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Derek Whyte Squad Index
Information:
1999-00 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Central Defender
Date of Birth:
31st August 1968
Birthplace:
Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 0"
Weight:
11st 13lbs
Signed:
19/12/1997
Career History:
Cumbernauld Colts
Hamilton Thistle
Celtic BC
Celtic 14th May 1985
Middlesbrough 1st August 1992 450,000 & Andy Payton
Aberdeen 19th December 1997
Partick Thistle 2nd July 2002
Partick Thistle Co-manager 30th November 2003 to 4th January 2005
Honours:
2 League Championships (Celtic),
International Honours:
Caps: 13 caps for Scotland , Goals: 0
 
Profile:
One of Alex Miller's signings, Derek arrived at Pittodrie for 100,000 from Middlesbrough FC, with a good pedigree but in difficult times. The pinnacle of his Aberdeen career came when he captained the team in the Scottish Cup Final in May 2000. Moved to Partick Thistle on a free transfer and became co-player/manager with Gerry Britton. Gave up the playing side of the game in 2004, eventually becoming a TV pundit and newspaper columnist in Dubai.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
20/12/1997
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,452 29 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
2001-02
30
1
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
35
1
0
3
0
0
2000-01
29
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
33
0
0
5
0
0
1999-00
19
1
0
3
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
27
1
0
5
0
1
1998-99
35
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
0
5
0
0
1997-98
18
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
131
2
0
8
0
0
12
0
0
1
0
0
152
2
0
18
0
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 154 0  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1998-99 28/04/99
Germany v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1997-98 22/04/98
SCOTLAND v Finland
Friendly
1996-97 05/10/96
Latvia v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1994-95 26/05/96
Usa v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1994-95 24/05/95
Ecuador v SCOTLAND
Kirin Cup
1994-95 21/05/95
Japan v SCOTLAND
Kirin Cup
1992-93 18/11/92
SCOTLAND v Italy
World Cup Qualifier
1992-93 14/10/92
SCOTLAND v Portugal
World Cup Qualifier
1991-92 17/05/92
Usa v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1998-99 30/05/89
SCOTLAND v Chile
Rous Cup
1987-88 02/12/87
Luxembourg v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1987-88 14/10/87
SCOTLAND v Belgium
Euro Championship Qualifier
Total Appearances: 12