United under Steve Wignall and his successor Mick Wadsworth. He went on to manage the team after Wadsworth resigned just weeks before the start of the season.[3] He continued as manager until he left by mutual consent in early 2003 .[4] He has not taken a job in football since.

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Won %!
Colchester United England 28 August 1999 29 January 2003 181 52 45 84 28.7



Ipswich Town[5]
Colchester United[6]


  1. "Steve Whitton". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  2. "Steve Whitton" (in Swedish). Halmstads BK. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  4. "Whitton exits Colchester". BBC Sport. 2002-11-28. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  5. "Tier Two (Championship) Honours". 
  6. "Associate Members Cup Finalists".