BenParkinson

Geordie fact. The Durham-born forward, capable of playing as a striker or winger, signed his first professional contract with his boyhood club in the summer of 2023 and made his Premier League debut away at AFC Bournemouth in November 2023.
Country of BirthEngland
Date of Birth10.03.2005
PositionMidfielder
Date of Debut11.11.2023

Joining Newcastle United's Academy at the age of seven, teenage forward Ben Parkinson progressed through the Magpies' youth ranks and scored twice in his first four starts for Newcastle's under-21 side.

The Durham-born youngster scored nine goals in 16 competitive fixtures for United’s under-18 side last season, scoring three goals in two FA Youth Cup ties for the Toon teenagers, before signing his first professional deal with his boyhood club ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.

‘Parky’ made his first-team debut for the Magpies during a 3-2 pre-season friendly against Gateshead at the Gateshead International Stadium in July 2023 and travelled with Newcastle’s first-team squad for their Premier League Summer Series campaign in the United States.

More first-team appearances were made by Ben, featuring against Chelsea at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta before making a late appearance against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

The teenage striker was on target during Newcastle United Under-21s' 2-1 win against Blyth Town in the Northumberland Senior Cup final at St. James' Park.