Phil Walsh (English footballer)

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Phil Walsh
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-02-04) 4 February 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Hartlepool, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Playing position Forward / Defender
Club information
Current team
Hemel Hempstead Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Clevedon Town
2003 Taunton Town
2003–2004 Clevedon Town
2004–2005 Almondsbury Town
2005–2008 Bath City 87 (15)
2006Paulton Rovers (loan)
2006–2007Tiverton Town (loan)
2008Tiverton Town (loan)
2008 Newport County 8 (0)
2008–2009Tiverton Town (loan)
2009 Tiverton Town
2009–2010 Dorchester Town 30 (5)
2010–2012 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 (0)
2010Barnet (loan) 9 (3)
2011Cheltenham Town (loan) 4 (0)
2012Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 17 (0)
2012–2014 Ebbsfleet United 35 (5)
2014–2015 Bath City 37 (1)
2015–2016 Leatherhead
2016–2017 Chelmsford City 13 (0)
2017 Bishop's Stortford 10 (1)
2017Welling United (loan) 6 (0)
2017– Hemel Hempstead Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Phillip Andrew Walsh (born 4 February 1984) is an English professional footballer who plays for Welling United on loan from Bishop's Stortford. His father Alan Walsh was also a professional footballer,[2] making over 400 appearances in the Football League.

Early life[edit]

Despite being born in Hartlepool, Walsh grew up in Portishead, North Somerset as one of four children, before moving to Turkey when his father Alan Walsh left Bristol City F.C. for Besiktas in 1989. The family returned to Portishead in 1991, where Walsh attended Gordano School between 1995 and 2000. After leaving school in 2000, Walsh played for Almondsbury Town.

Career[edit]

Having begun his career with Almondsbury Town, Walsh returned to the club in 2004 following spells with Clevedon Town and Taunton Town.[3] He moved to Bath City in 2005, after impressing in a pre-season friendly win over Chesham United,[4] where he established himself as a first team regular over a three-year period, as well as spending loan spells at Paulton Rovers and Tiverton Town.[3] In 2008, he joined Newport County scoring one goal in nine appearances, during a 5–4 win over Dorchester Town, before moving to Tiverton Town on loan for the third time in his career,[5] later making the move permanent for an undisclosed fee.[6]

Walsh joined Dorchester Town in March 2009 to join up with former teammate Ashley Vickers,[7] who had taken up a spot as the clubs assistant manager.[5] In late 2009, he joined Football League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on trial, scoring two goals in a reserve fixture against Colchester United,[5] before signing a permanent deal on 5 January 2010 for an undisclosed fee.[8] He made his debut for the club on 6 February 2010 as a substitute in place of Jon Nurse during a 1–0 defeat to Northampton Town.[9] He made a total of nine league appearances during the remainder of the season.

On 13 August 2010, Walsh joined Barnet on loan as cover for injured striker Steve Kabba.[10] His spell was successful in a struggling side, scoring 3 League goals in 8 appearances. On 6 January 2011 Walsh joined Cheltenham Town on a month's loan.[11] Walsh joined Hayes & Yeading United on loan in January 2012.[12] In May 2012, Walsh was released by Dagenham due to the expiry of his contract.[13]

Walsh signed for Ebbsfleet United in the summer of 2012.[14]

Walsh rejoined one of his previous clubs in Bath City in February 2014.

On 21 July 2016, Walsh joined National League South side Chelmsford City from Leatherhead after a successful trial at the club.[15]

Walsh signed for Hemel Hempstead Town in June 2017.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Walsh is the brother-in-law of American actor Kelsey Grammer,[17] who married his sister, Kayte Walsh, early in February 2011.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Team: Phil Walsh". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Phil Walsh signs for Dagenham & Redbridge". Gazette Series. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Walsh joins the Daggers". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  4. ^ "August 2005". Bath City F.C. Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  5. ^ a b c "Walsh:County a sure bet". South Wales Argus. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Magpies' offer for Walsh too good to reject". thisisexeter.co.uk. 24 March 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Phil Walsh". Dorchester Town F.C. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  8. ^ "Dagenham and Redbridge signs Dorchester's Phil Walsh". BBC Sport. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  9. ^ "Dag & Red 0–1 Northampton". BBC Sport. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  10. ^ "Barnet sign Dagenham & Redbridge striker Phil Walsh". BBC Sport. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010.
  11. ^ "Walsh goes out on loan". www.daggers.co.uk. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  12. ^ "Three new faces on NYD". www.hyufc.com. 1 January 2012. Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  13. ^ "Eight cut loose by Daggers". Sky Sports. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  14. ^ Ebbsfleet United sign Ryan Blake and Phil Walsh. BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19081564
  15. ^ "Stringer Makes Walsh His Latest Signing". Chelmsford City F.C. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  16. ^ Three New Tudors‚ thenationalleague.org.uk, 4 June 2017
  17. ^ Nathan, Sara; Todd, Ben (13 August 2010). "Kayte Walsh, British air hostess, having Kelsey Grammer's baby". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 14 August 2010.

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