Dave Waller

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Dave Harold Waller
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-12-20) 20 December 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Urmston, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1986 Crewe Alexandra 168 (55)
1986–1987 Shrewsbury Town 11 (3)
1987–1991 Chesterfield 119 (53)
1991–1992 Kettering Town 5 (0)
Worksop Town ? (?)
Glapwell ? (?)
1996–1998 Congleton Town 37 (17)
Total 340 (128)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David Harold Waller (born 20 December 1963 in Urmston, Lancashire) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League, as a forward for clubs including Crewe Alexandra, Shrewsbury Town and Chesterfield.[1]


Waller signed a professional contract at Crewe in 1982. After scoring 55 goals in four season at Gresty Road, he was sold to Shrewsbury for £20,000 in 1986, but suffered an injury soon after, and was sold for £3,000 to Chesterfield, becoming the last player signed by John Duncan during his first spell in charge.[2]

Waller scored 37 goals in his first two seasons at Chesterfield; in the 1988-89 season he equalled Jimmy Cookson's feat of scoring in eight successive League games.[2] However, he suffered a serious cruciate ligament injury during the following season (his 16 league goals still made him the club's leading scorer),[3] and eventually left the club, playing for non-league teams while running a stall on Chesterfield's market. He was player/manager at Glapwell in 1993, and retired from football at the end of the 1997-1998 season.[2]


  1. ^ "David Waller". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Dave Waller". Sky is Blue: The Chesterfield football history resource. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  3. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1990). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1990–91. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 190. ISBN 0-356-17911-7.

External links[edit]

  • Dave Waller at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database