|Full name||William Thomas Phillipson|
|Date of birth||31 October 1898|
|Place of birth||Ryton, Gateshead, County Durham, England|
|Date of death||19 November 1965(aged 67)|
|Place of death||Wolverhampton, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Phillipson served in the West Regiment in Russia before returning to his native North-East England to sign for Newcastle United in December 1919. A former England Schoolboy international, he had a strong goalscoring record at youth level but failed to make a strong impact for his new senior club.
He scored a hat-trick to open his goalscoring account in his fourth Wolves appearances, against Ashington. He finished the campaign with 14 goals as the club won the Third Division title at the first attempt.
The forward was Wolves' leading goalscorer for three successive seasons between 1924–27, becoming the first Wolves player to break the 30 goal barrier in a season. During the 1926–27 season he scored in 13 consecutive league games, a Football League record. This run of goals also saw him score 5 in a match against Bradford City, a club record never bettered.
During the close season in 1927, Fred Scotchbrook was replaced by Major Frank Buckley as manager, a move which saw Phillipson's goal form begin to decline. In March 1928, First Division side Sheffield United offered £2,600 for him, which was accepted by the Wolves board. He left Molineux after 159 games in total, scoring 111 times, a then-club record.
After retiring from the game, he concentrated on his business interests in Wolverhampton as well as entering local politics. He served as Mayor of Wolverhampton in 1944-1945.
He died aged 67, on 19 November 1965.