Philip Ifil

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Philip Ifil
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Personal information
Full name Philip Nathan Ifil[1]
Date of birth (1986-11-18) 18 November 1986 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Willesden, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
000?–2004 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Tottenham Hotspur 3 (0)
2005 Millwall (loan) 13 (0)
2006 Millwall (loan) 3 (0)
2007–2008 Southampton (loan) 12 (0)
2008–2010 Colchester United 52 (2)
2010–2011 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 (0)
2011–2012 Kettering Town 22 (1)
National team
2001–2002 England U16 9 (0)
2002–2003 England U17 9 (0)
2004–2005 England U19 10 (0)
2003–2005 England U20 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:35, 13 May 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:09, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Philip Nathan Ifil (born 18 November 1986 in Willesden, London) is an English footballer who is currently at a free agent.

Career[edit]

As a schoolboy he attended Gladstone Park Primary School and Willesden High. His mother is Greek-Cypriot and his father is from the West Indies. He played for Springfield Football Club based in Kingsbury, London before signing for Tottenham Hotspur as a teenager.[citation needed]

A full-back, he made his debut for Tottenham Hotspur against Liverpool on the first day of the 2004–05 season,[2] and went on to make three appearances in the Premier League. His first two games came in the 2004–05 season, including the aforementioned Liverpool game and playing the full 90 minutes of a 1–0 win against Newcastle United at St James' Park.[3] He had to wait a year and a half until April 2007 for his third appearance in the 2006–07 season in the teams' 3–3 draw with Wigan Athletic.[4]

He represented England U20 at 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.

On 28 September 2007 he joined English Championship side Southampton on a three-month loan deal. On 10 January 2008 he was transferred from Tottenham Hotspur to Colchester United for an undisclosed six figure fee, with various add-ons.[5]

At the start of December 2009 Ifil had yet to score his first career goal, however this was to change when he scored two goals in as many games against Brighton on 11 December 2009.[6] and Southend United on Boxing Day 2009.[7]

On 10 September 2010, Ifil joined Dagenham & Redbridge for one-year contract and made his debut away against Bournemouth in League One a day later.[8] In May 2011 Dagenham announced the release of Ifil at the end of his contract.[9]

In July 2011, Ifil was signed by Kettering Town manager Morell Maison after impressing in pre-season.

Ifil joined Wrexham on trial in the hope of winning a contract with the Welsh club in January 2013.[10]

In September 2014, Ifil signed for Evergreen FC, who compete in the Watford Sunday League. He made his debut in the 5-2 defeat to the Rifle Volunteer FC.

Family[edit]

He is the brother of fellow professional footballer, Jerel Ifil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Spurs 1–1 Liverpool". BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Newcastle 0–1 Tottenham". BBC Sport. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wigan 3–3 Tottenham". BBC Sport. 15 April 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ifil Makes It Two". www.cu-fc.premiumtv.co.uk. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2008. 
  6. ^ "Brighton 1 – 2 Colchester". BBC. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Southend 1 – 2 Colchester". BBC. 26 December 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Daggers make Signing". Daggenham & Redbridge Official Website. 10 September 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Relegated Dagenham and Redbridge release quartet". BBC Sport. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Ifil joins up with Dragons". FR. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 

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