16 December 2006

Jeff Whitley

Name: Jeffrey Whitley
Born: 28 January 1979, Ndola (Zambia)
Height: 5.09 ft
Weight: 11.00 st
Position: Midfielder/Right-Back

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 20 Full Caps/2 Goals (1997-2005), 2 B Caps (1998-1999); 17 Under-21 Caps/1 Goal (1998-2000), 2 Under-18 Caps; England: Under-17.
Club Honours: (with Man. City) Football League Division One Runner-Up 1999/00; (with Sunderland) Football League Championship Champion 2004/05.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Other
Manchester City
96/97-02/03
Feb-96
Youth
96(27)/ 8
2(2)/0
9(1)/0
4(0)/0
Wrexham
98/99
Jan-01
Loan
9 (0)/ 2
-
-
-
Notts County
01/02
Mar-02
Loan
6 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
Notts County
02/03
Oct-02
Loan
12 (0)/ 0
1(0)/0
-
1(0)/0
Sunderland
03/04-04/05
Aug-03
Free
65 (3)/ 2
5(0)/0
2(0)/0
2(0)/0
Cardiff City
05/06-06/07
Jun-05
Free
32 (2)/ 1
1(0)/0
3(0)/0
-
Stoke City
06/07
Aug-06
Loan
0 (3)/ 0
-
1(0)/0
-
Wrexham
06/07
Feb-07
Loan
11 (0)/ 1
-
-
-
Wrexham
07/08
Jan-08
Free
5 (6)/ 0
-
-
-
Woodley Sports
08/09
Jan-09
Free
7 (-)/ 0
(Northern Premier League)
Northwich Victoria
08/09
Mar-09
Free
2 (0)/ 0
(Football Conference)
TOTALS
£0
245(41)/14
9(2)/0
15(1)/0
7(0)/0

Biography:
Jeff Whitley was Northern Ireland's first black player, and an early captain of the Under-21s. His international career was put on-hold following a breach of discipline while with the squad in September 2005. He has since been attempting to rebuild his career after battling drink and drug problems.
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It was announced that Whitley had been released following Wrexham's relegation from the Football League in April 2008. He remained un-signed through to the following January, though he trained regularly with Wolves who were manged by ex-Sunderland boss, Mick McCarthy. He then signed for Woodley Sports of the Unibond League where he was given a joint role of playing, coaching and running educational seminars. He then finished his playing career with a brief spell at Nothwich Victoria.

Whitley has remained in football, offering the benefits of his experiences to young footballers as a mentor at Wolves' Academy. He combines this role with a day job selling cars.

More to follow.
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Northern Ireland Cap Details:
11-02-1997 Belgium............ H W 3-0 FR sub
21-05-1997 Thailand........... A D 0-0 FR sub
03-06-1998 Spain.............. A L 1-4 FR sub
10-10-1999 Finland............ A L 1-4 ECQ 1 Goal
16-08-2000 Yugoslavia......... H L 1-2 FR
07-10-2000 Denmark............ H D 1-1 WCQ
28-02-2001 Norway............. H L 0-4 FR
11-10-2003 Greece............. A L 0-1 ECQ
31-03-2004 Estonia............ A W 1-0 FR
28-04-2004 Serbia & Montenegro H D 1-1 FR
02-06-2004 St Kitts & Nevis... A W 2-0 FR
06-06-2004 Trinidad & Tobago.. A W 3-0 FR
04-09-2004 Poland............. H L 0-3 WCQ
08-09-2004 Wales.............. A D 2-2 WCQ 1 Goal
09-10-2004 Azerbaijan......... A D 0-0 WCQ
13-10-2004 Austria............ H D 3-3 WCQ
09-02-2005 Canada............. H L 0-1 FR
26-03-2005 England............ A L 0-4 WCQ
30-03-2005 Poland............. A L 0-1 WCQ
17-08-2005 Malta.............. A D 1-1 FR
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Summary: 17(3)/2. Won 4, Drew 7, Lost 9.

Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
11-02-1998 Republic of Ireland A W 1-0 FR sub
09-02-1999 Wales.............. A L 0-1 FR sub

Summary: 0(2)/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 1.

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