- Steve Phillips (footballer)
Infobox Football biography
playername = Steve Phillips
fullname = Steven John Phillips
height = height|ft=6|in=1
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1978|5|6
cityofbirth = Bath
currentclub = Bristol Rovers
clubnumber = 1
position = Goalkeeper
youthyears = 1996–1997
youthclubs = Paulton Rovers
years = 1997–2006
clubs = Bristol City
→ Worcester City (loan)
caps(goals) = 257 (0)
pcupdate = 16:59, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
The Westcountry goalkeeper began his career in Non-League with Paulton Rovers and then earned a big move to
Bristol Citywhere he went on to play 250 league appearances for the Ashton Gateoutfit.
However, after an alleged falling out with City boss Gary Johnson he was replaced from the first team by
Adriano Bassoearly into the 2005/06 season. Despite being in his testimonial season Phillips never figured regularly again for City.
In the summer of 2006 Phillips moved across the city to bitter rivals
Bristol Rovers F.C.. This was after Phillips made a "come and get me" plea to Swindon Townmanager Dennis Wisethrough ex-City team mate Lee Peacock. Wise chose to pursue Petr Brezovaninstead.
Phillips took over the number one jersey at Bristol Rovers, taking over from
Scott Shearerand very much helped Rovers secure a play-off spot in the 2006/07 season with Phillips earning much praise, and winning Player of the Year. Phillips won League Two's player of the month for November after not conceding any league goals during that month. He also won The Football Leagues Golden Glove competition after keeping the most clean sheets in the football league for the 2006/07 season. He was also awarded the Bristol Rovers Player 2006/07 Player of the Year.
* [http://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10328~8953,00.html Steve Phillips player profile] at bristolrovers.co.uk
* [http://www.bristolrovers.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/NewsDetail/0,,10328~1021933,00.html Bristol Rovers Supporters Club Player of the Year]
NAME= Phillips, Stephen
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Phillips, Steve
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Football (soccer) goalkeeper
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PLACE OF BIRTH=
Bath, Somerset, England
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