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Benjamin James Chilwell (born 21 December 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Leicester City and the English national team.

Ben Chilwell
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Chilwell playing for England U19 in 2015
Personal information
Full name Benjamin James Chilwell[1]
Date of birth (1996-12-21) 21 December 1996 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Milton Keynes, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[3]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 3
Youth career
Woburn Lions[4]
Bletchley Youth
–2010 Rushden & Diamonds
2010–2015 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Leicester City 72 (1)
2015–2016Huddersfield Town (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2014 England U18 3 (0)
2014–2015 England U19 6 (0)
2015 England U20 3 (1)
2016– England U21 10 (0)
2018– England 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:28, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:19, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

Chilwell was born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and attended Redborne Upper School and Community College.[2][5] He is a product of the Leicester City academy and won their Academy Player of the Year award at the end of the 2014–15 season.[6]

After featuring for the club in pre-season under new manager Claudio Ranieri, Chilwell was given the number 30 shirt ahead of the 2015–16 season. He made his professional debut on 27 October 2015 in the club's League Cup match against Hull City. Chilwell played the entire match as Leicester lost 5–4 on penalties following a 1–1 draw after extra time.[7]

On 19 November 2015, Chilwell joined Championship side Huddersfield Town on a youth loan until 3 January 2016.[8] He made his debut in the 2–0 home loss to Middlesbrough nine days later.[9]

On 28 July 2016, Chilwell signed a new contract with the club until 2021.[10] On 26 December 2016, in the 2016–17 season, he made his Premier League debut in a 0–2 home defeat to Everton. Chilwell received praise for his performance.[11] He made 19 total appearances across the campaign, including two in the UEFA Champions League, and scored his first career goal on 18 May 2017 in a 6–1 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur.[12]

Chilwell was sent off on 13 January 2018 for two yellow cards within five minutes of each other in a goalless draw at Chelsea.[13]

International careerEdit

Along with his Leicester clubmate Demarai Gray, Chilwell was called up from the under-21 side to the full England squad in September 2018 for a friendly match against Switzerland.[14] He made his debut in this match on 11 September, as a 79th-minute substitute for Danny Rose in a 1–0 home win.[15] Upon taking to the pitch in the match at the King Power Stadium he became the first England player to debut at his club ground since Paul Scholes at Old Trafford in 1997.[16] Chilwell made his first start on 12 October in a 0–0 draw away to Croatia in the UEFA Nations League A.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

Chilwell's father is from New Zealand, and emigrated to England in 1993 three years prior to Chilwell's birth.[18][4]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 12 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leicester City 2015–16[19] Premier League 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
2016–17[20] Premier League 12 1 4 0 1 0 2[a] 0 19 1
2017–18[21] Premier League 24 0 4 0 4 0 32 0
2018–19[22] Premier League 36 0 0 0 0 0 36 0
Total 72 1 10 0 6 0 2 0 90 1
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2015–16[19] Championship 8 0 8 0
Leicester City U23 2016–17[20] 1[b] 0 1 0
Career total 80 1 10 0 6 0 3 0 99 1
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy

InternationalEdit

As of match played 22 March 2019[23]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2018 5 0
2019 1 0
Total 6 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Ben Chilwell". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  3. ^ "B. Chilwell". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Ben Chilwell: My story". The FA. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  5. ^ "News from Summer 2016". Redborne Upper School. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Esteban Cambiasso Named Leicester City Player of the Year". Leicester City F.C.
  7. ^ "Hull City vs. Leicester City – 27 October 2015". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  8. ^ Thomson, Doug (19 November 2015). "Huddersfield Town complete loan signing of Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell".
  9. ^ Thomson, Doug (29 November 2015). "Defeat by Middlesbrough took gloss off League debut of Huddersfield Town's on-loan Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell". The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Ben Chilwell: Highly Rated Youngster Signs Long-Term Leicester City Contract". lcfc.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Leicester City 0–2 Everton". BBC. 27 December 2016.
  12. ^ Rostance, Tom (18 May 2017). "Leicester City 1–6 Tottenham Hotspur". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  13. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (13 January 2018). "Chelsea 0–0 Leicester City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray added to England squad for Switzerland friendly". BBC Sport. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  15. ^ McNulty, Phil (11 September 2018). "England 1–0 Switzerland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  16. ^ Tanner, Rob (11 September 2018). "England's return to Leicester City showcases the progress the club has made in the last 15 years". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  17. ^ McNulty, Phil (12 October 2018). "Croatia 0–0 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Ben Chilwell: 'My aim is to be one of England's best ever left-backs' | Football". The Guardian. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Ben Chilwell in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Ben Chilwell in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Ben Chilwell in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Games played by Ben Chilwell in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Chilwell, Ben". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 28 April 2019.

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