Brian Whitehouse

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Brian Whitehouse
Personal information
Date of birth 8 September 1935
Place of birth West Bromwich, England
Date of death 16 January 2017 (aged 81)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1960 West Bromwich Albion 37 (13)
1960–1962 Norwich City 41 (14)
1962–1963 Wrexham 45 (19)
1963–1966 Crystal Palace 82 (17)
1966 Charlton 13 (1)
1966–1968 Leyton Orient 52 (6)
Total 270 (70)
Teams managed
1975 West Bromwich Albion (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Brian Whitehouse (8 September 1935 – 16 January 2017) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward for West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City, Wrexham, Crystal Palace, Charlton and Leyton Orient. He was top scorer for Palace in the 1965–1966 season with seven goals. After his retirement from playing in 1968, he undertook various coaching and scouting positions, and was briefly caretaker manager at West Bromwich Albion in 1975; he died in 2017, aged 81. Whitehouse's debut came on 14 April 1956 at Portsmouth's Fratton Park as injury to Johnny Nicholls gave manager Vic Buckingham a chance to assess him across the final three games of the season.[1]


  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. pp. 243–4. ISBN 1-85983-474-4.
  • King, Ian (2011). Crystal Palace: The Complete Record 1905-2011. The Derby Books Publishing Company. pp. 554–5. ISBN 978-1-78091-221-9.

External links[edit]

  • Brian Whitehouse at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Don Howe
West Bromwich Albion manager
April 1975 (caretaker)
Succeeded by
Johnny Giles