Sam Whittingham (footballer)

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Sam Whittingham
Personal information
Full name Samuel Whittingham[1]
Date of birth 1884[1]
Place of birth Stoke-upon-Trent, England[1]
Playing position Half-back
Youth career
Goldenhill Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1902 Stoke 0 (0)
1903–1906 Burslem Port Vale 69 (3)
Crewe Alexandra
1908–1909 Blackpool 48 (0)
1910 Huddersfield Town 0 (0)
Mirfield United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Samuel Whittingham (1884– after 1910) was an English footballer who played for Stoke, Burslem Port Vale, Crewe Alexandra, Blackpool, and Huddersfield Town. He was the elder brother of Bob Whittingham.

Playing career[edit]

Whittingham played for Goldenhill Wanderers and Stoke, before joining Burslem Port Vale in August 1903.[1] He played seven Second Division games in the 1903–04 season.[1] He scored three goals in 31 league games in the 1904–05 season, bagging his first goal in the Football League on 17 December, in a 2–1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers at the Athletic Ground; he later claimed goals in 2–0 home wins over Grimsby Town and Doncaster Rovers in March.[1] He played 31 league games in the 1905–06 campaign, but was transferred to Crewe Alexandra in the summer 1906.[1] He later also played for Blackpool, Huddersfield Town (playing one FA Cup game in the 1910–11 season), and Mirfield United.

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Sam Whittingham profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1902–03 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burslem Port Vale 1903–04 Second Division 7 0 0 0 7 0
1904–05 Second Division 31 3 2 0 33 3
1905–06 Second Division 31 0 0 0 31 0
Total 69 3 1 0 71 3
Blackpool 1908–09 Second Division 23 0 1 0 24 0
1909–10 Second Division 25 0 2 0 27 0
Total 48 0 3 0 50 0
Huddersfield Town 1910–11 Second Division 0 0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 308. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
General
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888-1939. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.