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Jack Whitham

Personal information
Full nameJohn Whitham
Date of birth08 December 1946(age 69)
Place of birthBurnley, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionForward

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Jack Whitham was a professional footballer who played for Sheffield Wednesday, Liverpool, Cardiff City and Reading. He was a Centre Forward who only started 111 league games in a nine year career between 1967 and 1976, scoring 40 goals. He made one appearance for the England under 23 team against Wales in 1968.

Whitham was born in Burnley on 8 December 1946; his grandfather Thomas Whitham of the Coldstream Guards had won the Victoria Cross in 1917 for attacking single-handed an enemy machine gun post. He played amateur football for Holy Trinity F.C. before signing for Sheffield Wednesday in October 1964.

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