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Peter Whittingham
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Whittingham playing for Cardiff City in 2016
Personal information
Full namePeter Michael Whittingham[1]
Date of birth8 September 1984(1984-09-08)[2]
Place of birthNuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK
Date of death19 March 2020(2020-03-19) (aged 35)
Place of deathCardiff, Wales, UK
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[3]
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
0000–2003Aston Villa
Senior career*
2003–2007Aston Villa56(1)
2005Burnley (loan)7(0)
2005Derby County (loan)11(0)
2007–2017Cardiff City413(85)
2017–2018Blackburn Rovers20(0)
National team
2004–2007England U2117(3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:43, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

Peter Michael Whittingham /ˈhwɪtɪŋəm/ (8 September 1984 – 19 March 2020[4]) was an English professional footballer. His primary position was as a central midfielder.

He was part of the Aston Villa team that won the FA Youth Cup in 2002, 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 all-time appearances list.

Whittingham died on 19 March 2020, aged 35, at a Cardiff hospital, after suffering a head injury three days before.[5]