Former Coventry City forward who set FA Cup record has died
A former Coventry City goal-scorer who set an FA Cup club record has died at the age of 87. Born in West Bromwich, Jimmy Whitehouse signed by legendary Sky Blues manager Jimmy Hill who pulled off a coup when signing the forward from Reading on a free transfer in 1962, having made 221 appearances for the Royals and scoring 61 goals. A tall, blond haired forward, Whitehouse was an important factor in the early days of Hill’s Sky Blue Revolution, making an immediate impact and scoring regularly.
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City historian Jim Brown tweeted: “Sad to report the passing of former @Coventry_City forward Jimmy Whitehouse. Unfortunately injury forced Whitehouse out during the 1963-64 season, and he was restricted to nine games and three goals during the campaign, before leaving the club in March 1964 to join Millwall. The club have extended their thoughts and condolences to Jimmy’s family and friends at this sad time.
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