Phil Chapple

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Phil Chapple
Personal information
Full name Phillip Chapple
Date of birth (1966-11-26) 26 November 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Norwich, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1985–1988 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Cambridge United 187 (19)
1993–1998 Charlton Athletic 141 (15)
1998–2001 Peterborough United 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Phil Chapple (born 26 November 1966) is an English former professional footballer.

A centre back who started his career with Norwich City, he failed to make the breakthrough and joined Cambridge United on a free transfer in March 1988. During his time at The Abbey Stadium, Chapple went on to feature in the club's most successful seasons, culminating in a rise from Division 4 to Division 2 in successive seasons. In total Chapple made 187 league appearances for the club, scoring an impressive 19 goals.

Charlton Athletic paid £100,000 for his services in 1993 and he went on to have a 5-year playing career at The Valley, scoring 15 goals in 141 games before joining Peterborough United in 1998. Chapple endured an injury ravaged time at London Road and only managed 17 games and one goal before retiring from playing.

Chapple stayed at Peterborough in a number of roles including Youth Team Coach, Scout and Head Coach before leaving in September 2003.

He had spells as academy coach at West Ham United and as a coach at Newmarket Town and in 2007 returned to Charlton Athletic as chief scout. When Charlton named Phil Parkinson as caretaker manager in November 2008, Phil briefly joined the first-team coaching set-up before returning to his Chief Scout role in July 2009.[1]

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