Ellen White MBE

Ellen White MBE

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Ellen has enjoyed many memorable moments during her career as an England international player. She is the record England women’s goal scorer and has competed at three FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments. Ellen also earned the Bronze Boot award at the FIFA Women's World Cup in France, and was named England's International Player of the Year three times.


Ellen White is a former English professional footballer. She began her footballing career at her local club, Aylesbury Town before being scouted by Arsenal at the age of eight.

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.

Ellen then joined Manchester City becoming the second player in the Women’s Super League (WSL) history to reach fifty goals and went 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. 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.

As part of the Lionesses Ellen won the Euros 2022, and retired afterwards saying all her football “dreams came true”.

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