Jim Whitley

Date of birth14 April 1975
Place of birthZambia
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight70 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Whitley was not in the first-team picture at all for Manchester City in 2000-01 and spent virtually the whole of the season out on loan.

He began at Norwich City where he did a great job, even when asked to play out of position in a wide-left role, and scored an excellent goal in the 3-1 win at Stockport County. He then enjoyed a spell at Swindon Town at the turn of the year where he looked promising in the centre of the park but returned to Maine Road after injuring a shoulder. Finally he joined Second Division Northampton Town in February remaining until the end of the season, he was again effective, mostly playing at right back.

Essentially a neat and tidy midfielder, he is best employed in a central role from where his busy style ensures that the opposition seldom get time to settle on the ball, although clearly he is a very versatile player.

Whitley, who is the elder brother of Jeff Whitley, extended his contract at Wrexham to June 2005 in July 2004.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester City 01 Aug 1994 30 Jun 2001
Blackpool 20 Aug 1999 21 Oct 1999 L
Norwich City 24 Aug 2000 15 Oct 2000 L
Swindon Town 15 Dec 2000 12 Jan 2001 L
Northampton Town 27 Feb 2001 05 May 2001 L
Wrexham 11 Oct 2001 30 Jun 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Manchester City FA Cup 1
1998-99 Manchester City League Cup 3
1
1
2000-01 Northampton Town League Division 2 13
2
2000-01 Norwich City League Division 1 7
1
1
1
2000-01 Swindon Town FA Cup 1
2000-01 Swindon Town League Division 2 2
2001-02 Wrexham FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Wrexham LDV Vans Trophy 2
2001-02 Wrexham League Division 2 34
5
2002-03 Wrexham FA Cup 1
2002-03 Wrexham LDV Vans Trophy 2
2002-03 Wrexham League Cup 2
2002-03 Wrexham League Division 3 44
1
4
2003-04 Wrexham FA Cup 1
2003-04 Wrexham LDV Vans Trophy 1
2003-04 Wrexham League Cup 1
2003-04 Wrexham League Division 2 34
2
8
2004-05 Wrexham LDV Vans Trophy 2
1
2004-05 Wrexham League Cup
1
2004-05 Wrexham League One 13
3
1
2005-06 Wrexham League Two 10
1


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
27 Feb 2001 Northampton Town v Swansea City W 2-1 League Division 2
02 Mar 2001 Wrexham v Northampton Town L 3-0 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Northampton Town v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Swansea City v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
23 Mar 2001 Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
31 Mar 2001 Northampton Town v Oxford United L 0-1 League Division 2
07 Apr 2001 Swindon Town v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
13 Apr 2001 Northampton Town v Cambridge United L 0-2 League Division 2
16 Apr 2001 Rotherham United v Northampton Town L 1-0 League Division 2
21 Apr 2001 Northampton Town v Colchester United W 2-0 League Division 2
26 Apr 2001 Northampton Town v Port Vale L 0-2 League Division 2
28 Apr 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Northampton Town v Walsall L 0-3 League Division 2


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
1997-98 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship
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
03 Jun 1998 Spain v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 1999 Finland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3


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