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Guy Whittingham

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Full nameGuy Whittingham
Height1.78 m
Playing positionMidfielder, Striker

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Guy Whittingham (born 10 November 1964 in Evesham) is a retired professional footballer with over 450 appearances for a number of English clubs, after leaving the British Army. He spent the majority of his career at Portsmouth where he scored 99 times in 173 league appearances, including Pompey's all-time scoring record of 42 league goals in the 1992 3 season (48 in all competitions) as the club missed out on automatic promotion to the Premier League on goals scored. He was known while at Fratton Park as "Corporal Punishment". Afterwards he played in the Premiership for Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday, proving to be very popular at the Owls. He later returned to Portsmouth in 1999, where his 7 goals in 9 matches helped the club avoid relegation to the third tier.

In the 2000 01 season, his last as a professional, he scored for three different clubs, notching for Peterbrough (against Oldham Athletic), Oxford United (against Swindon Town) and Wycombe Wanderers (against Bristol City). He also featured in Wycombe's FA Cup semi final against Liverpool. This was the second time that Whittingham had been denied in an FA Cup semi final by the Merseyside team, having lost in a penalty shootout to Liverpool whilst at Portsmouth in 1992.

Whittingham later went on to become player-manager of Newport Isle of Wight, but left them in May 2005 when the club ran into financial difficulties. He returned to management at AFC Newbury but when that club suffered financial difficulties and the loss of their ground, Whittingham left in June 2006. In August 2006 he took up a coaching role at Eastleigh. In January 2009, he joined the Portsmouth first-team coaching staff as development coach.

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