Wheeler, David

Birth Date

4th October 1990


Brighton, England



Biographical Text

Exciting winger David Wheeler joined the Grecians the day before the start of the 2013/14 season, and within 24 hours he was making his professional debut against West Country rivals Bristol Rovers.

An instant hit with the City faithful for his all-action style, Wheeler is a right-sided midfielder with an eye for goal. He joined after spending two years with Staines Town in the Conference South – being voted Fans’ and Players’ Player of the Season on both occasions at the Wheatsheaf Stadium, as well as being top-goalscorer in both seasons.

The midfielder began his career with hometown club Brighton but was released before reaching scholarship level with the Academy. He joined fellow Sussex side Lewes for four seasons before relocating to London for University, when he signed for Staines. He graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Sports Science in 2013.

Wheeler netted three times in his maiden Grecians campaign, including the final goal of the 2013/14 season as Exeter beat Hartlepool 2-0 at Victoria Park, where he had featured in a less-familiar striker’s role.

He has seven goals in fourteen games to his name so far this season, the first a brave finish in the opening-day 3-2 win over Yeovil Town, the second the winning goal in the first round of the Capital One Cup at Swindon Town, and the third coming as the first equaliser in the next round of the tournament, a 6-3 defeat to Premier League side Sunderland.

Next, he got the final goal in the 4-0 thrashing of Leyton Orient. He handed City the lead at then-league leaders Portsmouth before getting goals six and seven live on Sky against Stevenage at St James Park. His final goal of the campaign would come in the home draw with Carlisle United in March.

In the 2016/17 season David went on an incredible scoring streak, netting 8 goals in 7 games, which broke the record of goals in consecutive matches for the club, first set 80 years before by Roderick Williams.

In May of 2017, Wheeler appeared for the Grecians at Wembley, scoring the clubs only goal in the League 2 play-off final defeat to Blackpool (1-2), by lobbing the keeper in front of the City fans.

On August 31 2017 he signed for Championship side, Queens Park Rangers, for an undisclosed fee. He was on loan at Portsmouth for 2018/19 season where he played 11 games.
In January 2019 he was on loan at Milton Keynes, joining up with Paul Tisdale.



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