Phil Heath (footballer)

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Phil Heath
Personal information
Full name Philip Adrian Heath[1]
Date of birth (1964-11-24) 24 November 1964 (age 50)[1]
Place of birth Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1988 Stoke City 156 (16)
1988–1990 Oxford United 37 (1)
1990–1991 Cardiff City 11 (1)
1991–1992 Aldershot 25 (1)
1992–1994 Aylesbury United 68 (7)
Chipping Norton Town
Total 297 (26)
Teams managed
Chipping Norton Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Philip Adrian "Phil" Heath (born 24 November 1964) is a former English footballer who played in the Football League for Aldershot, Cardiff City, Oxford United and Stoke City.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Heath was born in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent and came through the youth system at the Victoria Ground making his debut against Coventry City on the final day of the 1982–83 season.[1] He became a useful member of a struggling Stoke City side which was relegated with a record low points tally in 1984–85, Heath playing in 37 matches that season.[2] He remained a regular under new manager Mick Mills in 1985–86 playing in 44 matches scoring four goals and at the end of the season Stoke turned down a bid of £150,000 from Everton for his services.[2] He remained at Stoke and was highest league goalscorer in 1987–88 with eight goals.[2]

At the end of the 1987–88 season he joined Oxford United for a fee of £100,000 where he spent two seasons and later had spells at Cardiff City and Aldershot before entering non-league football in 1992 with Aylesbury United. He later became player manager of Chipping Norton Town winning promotion for them from the Hellenic League West to the Hellenic Premier.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 1982–83 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1983–84 First Division 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
1984–85 First Division 36 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 37 2
1985–86 Second Division 38 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 44 4
1986–87 Second Division 38 1 5 2 2 0 1 0 46 3
1987–88 Second Division 39 8 0 0 4 0 4 1 47 9
Total 156 16 5 2 10 0 8 1 179 19
Oxford United 1988–89 Second Division 16 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 20 1
1989–90 Second Division 21 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 24 0
Total 37 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 44 1
Cardiff City 1990–91 Fourth Division 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Total 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Aldershot 1991–92 Fourth Division 25 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 30 1
Total 25 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 30 1
Career Total 229 19 9 2 14 0 12 1 264 22
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy and Full Members Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era – A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 

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