Alex Whitmore

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Alex Whitmore
Personal information
Full name Alexander James Whitmore
Date of birth (1995-09-07) 7 September 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
Number 25
Youth career
Wallsend Boys Club
2012–2015 Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Burnley 0 (0)
2015Chester (loan) 5 (0)
2016Gateshead (loan) 19 (2)
2016–2017Morecambe (loan) 15 (0)
2017Morecambe (loan) 20 (0)
2017–2018Bury (loan) 8 (0)
2018 Chesterfield 15 (1)
2018– Grimsby Town 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:56, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Alexander James Whitmore[2] (born 7 September 1995)[3] is an English professional footballer who plays for League Two club Grimsby Town, as a central defender.

After playing youth football with Wallsend Boys Club, Whitmore turned professional with Burnley in 2014, and spent loan spells at Chester, Gateshead, Morecambe, Bury and Chesterfield. He signed for current club Grimsby Town in May 2018.

Career[edit]

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Whitmore started his career with local youth side Wallsend Boys Club, where he played until the age of sixteen.[4] In July 2012, he joined Burnley on a two-year scholarship deal.[4] He progressed through the youth side and was named as captain in his second season at the club, signing his first professional contract in March 2014.[5] He was moved into the development squad and remained there for one season before he signed a new one-year contract extension in April 2015.[6] He received a place in the first team squad for the pre-season tour of Scotland in the summer of 2015.[7]

In November 2015, he joined National League side Chester on a one-month youth loan deal.[8] He made his senior debut in the 1–1 league draw with Dover Athletic, playing the full ninety minutes.[9] He made five appearances during his month at the Deva Stadium, however, he turned down the option to extend his loan despite interest from Chester manager Steve Burr.[10]

In January 2016, he instead chose to join National League rivals Gateshead on a loan deal until the end of the season, preferring to move closer to his North East roots.[10][11] He was a first team regular for the club and made twenty-three appearances in all competitions, scoring twice.[9] His performances during the spell convinced Burnley to extend his contract for a further year.[12]

In July 2016, he joined League Two side Morecambe on a loan deal until January 2017.[13] He made his debut in August 2016, in the opening day 2–0 defeat to Grimsby Town.[9] He made 23 appearances for Morecambe during his loan spell, playing regularly despite missing seven games due to suspension after receiving two red cards.[14] Later in January 2017, Whitmore returned to Morecambe until the end of the season on loan after their transfer embargo was lifted.[15]

On 31 July 2017, Whitmore signed for Football League One side Bury on loan until January 2018.[16] He made a total of eleven appearances in all competitions before returning to Burnley having found it difficult to hold down a first team place.[17]

On 18 January 2018, Whitmore signed for Football League Two side Chesterfield on a two-and-a-half year deal.[18][19]

On 30 May 2018, Whitmore signed a one-year contract with League Two side Grimsby Town on a free transfer.[20][21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 February 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burnley 2015–16[22] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[23] Premier League 0 0 0 0
2017–18[24] Premier League 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chester (loan) 2015–16[9] National League 5 0 0 0 5 0
Gateshead (loan) 2015–16[9] National League 19 2 4 0 23 2
Morecambe (loan) 2016–17[23] League Two 35 0 2 0 2 0 4 0 43 0
Bury (loan) 2017–18[24] League One 8 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 11 0
Chesterfield 2017–18[24] League Two 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Grimsby Town 2018–19[25] League Two 24 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 28 0
Career total 106 3 2 0 4 0 13 0 125 3

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Morecambe F.C. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Retained List 2015-16" (PDF). English Football League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Profile". 11v11. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Burnley sign up nine new scholars". Lancashire Telegraph. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Meet The New Professionals". Burnley F.C. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  6. ^ "New Deals For Clarets Starlets". Burnley F.C. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Development Squad profiles". Burnley F.C. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  8. ^ Jim Green (24 November 2015). "Chester FC: Burnley defender Alex Whitmore arrives on loan". Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d e Alex Whitmore at Soccerway. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Chester FC: Alex Whitmore explains decision to choose Gateshead over Blues". Chester Chronicle. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  11. ^ Jim Green (2 January 2016). "Burnley youngster Alex Whitmore has joined Gateshead on a youth loan deal". Sky Sports. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Young Burnley trio offered new deals". Eurosport. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Alex Whitmore: Burnley centre-back joins Morecambe on loan". BBC Sport. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Whitmore is latest returning loan player". Up The Clarets. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Alex Whitmore Return". Morecambe F.C. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  16. ^ https://www.buryfc.co.uk/news/2017/july/confirmed-burnleys-alex-whitmore-joins-on-loan/
  17. ^ "Whitmore Loan Finishes". Bury F.C. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  18. ^ https://www.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/news/2018/january/20180118-spireites-sign-burnley-defender/
  19. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42736251
  20. ^ Liam Wood (30 May 2018). "Grimsby Town complete first summer signing with arrival of defender Alex Whitmore". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  21. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44304428
  22. ^ "Games played by Alex Whitmore in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Alex Whitmore in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  24. ^ a b c "Games played by Alex Whitmore in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Alex Whitmore in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 May 2018.