Michael White (footballer)

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Michael White
Personal information
Full name Michael White
Date of birth (1987-01-08) 8 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Wales
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
Canterbury United
Number 8
Youth career
–2002 Richmond Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005, 2013–2014, 2015– Canterbury United 0 (0)
2006–2007 New Zealand Knights 11 (0)
2007 Waitakere United 11 (2)
2007–2008 Rhyl FC 29 (4)
2009–2010 Miramar Rangers
2010–? YoungHeart Manawatu 7 (5)
2011–? Team Wellington 1 (0)
National team
New Zealand U17
New Zealand U20
New Zealand A
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael White (born 8 January 1987) is a Welsh-born New Zealand footballer, currently playing for ASB Premiership side Canterbury United FC.[1]


White started his football with Richmond Athletic and played for Canterbury United during the 2005-06 NZFC season, he can play in various midfield and attacking roles. He joined Australian A-League side New Zealand Knights in 2006,[2] before joining Waitakere United for the remainder of the NZFC season. In mid-2007 he moved to his place of birth, Wales, and joined Rhyl FC in the Welsh Premier League, finishing Top Goal Scorer.

2009 found him back in New Zealand and playing for Central Premier League side Miramar Rangers, winning the 2010 Chatham Cup. He joined Youngheart Manawatu for the 2010-2011 season.[3] After another season with Miramar Rangers in the Central Premier League, he joined Team Wellington. With a move back to the South Island, he transferred from Team Wellington to Canterbury United for the remainder of the season 2011/2012 season. Signed for Nelson Suburbs in the Mainland League.


White played for the New Zealand U-17, New Zealand U-20 national teams and New Zealand A-Team that toured Vietnam in 2006.[3]


White and his partner, Jamee have two young daughters together. Maddie, three and Harlow, two.[4]


  1. ^ "White has point to prove | New Zealand Football". www.nzfootball.co.nz. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Australian Player Database". OzFootball. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 
  3. ^ a b "White has a point to prove". Manawatu Standard. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "White has point to prove | New Zealand Football". www.nzfootball.co.nz. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 

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