John Phillips, English footballer, Died at 65


Thomas John Seymour Phillips was born on July 7, 1951, and died in 2017.

He was a retired footballer.

Phillips played as a goalkeeper for various English clubs and the Welsh national team.

He started out with his home town club, Shrewsbury Town, for whom he made 51 appearances, before transferring to Aston Villa at the age of 18.

With only a handful of matches for Villa, Phillips joined Chelsea in August 1970 for £25,000.

Phillips was to spend the majority of his career with the west London club as the long-term understudy to Peter Bonetti and only once, in 1974-75, was he to make over 30 appearances in a season for the club.

Phillips made a total of 149 appearances for Chelsea.

Phillips left Chelsea in 1980 and had brief spells with Crewe Alexandra, Brighton & Hove Albion, Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace and Sea Bee in Hong Kong.

John Toshack signed Philipps for Swansea City in the early Eighties, but never made the first team.

Phillips also won 4 caps for the Wales national team.

John Phillips passed away at 65 years old.