25th May 1933
Defender Brian Whitnall made 36 league appearances in three seasons with Exeter City between 1958 and 1961. Having earlier played a small number of games for both Scunthorpe and Hull, he left St James’ Park to sign for Bath City.Signing a full contract for Hull City in June 1950, after playing for their junior teams, he made just two league appearances for the Boothferry Park club even though he stayed at the club for six years. He signed for Scunthorpe United in May 1956 again only played two games.
Arriving at Exeter City in July 1958 he eventually made his debut against Gateshead at St. James’ Park in April 1959. Playing seven times in his first season, and six in his second, he was released in May 1960 only to be re-engaged ahead of making 19 appearances in 1960/61 and four during the next season.
On eventually leaving the club he played for Bath City, Taunton Town and Clyst Valley.