Derek Phillips (footballer, born 1975)

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Derek Phillips
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-04-09) April 9, 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Columbia, Maryland, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1994–1995 UMBC Retrievers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Maryland Mania 20 (1)
1999Cocoa Expos (loan)
2001 Derry City 6 (0)
2002 SV Wehen Wiesbaden 2 (0)
2003 TuRU Düsseldorf
2003 Virginia Beach Mariners 1 (0)
2003–2005 Chesapeake Dragons
2005 Shamrock Rovers 8 (0)
National team
2004– Trinidad and Tobago 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 February 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 February 2011

Derek Phillips (born 9 April 1975) is an American-born Trinidad and Tobago footballer who plays as a left-sided defender.


Phillips grew up in Richmond, Virginia where he played for FC Richmond youth club.[1] In 1993, he graduated from Atholton High School. He had played for Atholton his freshman season, then transferred to a school in Richmond for his sophomore and junior seasons. He returned to Atholton for his senior year.[2] He attended University of Maryland, Baltimore County, playing on the men's soccer team in 1994 and 1995.


Phillips played in Germany where he played for Eintracht Oberissingheim of the Oberliga. In May 1999, Phillips began the season with the Maryland Mania of the USL A-League. However, he also played on loan to the Cocoa Expos for several 1999 U.S. Open Cup games. In 2001, he joined Derry City FC. In July 2002, he went to SV Wehen Wiesbaden on a free transfer. In January 2002, he moved to TuRU Düsseldorf. In 2003, he played one game for the Virginia Beach Mariners of the USL A-League.[3] He played for the Chesapeake Dragons from 2003 until 2005. He signed for Rovers in February 2005 and made 11 appearances.


Phillips has represented Trinidad and Tobago on six occasions, making his senior international debut away to South Korea in on 14 July 2004. He is the son of former international goalkeeper, Lincoln Phillips.


  1. ^ "FC Richmond: 25th Anniversary team". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  2. ^ Father's fame is Phillips' fortune Atholton senior leads soccer team
  3. ^ 2003 Virginia Beach Mariners

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