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David Wetherall

Personal information
Full nameDavid Wetherall
Date of birth14 March 1971(age 45)
Place of birthSheffield, England
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing positionDefender

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David Wetherall (born 14 March 1971) is an English former footballer who played as a central defender, finishing his playing career with Bradford City at the end of the 2007 08 season. Born in Sheffield, he supported Sheffield Wednesday as a child, and started his playing career there. Before he made a league appearance for Sheffield Wednesday, he transferred to Leeds United and made more than 200 appearances. After this he joined Bradford City for a then club-record fee of £1.4 million and played every minute of every match in his first season for the club. Relegation from the Premier League soon followed and the club went into administration in 2002 but when Stuart McCall departed for Sheffield United, Wetherall became the team captain. Wetherall missed several games through injury in the seasons that followed and Bradford City were further relegated to League One in 2004 and then to League Two in 2007. He played his final game in professional football on 3 May 2008 against Wycombe Wanderers.

Wetherall had two spells as caretaker manager of Bradford City, and was an integral part of club's coaching setup following his retirement as a player. He left Bradford in June 2011 after 12 years with the club to take up a position with the Football League. He was inducted into Show Racism The Red Card's hall of fame for his involvement in their anti-racism campaign.

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