Zak Benjamin Whitbread is an American-English player who plays defense for Leicester City. His father, Barry Whitbread, was the coach of the Singapore National football team during the late 1990s. Though a fan of the Manchester United, he joined the Liverpool club's Centre of Excellence at the age of eight as it was his father's club of choice. He meticulously worked his way through the academy before joing the reserve team in 2003. Whitbread made his first team debut in the 2004-2005 season and proceeded further into 2005–06 UEFA Champions League qualification campaign. He was on a two and a half year contract with Norwich city when he suffered a minor calf injury causing manager Paul Lambert to withdraw him from the squad. Following the end of his contract with Norwich City, Whitbread signed a two-year contract with Championship side Leicester City on a free transfer, on 24th August 2012. He made his debut on 28th August 2012 against Burton Albion in the 2012 Leauge Cup.