Peter Whittingham

English footballer

Peter Michael Whittingham /ˈhwɪtɪŋəm/ (8 September 1984 – 19 March 2020[4]) was an English professional footballer. His primary position was as a central midfielder.

Peter Whittingham
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Whittingham playing for Cardiff City in 2016
Personal information
Full name Peter Michael Whittingham[1]
Date of birth (1984-09-08)8 September 1984[2]
Place of birth Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK
Date of death 19 March 2020(2020-03-19) (aged 35)
Place of death Cardiff, Wales, UK
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–2003 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Aston Villa 56 (1)
2005Burnley (loan) 7 (0)
2005Derby County (loan) 11 (0)
2007–2017 Cardiff City 413 (85)
2017–2018 Blackburn Rovers 20 (0)
National team
2004–2007 England U21 17 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:43, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

He was part of the Aston Villa team that won the FA Youth Cup in 2002, and a year later he made his Premier League debut. Whittingham had loans at Championship clubs Burnley and Derby County in 2005. In January 2007, he signed for Cardiff City for a fee of £350,000.

In eleven seasons at Cardiff, Whittingham played 457 competitive matches and scored 96 goals, putting him seventh all-time appearances list.

Whittingham died on 19 March 2020, aged 35, at a Cardiff hospital, after suffering a head injury three days before.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Blackburn Rovers" (PDF). English Football League. p. 44. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  2. "Peter Whittingham". ESPN. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  3. "Peter Whittingham: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  4. https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/peter-whittingham-dead-former-cardiff-21709189
  5. "Peter Whittingham: Cardiff City legend dies aged 35 after head injury". BBC Sport. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.