David Phillips


Apps: 23 (2)

Goals: 3

Last Updated: 02 March 2022

Debut: vs. Rushden & Diamonds (A, 1-2), 24/10/2000

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David Phillips

Date of Birth: 29-07-1963

Place of Birth: Wegberg (GER)

David Phillips was in the twilight of his playing career at 37 when he signed for us in 2000, but brought a calming influence to the Boro’ side. He was intelligent on the ball and what he’d lost in pace, he made up for with his head. A highlight of his spell at Broadhall Way was his thunderous strike away at Aldershot in the FA Trophy.


David Phillips: Before Boro’

The Welsh midfielder started his career at Plymouth Argyle, breaking through into the first team and making 73 appearances before signing for Manchester City. He spent two years at Maine Road before he was on the move again – this time to Coventry City.

He played at Highfield Road for three years, which were some of the most successful in the club’s history; Phillips part of the famous FA Cup winning side of 1987. His success at Coventry didn’t go unnoticed either, with Norwich City paying a club record fee to take him to Carrow Road in 1989.

After another good spell with the Canaries, then a club on the up, the Welshman helped them finish third in the first season of the Premier League before leaving a year later to sign for Nottingham Forest. By the time he left Forest, Phillips was now approaching the end of his career. Short spells at Huddersfield and Lincoln followed, before he signed for us. And it was with us that he’d end his playing career, moving into coaching at Coventry.

Author: Matthew Kett


Tuesday 24 October 2000

Saturday 25 November 2000

Saturday 02 December 2000

Saturday 16 December 2000

Friday 22 December 2000

Tuesday 26 December 2000

Monday 01 January 2001

Saturday 06 January 2001

Saturday 13 January 2001

Saturday 27 January 2001

Saturday 03 February 2001

Saturday 10 February 2001

Saturday 17 February 2001

Saturday 24 February 2001

Monday 26 February 2001

Saturday 03 March 2001

Monday 12 March 2001

Tuesday 20 March 2001

Monday 26 March 2001

Saturday 31 March 2001

Wednesday 18 April 2001

Monday 23 April 2001

Saturday 28 April 2001

Monday 30 April 2001

Saturday 05 May 2001

Previous Clubs:

Lincoln City
Huddersfield Town
Nottingham Forest
Norwich City
Coventry City
Manchester City
Plymouth Argyle

Later Clubs:

Coventry City (C) (-)