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) 30 September 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Cebu City, Philippines
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker / Defender
Youth career
2012–2014 Loyola Meralco Sparks 48 (26)
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Philippines U-23 3 (1)
2004–2010 Philippines 37 (6)
2010 England (Beach soccer) 17 (10)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 January 2010

Chad Edward Alesna Gould (born 30 September 1982) is a retired English-Filipino footballer who played as a central defender or striker for the Loyola Meralco Sparks and the Philippines national team.

Early life and education[edit]

Gould was born on 30 September 1982[2] in Cebu City, Philippines but grew up in England.[3] His father Stu is an Englishman while his mother Baby is a Filipina.[4]

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 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 had a trial with Perak FA and Terengganu FA, unfortunately neither worked out and this led to Chad's retirement from professional football.[3]


The family of Gould went to the Philippines for a supposedly three-week vacation. Chad Gould decided to check if a Philippine national football team exists and was directed to the Philippine Football Federation where he met then national team head coach, Aris Caslib who invited him to participate in the try-out for the national team. He secured a sport in the national team.[5]

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 also scored the Philippines' lone goal.[6]

In 2006, Gould took a break from football, but returned to the national team in 2007. He made goals for the national team at the 2008 and 2010 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers[3] He played for the national team until 2010. his last tournament was the 2010 Long Teng Cup.[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 Tiger Cup
2. 17 May 2008 Barotac Nuevo Plaza Field, Barotac Nuevo  Bhutan
2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifier
3. 19 October 2008 Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh  Brunei
2008 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier
4. 23 October 2008 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


By January 2017, Gould has set up the Chad Gould Soccer School, a football school in Central London.[3]


  1. ^ "Philippines roster – 2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers". Asian Football Confederation. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Player Profile: Chad Gould". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Pakeman, Guy (17 January 2017). "Far-Flung Adventures: Chad Gould and the rise of the Azkals". The Set Pieces. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Garceau, Scott (19 May 2007). "Three billion and counting". The Freeman. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Olivares, Rick (29 October 2012). "A Goulden Holiday". Bleacher's Brew. Retrieved 17 January 2017. Archived index at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Stokkermans, Karel. "ASEAN ("Tiger") Cup 2004 (Vietnam)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 

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