Simon Greatwich

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Simon Greatwich
Personal information
Full name Simon Clive Barbon Greatwich
Date of birth (1988-09-30) 30 September 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Brighton, England
Position(s) Centre midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1998–xxxx Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Burgess Hill Town
2007–2009 Ringmer
2009–2011 Hartwick Hawks 34 (2)
2012–2017 Meralco Manila 67 (7)
2020– Maharlika Manila 0 (0)
National team
2008– Philippines 18 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 09:23, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 07:46, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Simon Clive Barbon Greatwich (born 30 September 1988) is a Filipino international footballer who plays for Maharlika Manila, as a central midfielder.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Brighton on 30 September 1988,[1] Greatwich is the younger brother of fellow players Christopher Greatwich and Phil Greatwich, and was born to an English father and a Filipina mother who is originally from Davao.[2]


Club career[edit]

After playing youth football with Brighton & Hove Albion,[2] Greatwich spent his early senior career in English non-league football with Burgess Hill Town and Ringmer, before moving to the United States in 2009 to play college soccer with the Hartwick Hawks.[3]

In early January 2012, Greatwich signed with Filipino side Loyola Meralco Sparks in time for the 2011-12 United Football League season.[4]

He make his debut for the Sparks on 18 May 2012 against Geylang United FC for the 2012 Singapore Cup.[5] His club was renamed as F.C. Meralco Manila when it joined the inaugural season of the Philippines Football League in 2017 which is the last time the club played in a league before its dissolution in January 2018.[6] In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced that he would play as a central midfielder for newly formed club Maharlika.[7]

International career[edit]

Greatwich made his international debut for the Philippines on 17 October 2008 in the 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup qualification tournament.[citation needed]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Reference
1. 31 October 2014 Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha    Nepal
Friendly [8]





  1. ^ Stef Cabal & Sasha Uy (29 January 2011). "Catching up with the Azkals". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 1 February 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b Mav C. Gonzales (1 February 2011). "Know your Azkals: Not just another Greatwich". Global Media Arts Network. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Five players with national team experience headline 2009 men's soccer recruiting class". Hartwick College. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Gier, Beloya, Greatwich lead new UFL faces". InterAKTV. Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5). 12 January 2012. Archived from the original on 15 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  5. ^ Valiant Loyola win in Singapore Cup debut Archived 29 July 2012 at Gabriel Tan, 19 May 2012
  6. ^ Go, Beatrice (8 January 2018). "PH football club Meralco Manila ceases operations". Rappler. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  7. ^ Tupas, Cedelf P. (2 September 2020). "PFL welcomes Maharlika club".
  8. ^ "Azkals stretch winning streak against Nepal in Doha". GMA Network. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  9. ^ Stallion wins UFL Cup in upset over Global Archived 19 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine Karl Decena, InterAKTV. 17 December 2012

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