Born: 02 October 1998 (London, England)
Goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman is a product of our Academy system.
He returned to the Club in December, 2022, after two separate loan spells at Swedish side Degerfors IF over the previous 18 months.
Initially joining them in August, 2021, he played 13 games throughout the remainder of their 2021 season to help them avoid relegation from the top flight.
Then, in February, 2022, he returned to Degerfors for the duration of the 2022 Allsvenskan season - again, he helped them to maintain their top-flight status, making a further 21 appearances over the course of that campaign.
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 appeared on the 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 the 2018/19 season as well - four times in the Premier League 2 and twice in the EFL Trophy against senior sides Gillingham and Portsmouth.
He spent the 2019/20 season training regularly with our senior squad and made five appearances for the Development Squad in all competitions.
In November, 2020, Alfie made his competitive first team debut in a Europa League win over Ludogorets at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He also made three further appearances for our Development Squad in the Premier League 2 during the 2020/21 campaign.
Alfie 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.