Christopher Mark Whelpdale (born 27 January 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays for National League South side Chelmsford City.
After playing local football in Brentwood, Whelpdale was recruited by Norwich City’s youth academy. Whelpdale later moved to Arsenal and Ipswich Town before being released.
Whelpdale began his senior career at Maldon Town, after not being offered a scholarship by Ipswich, before moving shortly to Billericay Town, though in 2007 he signed for League Two side Peterborough United, rejecting League One side Southend United, who had just been relegated from the Football League Championship.
He joined Gillingham on loan in the 2010–11 season and scored three goals in four games for the League Two team. He joined Gillingham on a permanent basis in July 2011.
He rejected a new deal from Gillingham and signed for League Two side Stevenage on 30 June 2014.
On 28 June 2016 Whelpdale signed for League One side AFC Wimbledon. He scored his first goal for Wimbledon in a 3–2 EFL Cup loss against Peterborough United on 9 August 2016.
On 28 July 2017, Whelpdale re-signed for Stevenage. Whelpdale made 27 League Two appearances, starting 19 times, scoring once, before departing the club.
On 10 August 2018, Whelpdale signed for Chelmsford City. On 27 August 2018, Whelpdale scored his first goal for the club in a 5–3 away win against Hemel Hempstead Town.