Position: Forward

Billy Whitehurst (NIR)

Billy Whitehurst returned to South China in the Hong Kong League for 1992-93 after appearing to wind down his career at Glentoran in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland player had previously also played for Hull City and Sunderland in the English Football League.

While at South China he sparked a revival at the team in time to capture the Viceroy Cup, one of three prestigious Cups in the colony. Whitehurst scored one of three goals in their 3-0 victory over Eastern in the Final. The revival did not last and Whitehurst returned to England at the end of the season after scoring only two goals.


[1] Anon / Keir Radnedge (Ed.) (1993) “Whitehurst Returns” World Soccer. July 1993. pg. 52. IPC Magazines, London. UK.

[1] Anon / Keir Radnedge (Ed.) (1993) “Three out of Four for Eastern” World Soccer. September 1993. pg. 73. European Sports Magazines

Nicky Burke (IRL)


[1] Mike Hammond (Ed.) “Wales” European Book of Football 2005-06. pg. 757. M Press. Romford, Essex.

Paul Munster (Irl)


[1] Mike Hammond (Ed.) (2005) “Czech Republic” European League of Football 2005-06. pg. 224-238. M Press. Romford, Essex, United Kingdom.

James Quinn (NI)


[1] Mike Hammond (Ed.)(2005) “European Book of Football 2005/2006: Holland – Willem II” pg.388 M Press, Romford, Essex.