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Former Addick Whyte passes away

Posted: Wed 10 Sep 2014
Author: Jimmy Stone
David Whyte

David Whyte

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Charlton have been extremely saddened to learn of the death of popular former player David Whyte, who passed away on Tuesday

Jimmy Stone reports

Charlton have been extremely saddened to learn of the death of popular former player David Whyte, who passed away on Tuesday. The former Addicks forward was just 43.

Whyte, who started his career with Greenwich Borough, went on to represent Crystal Palace, Ipswich Town, Bristol Rovers and Southend United as well as the Addicks.

After initially arriving on loan in March 1992, the striker scored 35 goals in 106 appearances while in SE7, including a memorable strike in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at The Valley in October 1996.

During the 1994/95 season Whyte hit 21 goals for the Addicks, becoming the first player to score more than 20 in a season since Derek Hales did so during the 1980/81 campaign.

The thoughts of everyone at the club are with David’s family and friends at this difficult time.