Whittaker, Enos

Birth Date

1st October 1889


Nelson, Lancashire



Biographical Text

Enos Whittaker, Nelson-born and one of many Lancastrian players signed by Arthur Chadwick, joined Exeter City from Haslingden in 1910. Making thirty-odd Southern League appearances spread over two seasons, he signed for Stoke in 1912. 

He played for Walverden United at the age of sixteen and, a year later, signed for Nelson before spending the 1909/10 season with  Haslingden.

Signing for Exeter City in the summer of 1910, he was described as 'a youngster of much promise, of good build and a remarkable turn of speed'. He was to stay at St James’ Park for two seasons making his debut against Bristol Rovers in December 1910. His second season at the club proved to be the more successful as he  featuring in 24 Southern League matches scoring twice.
Recorded in the 1911 census as a ‘professional footballer’ he was boarding in Exeter - together with team mate Arthur Cooke (living away from Sheffield) - in the home of Edward Lascelles a clerk in a newspaper office. 

After leaving Exeter City in the summer of 1912 he joined Stoke City ahead of playing for Clapton Orient during 1913/14.

Enos Whittaker died in 1959,







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