Phil Walker (footballer)

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Phil Walker
Personal information
Full name Philip Leonardus Walker
Date of birth (1954-08-29) 29 August 1954 (age 59)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–? Epsom & Ewell
?–1975 Cobham
1975–1979 Millwall 146 (17)
1979–1983 Charlton Athletic 89 (15)
1983 Gillingham (loan) 2 (0)
1983 Eastern
1984 Leixões
1984–1991 Boavista 193 (7)
1991–1995 Maia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Philip 'Phil' Leonardus Walker (born 29 August 1954) is an English retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in London, Walker joined Millwall in 1975 having played for non-league sides Epsom & Ewell and Cobham, quickly establishing himself in the centre of the team's midfield.[1] One of the first notable black players in the club's history, he garnered renown as a skilful player with excellent passing; he moved to Charlton Athletic in 1979, and remained there until 1983 when he briefly joined Hong Kong team Eastern AA.

Already aged 30, Walker signed for Portugal's Boavista FC,[2] after spending half-a-season with Leixões S.C. in the same country. He quickly established himself in the starting XI, being first-choice in the vast majority of his seven-year spell.

After nearly five seasons with northern neighbours F.C. Maiathird division – Walker retired at the age of 41, subsequently having a brief stint as coach with his last club in the early 2000s.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matchday programme". Hartney Witney FC. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Época 1984/85: Primeira Divisão (1984/85 season: First Division); Arquivos da Bola, 24 June 2007 (Portuguese)
  3. ^ "Técnico Phil Walker quer regressar às vitórias" [Coach Phil Walker wants to return to winning] (in Portuguese). Record. 25 October 2003. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

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