14 December 2022

Ex-England striker Ellen White announces pregnancy

14 December 2022

Former England striker Ellen White has announced she is pregnant.

The 33-year-old, who retired in August following the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 glory, posted on social media that she is expecting a baby in April.

White posted a picture of her and her husband holding the Euro 2022 trophy with the caption “Mum and Dad. April 2023.”

The former Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City player called time on her career just a few weeks after she helped England to victory in the European Championship.

She finished her international career with 52 goals in 113 caps over a 12-year period.

England boss Sarina Wiegman sent her best wishes to White and joked it ruled her out of competing for the Lionesses at next year’s World Cup.

Wiegman, speaking from Wembley at a media event, said: “Really great, very nice!

“I just want to congratulate her but I haven’t had the time to call her yet. I’m very happy for them. I have just found out today.

“She knows and has been with Callum for a long time so you can expect it but you never know as it’s something personal.

“I don’t think she was planning on coming back (for England) anyway!”

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