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Kevin Phillips

Sunderland AFC

8 appearances, 0 goals

P 8 W 2 D 5 L 1 F 9: A 8
(actual pitch goals F 7: A 5)
56% successful

1999-2002

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
347

Timeline

  Kevin Mark Phillips
Birth 25 July 1973 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Marriage to Julie
Children Kevin and Julie Phillips have four children together
  registered as Kevin in Hitchin July-September 1973

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000] &

Playing Career


Club(s)
After being rejected at Southampton FC after becoming an apprentice at right-back, he began his football career with Baldock Town FC in 1991. Manager Ian Allinson moved him up front and soon his goalscoring was noticed by Watford FC, who signed Phillips for an eventual £30,000 on 19 December 1994. Despite a year out with a foot injury, a £325,000+ deal took him to Sunderland AFC on 17 July 1997. Following his success he courted interest from Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC. However, Phillips joined Southampton FC on 14 August 2003 for £3¼ million. He joined Aston Villa FC for £1 million on 29 June 2005, before he signed with West Bromwich Albion FC for £700,000 on 22 August 2006. Signed for Birmingham City FC on 5 August 2008, and was released after three seasons. So on 10 July 2011, Phillips signed for Blackpool FC, before he followed his manager to Crystal Palace FC on loan on 31 January 2013. After securing promotion to the Premier League, five days short of his fortieth birthday, Phillips signed a year long contract with Palace, but he left on 3 January 2014 to join Leicester City FC twelve days later. He announced his intention to retire at the end of the season on 28 April 2014.

League honours
454+126 appearances, 246 goals
Watford FC 1995-97 50 appearances 24 goals
debut (division one): Watford FC 0 Sunderland AFC 1.
Sunderland AFC 1997-2003 207+one appearances 113 goals
debut (division one): 15 August 1997 Sunderland AFC 3 Manchester City FC 1.
Southampton FC 2003-05 49+fifteen appearances, 22 goals
debut: (sub) 16 August 2003 Leicester City FC 2 Southampton FC 2.
Aston Villa FC 2005-06 twenty+three appearances, four goals
debut: 13 August 2005 Aston Villa FC 2 Bolton Wanderers FC 2.
West Bromwich Albion FC 2006-08 sixty+eleven appearances, 38 goals
debut (chmp'ship): (sub) 28 August 2007 Sunderland AFC 2 West Bromwich Albion FC 0.
Birmingham City FC 2008-11 31+38 appearances, nineteen goals
debut (championship): (sub) 9 August 2008 Birmingham City FC 1 Sheffield United FC 0.
Blackpool FC 2011-13 29+27 appearances, eighteen goals
debut (championship): 5 August 2011 Hull City AFC 0 Blackpool FC 1.
Crystal Palace FC 2013 loan two+twelve appearances,
2013 permanent none+four appearances
debut (championship): (sub) 2 February 2013 Crystal Palace FC 2 Charlton Athletic FC 1.
Leicester City FC 2014 two+ten appearances, two goals
debut (championship): (sub) 18 January 2014 Leeds United AFC 0 Leicester City FC 1.
last:

Club honours
Football League Division One third place-play-off runners-up 1997-98 (43ᵍ 29ᵃ); Champions 1998-99 (26ᵍ 23ᵃ), 2007-08 (35ᵍ 22ᵃ), 2013-14 (12ᵍ 2ᵃ); fourth place-play-off runners-up 2006-07 (36ᵍ 16ᵃ); runners-up 2008-09 (36ᵍ 14ᵃ), fifth place-play-off runners-up 2011-12; fifth place-play-off winners 2012-13 (14ᵍ 6ᵃ);
Football League Cup winners
2010-11 (2ᵍ 1ᵃ);
Premier League best seventh place 1999-2000 (36ᵍ 30ᵃ), 2000-01 (34ᵍ 14ᵃ);
FA Cup best semi-finalist 2007-08 (3ᵍ 2ᵃ)

Individual honours
Premier League... Player of the Month October 1999; Premier League Team of the Year 1999-2000;
West Bromwich Albion FC... Player of the Year 2007-08; Supporters' Player of the Year 2007-08;
Football League Championship Player of the Year
2007-08; PFA Championship Team of the Year 2007-08;
Sir Tom Finney Award
2014-15;
Goalscoring Records Premier League Golden Boot 1999-2000; European Golden Boot 1999-2000;
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 0lbs [2000].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career


Club(s)
Following his retirement from playing at the end of Leicester City FC's triumphant 2013-14 Championship season, Phillips remained another season as an assistant first team coach. Then, on 17 September 2015, he was appointed as an assistant at Derby County FC. On 26 June 2018, appointed as first team coach at Stoke City FC, but was part of the staff that was sacked on 8 January 2019. Phillips returned to management on 16 January 2022 when South Shields FC appoint him as their new manager. He left on 22 April 2023, despite winning the League and gaining promotion. Appointed Head Coach at National League side Hartlepool United FC on 20 January 2024, and after steering them to safety, left on 24 April.
Honours Northern Premier League Premier Division runners-up-play-off runners-up 2021-22; winners 2022-23

England Career

Player number One of two who became 1090th players (1091) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 757, 28 April 1999, Hungary 1 England 1, a friendly match at Népstadion, Budapest, substituted (72), aged 25 years 277 days.
Last match No. 786, 13 February 2002, Netherlands 1 England 1, a friendly match at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, substitute (ht), aged 28 years 203 days.
Major tournaments European Championship Finals 2000.
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (one substitute appearance April 1998)
Distinctions The eleventh Hertfordshirian to represent England


The Numbers
squads Apps comp. apps starts substitute unused minutes
22 8 0 4 ▲4
▼4
4 347 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
8 2 5 1 9 8 +1 2 1 1.125 1 56.3 +1
All of his matches were friendly matches

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home 5 1 4 0 6 5 +1 1 1 1.20 1.00 60.0 +1
Away 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Shirt Record

Colour P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
White 5 1 3 1 6 6 =0 1 0 1.20 1.20 50.0 =0
Red 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 1 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1

Match History

Age 24 B  
one appearance - Russia▲ April 1998;

Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - eight full appearances (347 min) head coach: Kevin Keegan - five full appearances (251 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

Age 25
1 757 28 April 1999 - Hungary 1 England 1
Népstadion, Budapest
Fr AD (1-1) 82 10

One of two who became the 1090th (1091) players to appear for England. 
the 22nd player from Sunderland AFC to represent England ~ first for 15 years

758 5 June 1999 - England 0 Sweden 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley
ECP
HD withdrew injured
759 9 June 1999 - Bulgaria 1 England 1, Stadion Balgarska Armia, Sofiya AD

Age 26
760 4 September 1999 - England 6 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley
ECP
HW squad member
761 8 September 1999 - Poland 0 England 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley AD
2 762 10 October 1999 - England 2 Belgium 1
Stadium of Light, Sunderland (home ground)
Fr HW (2-1) 82 10
763 13 November 1999 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow
ECP
AW unused sub 17
764 17 November 1999 - England 0 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL squad member
3 765 23 February 2000 - England 0 Argentina 0
Wembley Stadium, Wembley
Fr HD (0-0) 77 17
4 766 27 May 2000 - England 1 Brazil 1
Wembley Stadium, Wembley

Fr
HD (1-1) 84 18
767 31 May 2000 - England 2 Ukraine 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW unused sub 18
5 768 3 June 2000 - Malta 1 England 2
Stadium Nazzjonali, Ta' Qali
AW (1-1) 68 10
 
ECF
reserve forward 20x
769 12 June 2000 - Portugal 3 England 2, Philips Stadion, Eindhoven NL
unused sub
770 17 June 2000 - England 1 Germany 0, Stade Communal, Charleroi NW
771 20 June 2000 - England 2 Romania 3, Stade Communal, Charleroi NL

Age 27
772 2 September 2000 - France 1 England 1, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AD injured squad member
773 7 October 2000 - England 0 Germany 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HL unused sub 18

  caretaker head coach: Howard Wilkinson - no full appearancesx

774 11 October 2000 - Finland 0 England 0, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AD squad member

  caretaker head coach: Peter Taylor - one full appearance (17 min)x

6 775 15 November 2000 - Italy 1 England 0
Stadio delle Alpi, Torino
Fr AL (1-0) 73 14

  head coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - two full appearances (103 min)x

776 28 February 2001 - England 3 Spain 0, Villa Park, Birmingham Fr HW unused sub 16
 

Age 28
7 785 10 November 2001 - England 1 Sweden 1
Old Trafford, Manchester
Fr HD (1-1) 58 9
CF
8 786 13 February 2002 - Netherlands 1 England 1
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Fr AD (1-0) ht 20
 

  

 
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