Derek Whiteford

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Derek Whiteford
Personal information
Date of birth (1947-05-13)13 May 1947
Place of birth Salsburgh, Scotland
Date of death 2002 (aged 54–55)
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Broxburn Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1967 Hibernian 1 (0)
1967–1977 Airdrieonians 316 (80)
1977–1979 Dumbarton 77 (24)
1979–1980 Falkirk 12 (2)
Total 406 (106)
Teams managed
1981–1982 Albion Rovers
1986 Dumbarton
1986–1987 Airdrieonians
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Derek Whiteford (born 13 May 1947 in Salsburgh)[1] was a Scottish football player and manager. He played for Hibernian,[1] Airdrie,[2] Dumbarton[3] and Falkirk.[4]

Whiteford started his senior career with Hibernian, but was soon given a free transfer.[5] He signed for Airdrie and served the club with distinction, making over 400 appearances, including the 1975 Scottish Cup Final.[5]

After retiring as a player, he managed Albion Rovers, Dumbarton and then Airdrie.[5] Whiteford resigned as Airdrie manager in 1987 because he lost enjoyment for the game, and decided to concentrate on his then principal career as a physical education teacher.[5]

Whiteford died in 2002, aged 54.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Whiteford, Derek". www.ihibs.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "AIRDRIE UNITED:1946/47 - 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "DUMBARTON : 1946/47 - 1953/54 & 1955/56 - 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "FALKIRK : 1946/47 - 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Bob Crampsey (21 January 2002). "Derek Whiteford". The Herald. Retrieved 23 January 2011.