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24 April 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Aileen Whelan

Ahead of this weekend's FA Women's Super League match against Arsenal at the Amex, Albion forward Aileen Whelan reveals her favourite food, her favourite player from times gone by, her most memborable moment in football plus much more.

Name: Aileen Whelan

Birthplace: Stafford

Birthdate: 11/08/1991

Height: 5’ 7

Previous clubs: Notts County, Everton

Nickname: I don’t really have one but most people shorten my name to A

Favourite player past: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Favourite player present: James Milner

Job you’d do if not a footballer: I am a child play therapist alongside football

Team supported as a kid: Manchester United

Favourite other sport: Athletics - in particular the Olympics and Paralympics

Other sportsperson you most admire: Mo Farah

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Most memorable match played in: 2016 Women’s FA Cup Final against Chelsea

Biggest disappointment: Losing in that match at Wembley

Best stadium played in: Wembley

Favourite food: Anything vegetarian

Last download/CD bought: Disney soundtrack

All-time favourite music artist: Dappy

Best dressed team-mate: Amanda

Worst dressed: Ini

Must-watch current TV programme: Line of Duty

Best film ever seen: The Goonies

Superstitions: None

Favourite holiday resort: Florida

Career plan when you finish playing: Expanding my play therapy business

Finally describe yourself in three words: Hard-working, loyal, fun

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