Noel David Whelan (/ˈhwlən/; born 30 December 1974) is an English former professional footballer and a former Academy Coach at Football League Championship side Derby County. He is currently the Matchday co-commentator for all Leeds United games on BBC Radio Leeds.

As a player he was a striker from 1993 to 2010, notably playing in the Premier League for Leeds United, Coventry City and Middlesbrough. He also played in the Scottish Premier League with Aberdeen, Livingston and Dunfermline Athletic, and in the Football League for Crystal Palace and Millwall, Derby County, Boston United and Darlington. He also had spell in Non-league football with Harrogate Town and was capped twice by England U21, scoring once.



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