Ellen White (footballer)

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Ellen White
Arsenal LFC v Birmingham City LFC, 20 May 2017 (001).jpg
White in 2017
Personal information
Full name Ellen Toni White[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 (age 28)[2]
Place of birth Aylesbury, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[3]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Birmingham City Ladies
Number 9
Youth career
1997–2005 Arsenal Ladies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Chelsea Ladies 48 (21)
2008–2010 Leeds Carnegie Ladies 19 (21)
2010–2013 Arsenal Ladies 38 (11)
2014–2016 Notts County Ladies 24 (6)
2017– Birmingham City Ladies 4 (2)
National team
2010– England 68 (24)
2012– Great Britain 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:40, 13 June 2017 (UTC+1)[4][5].
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:40, 13 June 2017 (UTC+1)

Ellen Toni White (born 9 May 1989) is an English international football forward who plays her club football for Birmingham City Ladies of the FA WSL. White has made 68 appearances for the England national team since her debut in March 2010, playing at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and was part of the Bronze winning team at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She was also part of the Great Britain team for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Having progressed through Arsenal Ladies' academy, White returned to the club in 2010 after spells with Chelsea and Leeds United.

Club career[edit]

White's father, Jon White, ran a soccer academy called 'Mini Dux' in Aylesbury, where White played her early football.[6] She then played football for Aylesbury Town before being spotted by Arsenal Ladies scouts at the age of eight.[6]

Leaving Arsenal aged 16, White was top scorer for Chelsea Ladies for three seasons before leaving to join Leeds Carnegie in June 2008.[2][7] Within months of signing for Leeds, White suffered a cruciate ligament injury that kept her out of the game for a lengthy spell.[8] In February 2010, White scored twice as Leeds beat Everton Ladies in the final of the FA Women's Premier League Cup.[9]

In July 2010 White was delighted to return to Arsenal after five years away. The Leeds squad had broken up following a funding crisis.[10] White left Arsenal at the end of the 2013 season joining Notts County in time for the 2014 season.[11]

In 2014 White suffered an ACL injury and was out for the entire WSL season, in January 2015 the club confirmed she was back in training.[12]

White Left Notts County and signed for Birmingham City Ladies after her contract had expired.[13] Despite being offered a new contract by Notts County, White made the move to the West Midlands, which seemed even more prudent after the latter were disbanded. White scored the winning penalty against Chelsea to take Birmingham to the F.A. Cup final.[14]

International career[edit]

White playing for England against Montenegro in April 2014


White played for England at Under–17, 19, 20 and 23 levels.[7] She made her senior England debut in March 2010 at home to Austria, scoring in the final minute as England won 3–0.[15]

After being selected in England's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad, White scored a "wonder goal" in a 2–0 group stage win over Japan, who ultimately won the trophy.[16] White was personally recognised for her scintillating form over 2011, being voted the England Women's Player of the Year.[17]

White was selected for England's UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Squad. However, after scoring England's only goal in the friendly defeat to Sweden leading into the tournament, White was left frustrated by lack of service throughout the tournament as England crashed out at the group stage.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.

Great Britain Olympic[edit]

In June 2012 White was named in the 18–player Great Britain squad for the 2012 London Olympics.[18]



  1. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™: List of Players: England" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Ellen White". Leeds Carnegie Ladies. Archived from the original on 9 December 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  3. ^ 2015 World Cup
  4. ^ "Ellen White". The FA. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ellen White". Soccer Way. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Interview with Chelsea starlet Ellen White". The Bucks Herald. 25 September 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Leeds ladies sign striker White". BBC Sport. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Premier League Countdown". Female Soccer. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "'Overwhelmed' White lauds Final effort". The Football Association. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "White thrilled by Arsenal return". UEFA.com. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Ellen White: Notts County Ladies sign Arsenal striker". BBC Sport. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  12. ^ http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/27115304
  13. ^ "Ellen White joins Birmingham". BBC.com. 13 Jan 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "Birmingham beat Chelsea 4-2 on penalties". BBC.com. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  15. ^ "A striking victory". The Football Association. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  16. ^ "England's Ellen White scores World Cup wonder goal". BBC Sport. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "WHITE VOTED WOMEN'S PLAYER OF 2011". The Football Association. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  18. ^ "Team GB women's squad for London 2012 announced". BBC Sport. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 

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