May 29, 1962
Liverpool F.C. to-day sprang a surprise by transferring Dick White, captain of their championship-winning side last season to Doncaster Rovers, who must apply for re-election to the Fourth Division at the forthcoming annual meeting of the Football League. The fee is described as a moderate one.
When Liverpool signed Ron Yeats last summer, White made the switch from centre half to full back with distinction and played regularly up to Christmas.
Subsequently he injured a knee in the fourth-round FA Cup-tie at Oldham in January, and this was his last senior appearance for the Anfield club.
In all White made 203 league appearance since being signed from Scunthorpe United, his home town, in November, 1955 for £5,000 – a record fee for the Third Division club.
He made his league debut for Liverpool in March, 1956, and subsequently missed only two games in four seasons.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: May 29, 1962)