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Derek Whyte
Personal information
Full name Derek Whyte
Date of birth August 31, 1968 (1968-08-31) (age 41)
Place of birth    Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Defender (Retired)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1985–1992
1992–1997
1997–2002
2002–2004
Celtic
Middlesbrough
Aberdeen
Partick Thistle
215 (7)
167 (2)
134 (0)
040 (0)   
National team
1987–1999 Scotland 012 (0)
Teams managed
2003–2005 Partick Thistle (joint manager)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Derek Whyte (born August 31, 1968 in Glasgow) is a former Scottish footballer who played for Celtic, Middlesbrough, Aberdeen and Partick Thistle. He also won twelve caps for Scotland during his 18 year playing career. He participated at Euro 92, Euro 96 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Whyte joined Celtic on 14 May 1985 as a 16 year old from the Celtic Boys Club. A defender with the greatest of promise, described as the new Billy McNeill, his form slumped towards the end of his time at the club. He left at the end of the 91-92 season when an agreeable new contract was not forthcoming. He was sold to Middlesbrough for £900,000 where he returned to the early good form he had shown at Celtic.

After 5 seasons on Teesside, Whyte left Middlesbrough to return to Scotland, joining Aberdeen for an undisclosed fee and a four and a half year contract in December 1997. He was appointed Captain at Pittodrie and remained there until 2002, when joined Partick Thistle on a free transfer.

Along with Gerry Britton, Whyte was appointed joint player-manager of the Jags when Gerry Collins was sacked in November 2003. In March 2004 he decided to hang up his playing boots to concentrate on management & television work, and is now a pundit on ShowSports, the sports channel on the Showtime Arabia network, based in Dubai, UAE[1]

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Awards
Preceded by
Jim Leighton
Aberdeen FC captain
1998-2002
Succeeded by
Darren Young
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