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Derek Phillips (footballer, born 1975)

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Playing position  Defender
Years  Team
Name  Derek Phillips
Height  1.80 m
1994-1995  UMBC Retrievers
1999  Maryland Mania
Role  Footballer
Position  Defender
Date of birth  (1975-04-09) April 9, 1975 (age 40)
Place of birth  Columbia, Maryland, United States

Derek Phillips (born 9 April 1975) is an American-born Trinidad and Tobago footballer who plays as a left-sided defender.



Phillips grew up in Richmond, Virginia where he played for FC Richmond youth club. In 1993, he graduated from Atholton High School. He had played for Atholton his freshman season, then transferred to a school in Richmond for his sophomore and junior seasons. He returned to Atholton for his senior year. He attended University of Maryland, Baltimore County, playing on the men's soccer team in 1994 and 1995.


Phillips played in Germany where he played for Eintracht Oberissingheim of the Oberliga. In May 1999, Phillips began the season with the Maryland Mania of the USL A-League. However, he also played on loan to the Cocoa Expos for several 1999 U.S. Open Cup games. In 2001, he joined Derry City FC. In July 2002, he went to SV Wehen Wiesbaden on a free transfer. In January 2002, he moved to TuRU Düsseldorf. In 2003, he played one game for the Virginia Beach Mariners of the USL A-League. He played for the Chesapeake Dragons from 2003 until 2005. He signed for Rovers in February 2005 and made 11 appearances.


Phillips has represented Trinidad and Tobago on six occasions, making his senior international debut away to South Korea in on 14 July 2004. He is the son of former international goalkeeper, Lincoln Phillips.


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