Ben Chilwell
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Ben Chilwell

An Academy graduate who has become a key player for Leicester City and England.
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Full Name
Ben Chilwell
Nationality
England
Date of Birth
21 December 1996
Height
5'10" (178cm)
Weight
12st 2lbs (77kg)
Professional Debut
27 October 2015
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Since making his senior debut in October 2015, Chilwell’s Foxes career has gone from strength to strength.

Having played successful roles for the Club’s Under-18s and Development Squad, Chilwell’s breakthrough year in the first team came in 2017/18 and he has since transformed into one of the most well-rounded full backs in the Premier League.

Prior to establishing himself as a regular for both club and country, the left back was part of the Under-18s side that became only the second in Leicester City history to reach the semi-finals of the prestigious FA Youth Cup in 2014/15. 

Chilwell played a major role for the Development Squad throughout 2015 and 2016, as well as spending time on loan at Huddersfield Town. 

He made his first team debut for Leicester against Hull City before two FA Cup appearances followed against Tottenham Hotspur in January 2016. 

He went on to play against high-calibre outfits including FC Porto, Chelsea, Atlético Madrid and Manchester City as he continued his rapid development at the Club in 2016/17.

In 2017/18, Chilwell made 32 appearances in all competitions, including 24 in the Premier League. 

After a superb start to the 2018/19 season, meanwhile, Chilwell was called up to the England squad by Gareth Southgate, making his senior debut in a 1-0 win over Switzerland at Leicester's King Power Stadium.

His first start for the Three Lions followed swiftly, as he helped his country to a 0-0 draw with World Cup finalists Croatia in the UEFA Nations League in October 2018.

Following another international appearance in England's famous Nations League success in Spain, Chilwell agreed a new long-term contract with the Foxes until 2024.

Chilwell featured in all but two of City's Premier League fixtures over the 2018/19 campaign, earning a reputation as one of the division's best left-sided full-backs.

He was once again called up to Southgate's Three Lions squad for the UEFA Nations League finals in June 2019, starting in the semi-finals stage against the Netherlands.

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