Stewart Phillips

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For those of a similar name, see Stu Phillips (disambiguation).

Stewart Phillips (born 30 December 1961 in Halifax) is a former English footballer who spent most of his career at Hereford United. He has scored more goals for Hereford in the Football League than any other player in the club's history.

Phillips was a YTS trainee at Hereford and made his debut for the first team aged 16 years and 112 days, making him the youngest player ever to appear for Hereford. He was required to take a day off school so that he could play. He enjoyed a long and successful career at Edgar Street, scoring 124 goals in 401 competitive appearances. He was the club's top goalscorer four seasons in succession, between 1981–82 and 1984-85.

In 1988 Phillips made the step up to Second Division football with West Brom but only made 15 first team appearances, scoring 4 goals. He then joined Swansea City before returning to Hereford. In the latter stages of his career he played for Wrexham, Aldershot (in the season they went out of business), Kettering Town and Sudbury Town. He now owns a fitness centre in Hereford.

In 1979, 9 years before joining West Bromwich Albion,he played in a benefit match for Len Cantello, that saw a team of white players play against a team of black players at The Hawthorns.[1]


  1. ^ Adrian Chiles (17 November 2016). "The match that pitted white players against black players". BBC. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 

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