Player #962

Appearances:

1

Starts:

1

Goals:

0

Seasons:

3

Ben Chrisene
Ben Chrisene

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Ben Chrisene

Position

Midfielder

From

2020-21

To

Current Player

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Ben Chrisene

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

16
17
18

Division

PL
PL
PL

Appearances

1
1
0
0

Starts

1
1
0
0

Substitute

0
0
0
0

Unused

7
0
7
0

Goals

0
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Benjamin Joshua Chrisene

Birth Date

Monday, 12 January 2004

Birth Place

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

2020- Aston Villa Under 18s |

From

Transfer in

Exeter City

From

For

Free

On

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Previous Clubs

Exeter City |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Current Player

For

Current Player

On

Current Player

Subsequent Clubs

Current Player

Ben Chrisene
Ben Chrisene

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2021- Free, 1 | 1 (0) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Mark Delaney |

First Squad Appearance

Friday, 8 January 2021

Debut Appearance

Friday, 8 January 2021

Liverpool (h), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Yet to score

Final Appearance

Current Player

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Current Player

Honours

Plays for the Villa

Height

(6 ft) 1.83m

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Ben Chrisene

Player #962 for Aston Villa, Benjamin Joshua Chrisene known as Ben Chrisene has played as a midfielder for the club since the 2020-21 season.

Ben was born on 12 January 2004 and signed with Villa from Exeter City as a 16 year old in August 2020 after beating Chelsea and Liverpool to his signature.

Chrisene had joined Exeter City’s Academy at the age of 11 becoming Exeter’s youngest ever player in August 2019 when he made his debut in the EFL Cup against Coventry City at the age of 15 years, seven months and one day.

Chrisene was appointed to Sean Verity’s Under 18 squad on arrival before Mark Delaney promoted Chrisene to the first team squad and giving him his first team debut in the 2020-21 season aged 17 in the 1-4 FA Cup defeat to Liverpool on Friday, 8 January 2021.

Chrisene was part of the youngest ever team to ever take the field for Villa in a professional game - aged 18.8 years on average - after the first team squad was forced into isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic which had seen a raft of players and staff testing positive for the virus in the week preceding the game.

Chrisene was also one of 16 debutants in the game - the most in a single game in Villa’s history and was also part of the starting XI made up of 11 debutants, the first time this had happened since Villa’s first professional fixture - also in the FA Cup - on Saturday, 13 December 1879 against Stafford Road. Chrisene made his debut appearance under caretaker manager Mark Delaney following Dean Smith having to join the first team in isolation.

The Birmingham Mail described Chrisene’s debut thus:

“Chrisene was signed from Exeter in the summer amid interest from the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea. He’s really calm on the ball and is Gareth Barry-esque in his approach; tidy, neat in possession and a good left foot. Chrisene was one of two 16-year-old’s in the starting XI.”

Although Chrisene is most comfortable in central midfield he has been used, and performed well, at left back in shades of another precocious teenager of an earlier era - Gareth Barry.

Chrisene signed professional forms with Villa just days after his debut in January 2021 with Villa’s Academy manager Mark Harrison saying:

“Since Ben joined us from Exeter at the beginning of the season, he has played regularly for the Under-18s and just before Christmas he played for the Under-23s on a couple of occasions, still aged only 16.

“He has played the majority of games at left-back and we have been very pleased with his development.”