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Personal information
Full name Peter Michael Whittingham
Date of birth 8 September 1984(1984-09-08)
Place of birth    Nuneaton, Flag of England England
Date of death    19 March 2020(2020-03-19) (aged 35)
Place of death    Cardiff, Flag of Wales Wales
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth clubs
0000–2003 Flag of England Aston Villa

Peter Michael Whittingham (8 September 1984 – 19 March 2020) was an English professional footballer. His primary position was as a central midfielder, although he operated as a winger on both the left and right, as well as a second-striker.

He was part of the Aston Villa team that won the 2001–02 FA Youth Cup, and a year later he made his Premier League debut. Whittingham had loans at Championship clubs Burnley and Derby County in 2005. In January 2007, he signed for Cardiff City for a fee of £350,000.

In eleven seasons at Cardiff, Whittingham played 457 competitive matches and scored 96 goals, putting him seventh on the all-time appearances list and ninth among their goalscorers. In his time at the club, they won the Championship in 2013, and reached the 2008 FA Cup Final and 2012 League Cup Final. He was named three times in the Championship's PFA Team of the Year, and his 20-goal haul in 2009–10 made him the division's top scorer. In June 2017, he signed for Blackburn Rovers. He made 24 appearances for Blackburn before his contract was terminated by mutual consent in August 2018.


On 18 March 2020, South Wales Police confirmed that Whittingham was in hospital after suffering head injuries as a result of an accidental fall at a pub in Barry on 7 March. Whittingham died from his injuries on 19 March at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, aged 35.

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