Player Profile

Ben White

Ben White

4 Defender

Nationality :England
Date Of Birth :October 8, 1997
Height :186cm
Weight :76kg

Ben White: A Brief Biography

Ben White is a football prodigy from England who plays for Arsenal. This article covers Ben White’s biography, as well as his age, height, wife, parents, kids, net worth, and everything else that fans could be interested in learning.

Birth Place, Family, Early Life

Ben White is a Professional English footballer who competes in the English Premier League. Ben White was born in Poole, an English city. He is currently 25 years old and was born on October 8, 1997.

An English couple gave birth to Benjamin White in Poole. Barry White and Carole White are his parents. His parents are unknown because they have kept their personal lives hidden.

When the young defender joined Brighton & Hove Albion in 2016, he began his professional career. He began with their U23 and 21 teams and eventually joined their first team.

Trophies & Titles

Leeds United

  • EFL Championship: 2019–20

England

  • UEFA European Championship runner-up: 2020

Individual

  • PFA Team of the Year: 2019–20 Championship
  • Newport County Player of the Year Award: 2017–18
  • Leeds United Young Player of the Season: 2019–20
  • Brighton & Hove Albion Player of the Season: 2020–21

Height of Ben White, Weight, and Body Stats

Ben White stands at 6 ft 1 in. The English defender excels at using his height to secure significant interceptions.

All-time Career of Ben White

Brighton & Hove Albion

A Poole, Dorset, native, White began his youth career at Southampton and spent eight years there before being released at the age of 16. Following interest from Bristol City and Leicester City, where he initially joined their academy, Brighton & Hove Albion signed him.

2016–17 season

White didn’t play in the 0-0 draw at Derby County on August 6, 2016, in the league opener for the 2016–17 campaign. Three days later, on August 9, White made his professional football debut, playing the entire 4-0 home victory over Colchester United in the first round of the EFL Cup. The following three league games against Nottingham Forest, Rotherham United, and Reading saw White remain an inactive substitute. His second appearance for Brighton came on August 23 against Oxford United, where Brighton prevailed 4-2, in the second round of the EFL Cup. On March 18, 2017, White was once more an inactive replacement, this time against Leeds United. White also made three appearances in the EFL Trophy before Coventry City eliminated Brighton U21s in the third round.

2017–18 season: Loan to Newport County

White joined League Two club Newport County on loan on August 1, 2017, and manager Michael Flynn hailed the move as a “big coup for the club.” White will remain with Newport County through the end of the 2017–18 campaign. On August 8, 2017, White made his Newport debut in a 2-0 EFL Cup first-round victory over Southend United. On August 12, 2017, he made his professional debut against Crewe Alexandra in a 1-1 draw. On November 21 against Barnet for Newport in a 2-1 home loss, White scored his first goal of the season.

For the first time since the 1978–1979 FA Cup, Newport advanced to the FA Cup fourth round on January 7, 2018, when White started for them in a 2-1 home victory over Championship club Leeds United. Newport received a home draw against Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur in the next round. White was praised for his performance against Harry Kane on January 27, 2018, as Newport and Tottenham drew 1-1 to force a replay at Wembley Stadium, Tottenham’s temporary home.

White received the South Wales Argus Player of the Year Award for Newport for the 2017–18 campaign on March 15, 2018. At the awards ceremony, manager Michael Flynn referred to White as “the best loan signing the club has ever made.”

2018–19 season: Loan to Peterborough United

White did accept a new contract extension offer from Brighton in April 2018, despite being linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur after initially rejecting one. Chris Hughton, the then-manager of Brighton, said at the beginning of the 2018–19 campaign that White would be the team’s fourth-choice center-back behind Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy, and Leon Balogun. But White played frequently for Brighton U23s. On November 26, 2018, he assisted three goals to help Brighton U23s overturn a 2-0 deficit and defeat Swansea City U23s 3-2 in Premier League 2 Division 1. On December 8, 2018, when Brighton lost 1-0 away to Burnley, White made his Premier League debut from the bench. White was still used as a stand-in.

White agreed to a season-long loan with League One club Peterborough United on January 3, 2019. On January 5, 2019, Ben White made his Peterborough debut against Middlesbrough on the road in the third round of the FA Cup, losing 5-0. White’s debut at the London Road Stadium coincided with his debut in League One, where he replaced Joe Ward in the 88th minute of a 2-1 victory over Rochdale on January 12.

White scored the second goal in a 2-0 home victory over Southend United on March 23, 2019, to register his first goal for Peterborough and first in League One. White participated in the season’s final game, in which Peterborough defeated Burton Albion 3-1 at home. However, Peterborough was denied a play-off spot because Doncaster Rovers won their match. White made 16 appearances during his loan period across all leagues, scoring once.

2019–20 season: Loan to Leeds United

White joined Championship team Leeds United on loan from that day until the end of the current campaign. White and Brighton agreed to a new one-year contract extension on the same day. Prior to the 2019–20 campaign, he received the number 5 jersey, and on August 4 against Bristol City, he made his debut for Leeds in a 3–1 victory.

White won the Championship PFA Player of the Month award for August 2019 on September 4 as a result of strong performances throughout the month of August. White was reportedly being scouted by Premier League club Liverpool in November 2019, despite Brighton head coach Graham Potter stating that White wouldn’t be recalled from Leeds and that his future would be at Brighton after his loan period was over.

White won the Championship’s Best Young Player award on December 23, 2019, as chosen by Sky Sports readers, after continuing his form. In January 2020, White’s teammate Kalvin Phillips was also being scouted by England manager Gareth Southgate, who also kept an eye on White.

White took part in all 49 of Leeds’ games overall and all 46 of their league games as they won the league and were promoted to the Premier League. In the final match of his loan period, a 4-0 win over Charlton Athletic, he scored his sole goal for Leeds, which ultimately won Goal of the Month for July 2020. White won the Yorkshire Evening Post award for Player of the Season for 2019–20 and the Leeds Young Player of the Season award after his loan period was over.

In the PFA Team of the Year for the 2019–20 Championship, White was selected on September 8, 2020.

2020–21 season: First-team breakthrough

After months of rumors about Ben White’s future, during which time Brighton turned down three permanent offers for White from Leeds, White on 1 September 2020 agreed to a new four-year contract with Brighton. On the first day of the 2020–21 campaign, White made his league debut for Brighton in a 3–1 home loss to Chelsea. It was also his Premier League debut. In their subsequent league game, a 3-0 road victory at Newcastle on September 20, he assisted Brighton in maintaining a clean sheet. On January 10, 2021, White participated in Brighton’s FA Cup third-round penalty shootout victory over his old team Newport.

On February 3, White took part in Brighton’s 1-0 away victory over reigning league champions Liverpool, which gave them their first league victory at Anfield since 1982. In a game on April 20 where Brighton earned their first-ever point at Chelsea in a 0-0 draw, White was dismissed after a strong performance and a second bookable offense in the 90+2-minute. On May 18, when football was once again popular, he participated in Brighton’s 3-2 home victory over champions Manchester City. Since 1989, they had not beaten City in the league. White received the Player of the Season award on June 6, the same day that he made his debut for England, after a strong season that helped him break into the first team.

Arsenal

White committed to Premier League club Arsenal for £50 million on July 30, 2021. On August 13, Ben White made his Premier League debut in the season opener against Premier League newcomers Brentford, starting and playing the entire 2-0 loss. White’s positive COVID-19 test prevented him from playing in Arsenal’s upcoming match on August 22, a home match against London rivals Chelsea. On September 11, after his return, he finally made his home debut at the Emirates Stadium, contributing to the club’s first league victory of the year with a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory over Norwich City.

On September 26, White participated in his first North London derby match against Tottenham Hotspur. He played the entire game as Arsenal won 3-1 at home. White made his first trip back to Falmer Stadium since leaving Brighton on October 2, when he started and participated fully for Arsenal in their 0-0 draw with Brighton.

White’s position was changed from his usual position at center-back from the previous season to right-back during the 2022–23 campaign. He scored his first goal for the team on March 4, 2023, a volley in the 70th minute of a 3-2 victory over Bournemouth at home.

International career

White was included in England’s preliminary 33-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020 on May 25, 2021. The competition would take place in the summer of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s postponement of the previous year. White had never before received a call-up to any level of the national team. On June 1st, seven players were cut from the team, though those players were still included in the squad for the two exhibition matches against Austria and Romania. At the Riverside Stadium on June 2, during England’s 1-0 victory over Austria, White made his international debut by coming on as a substitute and taking Jack Grealish’s place. Alessandro Schöpf’s shot was blocked by him, preventing a late equalizer. He became the fifth player from Brighton to represent England, and the second in less than three years after his captain and teammate Lewis Dunk was given the honor in November 2018. On June 6, during the second and final warm-up game against Romania at the Riverside Stadium, White made his debut and played the entire game.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was injured, so White was added to the 26-man team for Euro 2020 on June 7, 2021, to fill in for him. England finished as the runners-up in the Championships tournament, and White did not play.

White was included in the 26-man England team roster for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on November 10, 2022. On November 30, he left the competition for personal reasons, and it was not anticipated that he would return.

What Position Does Ben White Play?

Professional defender Ben White competes for Arsenal and the English National Team.

Ben White: Players Stats 2023

Premier League Stats for Ben White

GeneralTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Matches Played36N/A
 
97
Minutes288780 min’ per appearance
 
94
Annual Salary€6,240,000N/A
 
95
Matches Started34N/A
 
97
Matches Subbed In2N/A 
Matches Subbed Out2N/A 

Defending Stats

DefendingTotalPer 90 or %Percentile
Goals Conceded321
 
66
Minutes Per Goal Conceded90 min’ 
 
66
Clean Sheets1336%
 
75
Tackles591.84
 
67
Interceptions210.65
 
43
Ground Duels2367.36
 
25
Ground Duels Won1263.93
 
30
Aerial Duels Won321.00
 
49
Dribbled Past240.75
 
41
Clearances702.18
 
76
Shots Blocked110.34
 
70
Penalties Given Away00.00
 
99

Yellow Cards, Red Cards, and Foul Stats

Cards & FoulsTotalPer 90Percentile
Yellow Cards5  
Red Cards0  
Total Cards50.16
 
40
Minutes Per Booking577 min’ / card 
 
72
Cards Over 0.5514%
 
56
Fouls Committed260.81
 
27
Fouled Against280.87
 
43

Assists, Passing, & Chance Creation Stats

Assists & PassingTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Assists50.16
 
84
Expected Assists (xA)7.140.22
 
87
Passes177955.48
 
89
Successful Passes
1527/ 1779
47.62
 
89
Pass Completion Rate85.83% 
 
85
Key Passes260.81
 
52
Crosses571.78
 
64
Successful Crosses
15/ 57
0.47
 
69
Cross Completion Rate26.32% 
 
69
Minutes Per Assist577 min’ / assist 

Dribbling & Offside Stats

Dribbles & OffsidesTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Dribbles220.69
 
38
Successful Dribbles70.22
 
28
Dribble Success Rate31.82% 
 
17
Dispossesed80.25
 
75
Offsides10.03
 
41

How much does Ben White Earn? Net Worth

Ben White is thought to be worth between $3 and $5 million.

Transfer Value and Records

  • Current market value: €50.00m
  • Highest market value: €50.00m

Relationship, Kids

Currently, Milly Adams and Ben White are a couple. The two have shown a great deal of love and support for one another despite just having met in early 2022.

Children

Ben White is a young man who is still just starting his career. His romantic history is continually being written in order to make a compelling narrative. The English defender is without kids.