William Whiting (footballer)

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William Whiting
Personal information
Full name William Whiting
Date of birth Not known
Place of birth Southampton, England
Date of death Not known
Position(s) Half-back
Youth career
Fitzhugh Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1901–1907 Southampton 4 (0)
1907–1908 Salisbury City
1908–1910 Eastleigh Athletic
1910–19?? Southampton Wanderers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Whiting was an English footballer who played as a half-back for Southampton in the 1900s, before becoming a referee.

Football career[edit]

Whiting played football as an amateur for Fitzhugh Rovers before joining Southampton of the Southern League in 1901. In his six years at the "Saints", he only made four first-team appearances but in excess of 200 appearances for the reserves.[1]

His first-team debut came when he replaced the injured Samuel Meston at right-half in a 4–1 victory over Kettering Town on 15 February 1902.[2] He made two first-team appearances in the 1902–03 season, with his final appearance in the Southern League coming on 10 April 1905.[3]

In 1905, he was a member of the Southampton Reserves team which won the Hampshire Senior Cup.[1]

He left Southampton in the summer of 1907 to join Salisbury City where he spent a season, before joining Eastleigh Athletic.[1]

Career as a referee[edit]

After the First World War, Whiting became a referee in Southampton, and was promoted to the Southern League list in September 1921.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 362. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3.
  2. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. pp. 30–31. ISBN 0-907969-22-4.
  3. ^ Saints – A complete record. pp. 36–37.