Kevin Phillips

Born Jul 25, 1973

Kevin Mark Phillips is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Blackpool. Phillips was the Premier League top scorer in the 1999–2000 season with 30 goals for Sunderland, a tally which won him the European Golden Shoe. He remains the only Englishman to win the trophy. He also had spells at Watford, Southampton, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, and Birmingham City.… Read More

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1973 Birth Born on July 25, 1973.


1989 15 Years Old Phillips was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. He started his footballing career as a trainee with Southampton, where he spent six years, four as a schoolboy, before being taken on as an apprentice in 1989.
1990 16 Years Old As a youth, Phillips was considered to be too small to play up front and was played at right back, in which position he made two reserve team appearances in 1990.
1991 17 Years Old He failed to make the grade at Southampton and was released by manager Chris Nicholl, and returned to Hertfordshire where he signed for non-League semi-professional side Baldock Town in the summer of 1991. … Read More


1994 - 2000 7 More Events
2001 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2001, Phillips scored his 104th goal for Sunderland, breaking the club's post-war goalscoring record. … Read More
2002 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He played the last months of the campaign despite a groin problem which required surgery over the 2002 close season.
2003 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Phillips ended the 2003–04 season with 13 goals in total, from 37 appearances. In March 2004, manager Gordon Strachan had resigned to be replaced by Paul Sturrock who was dismissed shortly after the start of the 2004–05 season, to be replaced in turn by Steve Wigley who spent just three months in charge before the arrival of Harry Redknapp from local rivals Portsmouth in December. … Read More


2004 30 Years Old Despite the frequent changes in manager, Phillips continued to score regularly in his partnership with new signing Peter Crouch. He managed ten league goals in 2004–05, including two in a 3–3 draw with Fulham on 5 January. … Read More
2005 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On 29 June 2005, Phillips departed from Southampton after two years and 22 league goals to join Aston Villa in a £1 million deal.
2006 32 Years Old He began the 2006–07 season with Villa, but on 22 August, he signed for West Bromwich Albion of the Championship for a £700,000 fee. … Read More
2007 33 Years Old 1 More Event
He missed six weeks of the 2007–08 season because of a knee injury sustained in early November, but rediscovered his goalscoring form on his return to win the Championship player-of-the-month award for December. … Read More
2008 34 Years Old He made his debut on the opening day of the 2008–09 season against Sheffield United, coming on as a substitute to score a stoppage time winner in a 1–0 victory. … Read More
2010 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Against Wolverhampton Wanderers, he came off the bench to score twice in the last ten minutes and win the game, and on 27 March 2010, 1–0 down at home to Arsenal, a 92nd-minute clearance by Bacary Sagna deflected off Phillips' face via the goalkeeper into the net for his 250th career goal.
2011 37 Years Old On 10 July 2011, Phillips signed a one-year deal with Football League Championship club Blackpool. … Read More
2012 38 Years Old In a five-game spell in January and February 2012, he came off the bench to score late equalising goals in three league matches, two of which Blackpool went on to win, and, in his first start for three months, converted a 93rd-minute penalty against Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round of the FA Cup to force a replay. … Read More
On the last day of the January 2013 transfer window, Phillips signed on loan to Crystal Palace until the end of the 2012–13 season. … Read More


On 15 January 2014, Leicester City confirmed that they had signed Phillips on a short-term contract until the end of the season.
2015 41 Years Old On 17 September 2015, Phillips was appointed as assistant coach to Paul Clement at Derby County.
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