Ben Waine

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Ben Waine
Personal information
Full name Ben Waine
Date of birth (2001-06-11) 11 June 2001 (age 18)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Wellington Phoenix
Number 31
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Wellington Phoenix Reserves 33 (8)
2018– Wellington Phoenix 3 (0)
National team
2019– New Zealand U-20 1 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 May 2019

Ben Waine (born 11 June 2001) is a New Zealand professional footballer who plays as a forward for Wellington Phoenix in the A-League.

Club career[edit]

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

On 7 August 2018, Waine made his debut for the senior side in their FFA Cup loss to Bentleigh Greens.[1]

After his debut for the Phoenix in the FFA, Waine played most of his games for the Wellington Phoenix Reserves in the ISPS Handa Premiership scoring a team high of 8 goals, before getting called up to the senior team again in March 2019[2]

On 30 March 2019, Waine made his professional debut for the Wellington Phoenix coming on as a substitute in their 4–1 win over the Newcastle Jets.[3]

On 21 June 2019, Waine signed a two year contract with the Phoenix. The first year he will be as scholarship player before moving onto a full-time contract for the second year.[4]

International career[edit]

New Zealand U-20s[edit]

On 16 April 2019, Waine was selected as one of the 21 players for the New Zealand U-20 who will play at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.[5] He scored a brace in their opening match against Honduras on May 24.

Personal Life[edit]

Waine attends school at Hutt International Boys' School in Upper Hutt.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyslop, Liam (7 August 2018). "Wellington Phoenix fall to 10-man NPL team Bentleigh Greens in FFA Cup". Stuff.co.nz.
  2. ^ a b Rollo, Phillip (16 March 2019). "Phoenix coach promotes Wellington schoolboy Ben Waine". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ Rollo, Phillip (31 March 2019). "Possible season-ending injury to Louis Fenton sours Wellington Phoenix win". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  4. ^ Rollo, Phillip (21 June 2019). "Wellington Phoenix lock in hometown product Ben Waine on two-year deal". Stuff.co.nz.
  5. ^ "Top talent named in U-20 squad". New Zealand Football. Retrieved 16 April 2019.

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