Ben Chilwell Biography
Ben Chilwell is a professional footballer from England who plays as a left back for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team.
Chilly, as he is affectionately known, is not originally from England, though he was born in England. Ben Chilwell has his ancestral roots in New Zealand.
Chilwell comes from a sporting family; his father used to be a rugby player, and Chilly’s maternal grandfather used to play football for Corinthians – Casuals, who are currently members of the Isthmian League Premier Division and play at King George’s Field in England.
Chilwell suffered an injury in November 2021 that forced him to miss the rest of the 2021/2022 football season. He has recovered and is now training with the team, which is great news.
|Real Name:||Benjamin James Chilwell|
|Date of Birth:||December 21, 1996|
|Place of Birth:||Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England|
|Net Worth||£29.7 million ( Salary: £190,000 per week)|
Early Life and Education
Ben Chilwell was born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England as Benjamin James Chilwell on December 21, 1996 and attended Redborne Upper School and Community College.
Chilwell though he grew up with his a dad that was into rugby, he developed love for different types of sport which were football and cricket. Chilwell has an elder brother that looks just like him.
Ben started learning football as a child at his home’s back garden Milton Keynes by constructing a goal post where he played with his dad.
Ben Chilwell‘s father agreed to enroll him in Milton Keynes’ local team, Woburn Lions, after enough home practice.
Little boys at Woburn Academy felt a sense of accomplishment when they participated in football. As a result, Chilwell found it simple to integrate with his teammates.
Chilwell later transferred to Bletchley Youth Football Academy in order to gain more experience and a chance with a bigger club.
At the club, he led his team to victory in all local competitions, propelling him to prominence for the first time.
Ben Chilwell first had trials at Rushden & Diamonds, which was 24km from his home. After a successful trial at Rushden and Diamonds, he started playing with the team from where he gathered the rudiments of being a successful football player.
Rushden & Diamonds sparked his interest, attracting the attention of Leicester City academy scouts, who invited the promising player to trials.
Chilwell traveled 87 kilometers from his home to take part in a successful trial with Leicester which lasted for six weeks.
Move to Leceister
Chilwell began his life at the age of 12 in Leicester. Unfortunately, he was unable to settle into the club three years after being purchased.
Chilwell was one of four youth footballers who, despite working hard, were not promoted to Leicester City U16.
He stayed with the U15 team while the rest of his age group switched to the U16s. Despite his fears, he was not released. Considering his struggles to be promoted to the U-16 side, he started thinking of a switch from football to cricket because the year before his struggles, Chilwell had just been signed into the cricket’s Northants academy and even went to Loughborough for an ECB England U15s trial.
Chilwell’s dad was instrumental to Chilly’s choice of career at his time of challenge as he advised and convinced his son to stay concentrated and put more efforts in football as he will surely make it in due time.
It took no time before Chilwell bounced back and rejoined his promoted teammates. Following that, he was named Academy Player of the Year at the end of the 2014-15 season.
The 2015/2016 season marked a watershed moment in his club and national careers. Chilwell was promoted to the Leicester senior team that season and also received an England U18 call-up. That same season, he won the premier league title with Leicester City.
Chilwell joined Championship club Huddersfield Town on a youth loan until 3 January 2016 on November 19, 2015.
Chilwell extended his contract with Leicester until June 2021 on July 28, 2016. After returning from loan, he made his Premier League debut on December 26.
During the 2016-17 season, he made 19 appearances, 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.
On 13 January 2018, Chilwell was sent off for the first time in his career after receiving two yellow cards within five minutes of each other in a goalless draw away to Chelsea.
On 20 October, he signed a new contract with Leicester, tying him to the club until June 2024, but he was eventually scouted by Chelsea scouts, who signed him to Chelsea.
He has made a total of 123 appearances for Leicester City scoring 4 goals.
Chilwell signed a five-year contract with Chelsea FC on August 26, 2020, for a fee of £45 million, according to BBC Sport.
He made his debut on September 23, assisting Olivier Giroud’s goal in a 6-0 home win over Barnsley in the third round of the EFL Cup after coming off the bench.
On his first league start for the club, Chilwell scored the first goal and assisted Kurt Zouma for the second as Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 4-0 at home on 3 October.
Chilwell scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in a 2-0 away win over Porto in the first leg of the quarter-final tie on 7 April 2021.
Chilwell won his first Champions League trophy on May 29, 2021, when Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the 2021 UEFA Champions League Final in Porto.
Chilwell scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 home win over Southampton on October 2, 2021, in his first Premier League start of the season.
Chilwell went on to score in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Brentford, 7-0 victory over Norwich City, and final match of the 2020-21 Premiership season, becoming the first English player to score in four consecutive league games since Frank Lampard did in February 2013.
So far, he has made a total of 187 appearances for Chelsea FC in all competitions scoring 11 goals
He made his international debut in a 1 – 0 home win in an international friendly match against Switzerland on 11 September, 2018 as a 79th-minute substitute for Danny Rose at the King Power Stadium where he played as a Leicester player that time. That feat made him the first English player to debut at his club ground after Paul Scholes did at Old Trafford in 1997.
So far, he has made 17 appearances for England netting just once.
Long term Injury
On 23 November 2021, Chilwell sustained a ruptured cruciate ligament injury in a 4–0 home win during Chelsea’s 2021–22 UEFA Champions League group stage match against Juventus which ruled him out for the remaining part of the season lasting about 6 months. He has fully recovered and is currently training with the team ahead of the new 2022 -2023 football season.
- Premier League Title: 2015-2016
- UEFA Champions League: 2020–21
- UEFA Super Cup: 2021
- FA Cup runner-up: 2020–21
- UEFA Nations League third place: 2018–19
- UEFA European Championship runner-up: 2020
- UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2020–21
Ben Chilwell Net Worth
Ben Chilwell is one of the highly-paid defenders in the English Premier League with an estimated net worth of £29.7 million. He is paid £190,000 per week.
Ben Chilwell was in a romantic relationship with his glamorous girlfriend, Joanna Chimonides. The two have been dating since July 2017 but later parted ways before he joined Chelsea.
Ben is said to be dating Holly Scarfone. Scarfone is perhaps best known for her appearance on season three of the Netflix show Too Hot To Handle.
The England ace was hand-in-hand with Scarfone after dining at popular Los Angeles restaurant Nice Guy before taking the party to local nightspot Bootsy Bellows on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
Chilwell looked relaxed in a T-shirt and embroidered jeans while crossing the sidewalk with the attractive brunette, who left little to the imagination in a thigh-skimming black dress.