Ellen White MBE
Ellen White MBE is a former English professional footballer.
Ellen began her footballing career at her local club, Aylesbury Town before being scouted by Arsenal at the age of just 8.
Working her way up the youth ranks, she later left Arsenal for London rivals spending some time at Chelsea, followed by a spell at Leeds Carnegie before returning to Arsenal and going on to win three league titles and two FA Cups. Following a successful three years at Arsenal, Ellen took on a new challenge at Notts County later moving on to Birmingham City where she scored the winning penalty to take them to the 2017 FA Women’s Cup Final.
In 2019 Ellen the joined Manchester City becoming the second player in WSL history to reach 50 goals and going on to become the all-time top goal scorer in the WSL. Alongside her successful domestic career, Ellen has enjoyed over a decade as a key player in the England national team. She progressed her way through the ranks from youth level to the senior team making her debut in 2010. After being selected in the squad for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup she was then voted as England Women’s Player of the Year.
After being called up for several more major tournaments, more success came Ellen’s way as she became the England Women’s all-time top World Cup scorer at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
Shortly after making her 100th cap at international level, Ellen became England Women’s record goal scorer. 2022 saw England victorious in the Euros where she consistently put in quality performances.
A recorder breaker, Ellen is held in high regard and was awarded an MBE in the 2022 New Year Honours List for her services to Association Football.