Michael Phillips (footballer)

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Michael Phillips
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-01-22) 22 January 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Dulwich, London, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Maidstone United
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Gillingham 1 (0)
2004–2005 Worthing ? (?)
2005–2006 Welling United ? (?)
2006–2008 Ramsgate ? (?)
2008–2009 Tonbridge Angels 22 (0)
2009–2010 Hastings United ? (?)
2010–2011 Maidstone United 11 (1)
2011 Erith Town ? (?)
2011– Maidstone United 56 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 4 May 2013 (UTC).

Michael Phillips (born 22 January 1983)[1] is an English football player who plays for Isthmian League Premier Division side Maidstone United.


Phillips began his career with Gillingham, who played at the time in the Football League First Division. He made his debut for the club's first team against Blackburn Rovers in May 2001. This was to be his only appearance, however, as his subsequent career was dogged by injury.[2] He was forced to retire from the professional game in 2004 and went on to play non-League football for Worthing, Welling United,[3] Ramsgate, Tonbridge Angels and Hastings United before signing for Maidstone United in December 2010.[4] Phillips then left the Stones in the summer of 2011 to join Erith Town where he took up a player/assistant manager role, however he returned to Maidstone in a playing role in October 2011.

Personal life[edit]

In 2004, Phillips alleged that he, his parents, and girlfriend Alex Day had been assaulted by police while on holiday in Portugal. Phillips himself suffered a broken jaw and nose.[5]


  1. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 254. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  2. ^ "New Midfield For United". Non League Daily. 30 March 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pennock Goes For The Familiar". Kent Messenger. KM Group. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Hoad, Alex (30 December 2010). "Maidstone United boss Andy Ford set to include new signing Michael Phillips in his squad for derby with Margate". Non League Daily. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Family 'beaten by holiday police'". BBC News. 9 July 2004. Retrieved 5 April 2011.