Born: 02 October 1998 (London, England)
Home-grown goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman continued to make progress by working closely with our first team stoppers in 2018/19.
Training regularly under the guidance of goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez, he appeared on the first team bench in three consecutive matches in September, 2018, and signed a new contract with the club early the following month. He played six times for our Development Squad during that season as well - four times in the Premier League 2 and twice in the EFL Trophy against senior sides Gillingham and Portsmouth.
A local lad who was born and bred in Tottenham and is a lifelong Spurs fan, Alfie attended Park View School and joined our Academy full-time in the summer of 2015. He previously made his debut for our Under-18s in 2014/15 when he stepped off the bench in a 3-0 win at Brighton in January, 2015.
In his first full season with our Under-18s, 2015/16, he started 12 league games and played in both of our FA Youth Cup matches. He also stepped up for his Under-21s debut in September, 2015, in a memorable 7-4 home win over Leicester.
He started four of our six games in the Under-19 UEFA Youth League in 2016/17, played nine league games for the Under-18s, made one start in the FA Youth Cup and appeared twice for the Under-23s in the Premier League 2. In addition, he was named on the first team bench for our EFL Cup third round win over Gillingham in September, 2016, and travelled with the senior squad on matchdays on a handful of occasions.
Alfie played for our Development Squad in 2017/18 and enjoyed further opportunities to train with the first team. On the bench for our Premier League win against Crystal Palace in November, 2017, he made 15 starts for our Under-23s across the Premier League 2, Premier League International Cup and EFL Trophy, memorably saving two of four penalties awarded to West Ham in a dramatic 7-2 Premier League International Cup victory in August, 2017.
He has won international caps for England at all levels between Under-16 and Under-19 and was the Young Lions' starting goalkeeper at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2015.