Jeff Whitley

Date of birth28 January 1979
Place of birthZambia
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight71 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionMidfielder

Younger sibling of Jim Whitley, he is a former captain of Northern Ireland Under-21s and record cap holder at this level.

In October 1999, Jeff made a scoring debut for the full national side against Finland.

He signed a new long-term contract at Manchester City in November 1999.

Jeff joined Sunderland in August 2003 on a one-year contract that was extended for a further season in June 2004.

He joined Cardiff City in July 2005 in a two-year deal.

Jeff returned to Wrexham in January 2008 on non-contract terms.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester City 19 Feb 1996 30 Jun 2003
Wrexham 14 Jan 1999 14 Mar 1999 L
Notts County 20 Mar 2002 20 Apr 2002 L
Notts County 17 Oct 2002 18 Jan 2003 L
Sunderland 04 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2005
Cardiff City 02 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2007
Stoke City 18 Aug 2006 02 Jan 2007 L
Wrexham 16 Feb 2007 31 May 2007 L
Wrexham 18 Jan 2008 30 Jun 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Manchester City League Cup 1
1997-98 Manchester City FA Cup 1
1998-99 Manchester City League Cup
1
1999-00 Manchester City FA Cup
1
1999-00 Manchester City League Cup 3
2000-01 Manchester City FA Cup 1
2000-01 Manchester City League Cup 5
1
2000-01 Manchester City Premier League 28
3
1
6
2001-02 Manchester City League Division 1
2
2001-02 Notts County League Division 2 6
1
2002-03 Notts County FA Cup 1
2002-03 Notts County LDV Vans Trophy 1
2002-03 Notts County League Division 2 12
3
2003-04 Sunderland FA Cup 5
2003-04 Sunderland League Cup 2
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 33
2
5
2
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
2004-05 Sunderland League Championship 32
3
9
2005-06 Cardiff City FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Cardiff City League Championship 32
2
1
7
2005-06 Cardiff City League Cup 3
2
2006-07 Stoke City League Championship
3
2006-07 Stoke City League Cup 1
1
2006-07 Wrexham League Two 11
1
2007-08 Wrexham League Two 5
6


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Sep 1996 Lincoln City v Manchester City L 4-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
25 Jan 1998 Manchester City v West Ham United L 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
16 Sep 1998 Derby County v Manchester City D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
11 Aug 1999 Manchester City v Burnley W 5-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
15 Sep 1999 Manchester City v Southampton D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1999 Southampton v Manchester City L 4-3
Agg: 4-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
09 Jan 2000 Manchester City v Leeds United L 2-5 FA Cup 4th round
05 Sep 2000 Leeds United v Manchester City W 1-2 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Liverpool v Manchester City L 3-2 Premier League
17 Sep 2000 Manchester City v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
20 Sep 2000 Manchester City v Gillingham D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
26 Sep 2000 Gillingham v Manchester City W 2-4
Agg: 3-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Manchester City v Bradford City W 2-0 Premier League
23 Oct 2000 Southampton v Manchester City W 0-2 Premier League
28 Oct 2000 Arsenal v Manchester City L 5-0 Premier League
01 Nov 2000 Aston Villa v Manchester City W 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Manchester City v Leicester City L 0-1 Premier League
11 Nov 2000 West Ham United v Manchester City L 4-1 Premier League
18 Nov 2000 Manchester City v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
25 Nov 2000 Manchester City v Ipswich Town L 2-3 Premier League
29 Nov 2000 Manchester City v Wimbledon W 2-1 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 2000 Chelsea v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
09 Dec 2000 Manchester City v Everton W 5-0 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Aston Villa v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
19 Dec 2000 Manchester City v Ipswich Town L 1-2 League Cup Quarter-final
23 Dec 2000 Sunderland v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
13 Jan 2001 Manchester City v Leeds United L 0-4 Premier League
20 Jan 2001 Derby County v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
27 Jan 2001 Manchester City v Coventry City W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Manchester City v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
03 Feb 2001 Middlesbrough v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
24 Feb 2001 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 0-1 Premier League
17 Mar 2001 Bradford City v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
31 Mar 2001 Manchester City v Aston Villa L 1-3 Premier League
08 Apr 2001 Everton v Manchester City L 3-1 Premier League
11 Apr 2001 Manchester City v Arsenal L 0-4 Premier League
14 Apr 2001 Leicester City v Manchester City W 1-2 Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Manchester United v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Manchester City v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
07 May 2001 Ipswich Town v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
19 May 2001 Manchester City v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
11 Aug 2001 Manchester City v Watford W 3-0 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Norwich City v Manchester City L 2-0 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Northern Ireland International Friendly
2
1997-98 Northern Ireland B International
2
1997-98 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
1997-98 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-18 1
1
1997-98 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
1
1997-98 Northern Ireland Under-21 Tournament 2
1998-99 Northern Ireland B International
1
1998-99 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship
1
1998-99 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 4
1998-99 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
1998-99 Northern Ireland Under-21 Tournament 1
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1999-00 Northern Ireland Under-21 2
1999-00 Northern Ireland Under-21 Tournament Northern Ireland 2
2000-01 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
2000-01 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
2000-01 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
2003-04 Northern Ireland Caribbean Tournament 2
2003-04 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1
2003-04 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2005-06 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Feb 1997 Northern Ireland v Belgium W 3-0 International Friendly
21 May 1997 Thailand v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Nov 1997 Northern Ireland v Croatia L 1-2 UEFA U18 Group 8
11 Feb 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 0-1 B INTER
11 Mar 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 0-1 B INTER
21 Apr 1998 Northern Ireland v Switzerland W 2-1 U21
20 May 1998 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 1-1 U21 TOURNAMENT
23 May 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 0-1 U21 TOURNAMENT
03 Jun 1998 Spain v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 1998 Turkey v Northern Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
05 Sep 1998 Turkey v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Oct 1998 Northern Ireland v Finland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
17 Nov 1998 Northern Ireland v Moldova D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 Feb 1999 Wales v Northern Ireland L 1-0 B International
26 Mar 1999 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
02 Jun 1999 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 U21 TOURNAMENT
04 Jun 1999 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 U21
17 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France W 3-1 U21
03 Sep 1999 Northern Ireland v Turkey L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
07 Sep 1999 Germany v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 Oct 1999 Finland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
28 Mar 2000 Malta v Northern Ireland W 1-2 U21
29 May 2000 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 1-1 U21 TOURNAMENT NORTHERN IRELAND
02 Jun 2000 Northern Ireland v Wales D 2-2 Under-21 Tournament Northern Ireland
16 Aug 2000 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 1-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2000 Northern Ireland v Malta D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
07 Oct 2000 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
10 Oct 2000 Iceland v Northern Ireland W 2-5 UEFA U21 Group 3
28 Feb 2001 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-4 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Greece v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
31 Mar 2004 Estonia v Northern Ireland W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Northern Ireland v Serbia and Montenegro D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2004 St Kitts and Nevis v Northern Ireland W 0-2 CARIBBEAN TOUR
06 Jun 2004 Trinidad and Tobago v Northern Ireland W 0-3 CARIBBEAN TOUR
04 Sep 2004 Northern Ireland v Poland L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Sep 2004 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
09 Oct 2004 Azerbaijan v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Oct 2004 Northern Ireland v Austria D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Feb 2005 Northern Ireland v Canada L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
30 Mar 2005 Poland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
17 Aug 2005 Malta v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.