Simon White (footballer)

Simon Peter White (born 17 June 1988) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).[3]

Simon White
Personal information
Full name Simon White
Date of birth (1988-06-17) 17 June 1988
Original team(s) Subiaco (WAFL)
Draft Pick 56, 2010 rookie draft[1]
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)[2]
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20102017 Carlton 87 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Originally from the Carine Junior Football Club, White joined the Subiaco Football Club in the WAFL. He made his senior debut there in 2009, playing 19 games, earning the club's Rising Star Award and playing in their Grand Final loss to South Fremantle.[4]

White was recruited by the Carlton Football Club with its fourth round selection in the 2010 AFL rookie draft (No. 56 overall).[1] At the age of 21, White was among the more experienced new rookies selected in the draft. He was quickly called up for his AFL debut, in round 4, 2010 against Adelaide.[5] In his first four seasons, White played 26 matches for Carlton, with regular injures limiting his availability – he suffered a hip injury in 2010,[6][7] knee and hamstring injuries in 2011,[8] a medial ligament knee injury in 2012, the return from which was delayed by complications arising from the use of a synthetic ligament to augment the natural ligament (a LARS procedure),[9] and a fractured C3 vertebra from an on-field collision in 2013.[10] A clearer run without injuries saw White play 33 games over the following two years.

After only managing 11 games in the 2017 season, he was informed by Carlton that he would not be offered a new contract with the club.[11]


  1. Carlton Football Club 2010 Rookie Draftees Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Carlton Blues Rookie player list Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Carlton player list Archived 12 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. WAFL player profile
  5. Tony De Bolfo (15 April 2010) Blue and White? . . . s’alright for first-gamer Simon
  7. Australian Football League, Injury update, Round 18, 27 July 2010, Retrieved 3 April 2011.
  8. "AFL preview round 11 Port Adelaide v Carlton". The Age. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  9. Phelan, Jason (11 June 2012). "White's wait continues". Carlton Football Club. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  10. "White out for season". Carlton Football Club. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  11. "Blues continue list changes". 31 October 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
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