Midfielder Benjamin Old

  • Height 173cm
  • D.O.B. 13/8/02
Jersey Number
41

Biography

Ben Old is an attacking midfielder who joined the Wellington Phoenix Football Academy in 2018. He has spent the past two seasons playing for the Wellington Phoenix Reserves, scoring four goals in 25 appearances.

The 18-year-old enjoyed a breakout season in the ISPS Handa Men’s Premiership this past season, which saw named on the bench for the Wellington Phoenix for their match versus Western United on 22 May – Old going on to make his dream debut in front of a record regular season crowd of 24,105 fans.

Old was also part of the New Zealand U-17 team that won the 2018 OFC U-16 Championship and qualified for 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil. He played in two games at the World Cup, first coming on as a sub in New Zealand's opening 1–2 loss to Angola before getting a start in the team's 1–0 win over Canada.

Old was also named as a Travelling Reserve for the OlyWhites team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

A-League 2020/2021