Player #206

Appearances:

68

Starts:

68

Goals:

6

Seasons:

7

Sammy Whittaker
Sammy Whittaker

Source: Football card Sammy Whittaker issued by Taddy & Co for Grapnel and Imperial cigarettes under the Prominent Footballers series, first series, 1907.

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Sammy Whittaker
Sammy Whittaker

Source: Football card Sammy Whittaker issued by Taddy & Co for Grapnel and Imperial cigarettes under the Prominent Footballers series, first series, 1907.

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Sammy Whittaker

Position

Forward

From

1908-09

To

1914-15

IMAGE CREDIT

Sammy Whittaker

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

20
21
22
23
24
25
26

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

68
4
0
0
27
20
15
2

Starts

68
4
0
0
27
20
15
2

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

6
0
0
0
1
0
4
1

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Samson Clement Whittaker

Birth Date

Sunday, 12 August 1888

Birth Place

Shelfield, Walsall

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Bloxwich Strollers

From

For

Free

On

April 1908

Previous Clubs

Shelfield Methodists |
Aldridge Arms FC |
Rushall Red Cross |
Bloxwich Strollers |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Walsall

For

Free

On

May 1915

Subsequent Clubs

Walsall |

Sammy Whittaker
Sammy Whittaker

Source: Football card Sammy Whittaker issued by Taddy & Co for Grapnel and Imperial cigarettes under the Prominent Footballers series, first series, 1907.

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Sammy Whittaker
Sammy Whittaker

Source: Football card Sammy Whittaker issued by Taddy & Co for Grapnel and Imperial cigarettes under the Prominent Footballers series, first series, 1907.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1908-15 Aston Villa, Free, 68 | 6 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 10 October 1908

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 10 October 1908

Bradford City (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 25 November 1911

Final Appearance

Saturday, 20 March 1915

Sheffield United (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 20 March 1915

Honours

1912-13 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

19 September 1952, Aged 64

Sammy Whittaker

Player #206 for Aston Villa, Samson Clement Whittaker, known as Sammy Whittaker, played as a forward for the club in the inside forward position.

Sammy played for Villa between 1908-09 and 1914-15.

Sammy was born in Shelfield, Walsall, just 10 miles from Villa Park, on 12th August 1888 and made his debut for the club at the age of 20 on the 19th October 1908.

Villa had signed Sammy from Bloxwich Strollers in April 1908.

Over his 7 seasons with Villa, Sammy made 68 appearances for Villa.

Although Sammy was on the books at Villa from 1908, he barely played for the club at first, in fact he didn’t play at all in the league title winning season of 1909-10 or the following season.

It was to be the 1911-12 season in which Sammy would make his first real impact on the Villa first team and he would go on to appear 27 times that season.

Sammy’s contribution led Villa to two runners up finishes in 1912-13 and 1913-14 and an FA Cup in 1912-13 - although he only featured twice in the campaign in the 1st and 3rd Rounds.

Sammy played his final game for Villa on 20th March 1915 aged 26 and after WWI he moved on to Walsall.

Sammy played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Sammy passed away in Wednesfield on 19th September 1952 aged 64.