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Justin Whittle - Stoke City FC - League Appearances

Photo/Foto: Nigel French

Date: 13 January 1998

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      Central Defender
      Thursday, 18 March 1971
      Derby, England
  • Stoke City FC
    • Club Career Dates
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 11th November 1995 as a sub in a 4-2 win at Southend United (Aged: 24)
    • Club Career
      66 League apps (+13 as sub), 1 goal Prostate cancer charity

Justin WHITTLE - Stoke City FC - League Appearances

Justin Whittle is pictured above during the 3-1 defeat against West Brom on 13/1/1998.


Free transfer from Glasgow Celtic on 20/10/1994
Stoke City:   1994-1995     Played   0     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
     1995-1996     Played   8     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
     1996-1997     Played   37     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
     1997-1998     Played   20     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
     1998-1999     Played   14     Scored   1   goal   (Division 2)
Transferred to Hull City on 27/11/1998 for £65, 000


Justin Whittle was born in Derby and began his career in the Army and was deployed to Germany where he served with the British Army of the Rhine. Whilst in Germany he played football in an army tournament and was spotted by scouts from Celtic and he joined them along with Gary Holt. After a season at Celtic both joined Lou Macari at Stoke City and Whittle made his professional debut away at Southend United in the 1995–96 season. He played in both of the club's play-off matches against Leicester City at the end of the season as Stoke lost 1–0. He made 40 appearances in 1996–97 as Stoke finished in a mid-table position of 12th. In 1997–98 Stoke suffered relegation to the Second Division, however Whittle did manage to win the player of the year award despite playing in just 20 league matches. Under Brian Little in 1998–99 he played in 15 matches scoring his only goal for Stoke against Reading on 3 October 1998. After falling out with manager Little, Whittle was sold to Hull City in November 1998.


Football Career after Stoke City:

1998–2004    Hull City                      193    (2)
2004–2008    Grimsby Town              131    (3)
2008–2009    Harrogate Town             23    (1)
2009–2011    North Ferriby United       47    (2)


Total games 473 and 9 goals.