|Date of birth||1 September 1867|
|Place of birth||Dumbarton, Scotland|
|Date of death||25 August 1928(aged 60)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 September 2007|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 September 2007
Latta began his career with Dumbarton Athletic F.C. as a 14-year-old but moved to Everton F.C. in 1889. He was a tall and stocky outside right who displayed great pace and dribbling skills. Latta played twice for Scotland during his career. His debut came in the 5–1 defeat of Wales on 10 March 1888. Latta scored two goals.