Chris Whyte

Chris Whyte

Born 2 September 1961 (Age 36 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #83)

Total appearances 65 – 1 goal

(53 League, 3 FA Cup, 3 FA Trophy, 2 League Cup. 4 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut:

20 September 1997 (Away Yeovil Town)

Final game:

18 April 1999 (Away Raunds Town)

The veteran defender joined Diamonds on loan from Oxford United in September 1997 after the team had made a poor start to that campaign. With a long and distinguished career, Chris started at Arsenal, before going on loan to Crystal Palace. After a short spell in the USA, he returned to join West Bromwich Albion in 1988 and joined Leeds United in 1990 for £400,000 where he won a League Championship medal in 1992. After some 147 appearances for Leeds, he had joined Birmingham, before spells with Coventry City, Charlton Athletic, Detroit Neon and Leyton Orient before joining Oxford United. He made his Conference debut in a 2-1 victory at Yeovil Town in September 1997, and his despite his age, the class and composure in defence won him many friends at Nene Park as he helped shore up a leaky defence. The 1998 / 1999 season started well with six straight wins, but an injury at Farnborough Town in October led to a six week break. With the likes of Darren Bradshaw, Jim Rodwell and Ray Warburton all in contention for a first team spot, his days were numbered. Manager Brian Talbot did bring him off the bench at Elland Road, where he received a standing ovation He moved to Harlow Town on 4 November 1999 and played for part of the season, before spending some time back in the USA.

Chris Whyte

Appearances

1997/1998

Conf

20.9.97

Yeovil Town (A)

Conf

27.9.97

Southport (A)

Conf

4.10.97

Woking (H)

SC1

7.10.97

Hayes (A)

Conf

11.10.97

Hereford Utd (H)

Conf

18.10.97

Kidderminster (A)

FAC4q

25.10.97

Boreham Wood(H)

FAC4qr

28.10.97

Boreham Wood(A)

Conf

1.11.97

Slough Town (H)

Conf

8.11.97

Welling Utd (A)

Conf

15.11.97

Kidderminster (H)

Conf

22.11.97

Morecambe (A)

Conf

25.11.97

Kettering Town (H)

Conf

29.11.97

Hayes (H)

Conf

6.12.97

Northwich Vic (A)

Conf

13.12.97

Dover Athletic (H)

Conf

20.12.97

Hayes (A)

Conf

26.12.97

Stevenage Boro (H)

Conf

1.1.98

Stevenage Boro (A)

FAT1

10.1.98

Farnborough Tn (H)

Conf

17.1.98

Southport (H)

Conf

24.1.98

Dover Athletic (A)

FAT2

31.1.98

Cheltenham Tn (A)

Conf

7.2.98

Halifax Town (H)

Conf

14.2.98

Gateshead (A)

Conf

21.2.98

Kettering Town (A)

Conf

28.2.98

Stalybridge Cltc (H)

Conf

7.3.98

Cheltenham Tn (H)

Conf

14.3.98

Woking (A)

Conf

21.3.98

Halifax Town (A)

Conf

23.3.98

Hednesford Tn (A)

Conf

28.3.98

Morecambe (H)

Conf

4.4.98

Telford Utd (A)

Conf

13.4.98

Stalybridge Cltc (A)

Conf

18.4.98

Leek Town (H)

Conf

21.4.98

Yeovil Town (H)

Conf

25.4.98

Hereford Utd (A)

Conf

28.4.98

Welling Utd (H)

Conf

2.5.98

Telford Utd (H)

1998/1999

Conf

15.8.98

Forest Green (A)

1 goal

Conf

18.8.98

Welling Utd (H)

Conf

22.8.98

Barrow (H)

Conf

25.8.98

Kingstonian (A)

Conf

29.8.98

Southport (A)

Conf

5.9.98

Yeovil Jct (A)

Conf

8.9.98

Dover Athletic (A)

Conf

12.9.98

Telford Utd (H)

Conf

19.9.98

Doncaster Rvrs(A)

Conf

26.9.98

Hereford Utd (H)

Conf

3.10.98

Northwich Vic (H)

Conf

10.10.98

Farnborough Tn(A)

HSC2

1.12.98

Rothwell Town (A)

ET2

22.12.98

Farnborough Tn(A)

FAC3r

13.1.99

Leeds Utd (A)

as sub

Conf

2.2.99

Kidderminster (H)

FAT4

6.2.99

Woking (A)

Conf

13.2.99

Kidderminster (A)

Conf

16.2.99

Welling Utd (A)

HSCSF

2.3.99

Cogenhoe Utd (A)

Conf

6.3.99

Hayes (A)

as sub

Conf

16.3.99

Dover Athletic (H)

Conf

20.3.99

Morecambe (A)

HSCSr

10.4.99

Cogenhoe Utd (H)

Conf

13.4.99

Yeovil Jct (H)

as sub

HSCF

18.4.99

Raunds Town (A)

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