Chad Gould

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Chad Gould
Chad Gould International Footballer 2014-01-02 00-30.jpg
Personal information
Full name Chad Edward Alesna Gould[1]
Date of birth (1982-09-30) September 30, 1982 (age 39)
Place of birth Cebu City, Philippines
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Striker, defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Swanage Town & Herston
2007–2008 AFC Wimbledon
2012–2014 Loyola Meralco Sparks
National team
2005 Philippines U-23 3 (1)
2004–2010 Philippines 12 (6)
2010 England (beach soccer) 17 (10)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of June 6, 2013
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of January 16, 2010

Chad Edward Alesna Gould (born September 30, 1982) is a Filipino former footballer who played as a central defender or striker for the Loyola Meralco Sparks and the Philippines national team. He is currently a music artist signed by Warner Music Philippines. In December 2021, his song ‘Daisy’ was played on BBC Music Introducing Show.



Loyola Meralco Sparks

Early life and education[edit]

Gould was born on 30 September 1982[2] in Cebu City, Philippines and grew up in England.

He studied at Brunel University where he obtained a degree in sports science.[3]

Football career[edit]


He spent his youth career with Bournemouth and Southampton.[3]


He was part of the reserves team of AFC Wimbledon during the 2007–08 season making reserve league appearances and a single reserve cup appearance. He scored four goals for the reserve team. He left the club on 22 September 2008.[2]

In 2012, he joined the Loyola Meralco Sparks F.C. of the United Football League. With the club, Gould won the 2013 UFL Cup. He was also part of Loyola's squad that participated in the 2013 Menpora Cup in Indonesia. He left Loyola after two seasons.[3]

Chad is currently a free agent.[3]


Gould first appeared for the Philippines in the 2004 Tiger Cup, playing in two matches. His debut came in the 4–1 defeat to Malaysia where he scored the Philippines' only goal.[4]

In 2006, Gould took a break from football, but returned to the national team in 2008 play until 2010.[5]

He was later selected to play for the England national beach soccer team after he was scouted playing in a tournament organised by Nuts magazine.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 December 2004 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia
2004 AFF Championship
2. 17 May 2008 Barotac Nuevo Plaza Field, Barotac Nuevo  Bhutan
2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifier
3. 19 October 2008 Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh  Brunei
2008 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier
4. 23 October 2008 Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh  Cambodia
5. 14 April 2009 Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé  Bhutan
2010 AFC Challenge Cup qualifier
6. 16 April 2009 Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé  Maldives


Since January 2017, Gould has been working as football coach. He is also currently a recording music artist. In June 2020, Gould signed a three year deal with Warner Music Group in the Philippines.[6][better source needed]


  1. ^ "Philippines roster – 2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers". Asian Football Confederation. Archived from the original on December 5, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Player Profile: Chad Gould". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Pakeman, Guy (January 17, 2017). "Far-Flung Adventures: Chad Gould and the rise of the Azkals". The Set Pieces. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Stokkermans, Karel. "ASEAN ("Tiger") Cup 2004 (Vietnam)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  5. ^ Olivares, Rick (October 29, 2012). "A Goulden Holiday". Bleacher's Brew. Retrieved January 17, 2017.Archive index at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Chad Gould". Retrieved August 13, 2020.

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