Phillips, Lee

Birth Date

16th September 1980

Birthplace

Penzance, England

Biographical Text

He started his sporting career playing rugby union for the England under 15's and 21's. However, Phillips then switched his attention to football land became a youth trainee with Plymouth Argyle, turning professional in the 1996 close season.

He made his league debut as a 16-year-old, as a substitute against Gillingham in October 1996. He went on to make 50 league appearances, scoring one goal.

While at Plymouth, Phillips suffered a broken leg that many thought would end his playing career, but he recovered and moved on to join Weymouth in January 2001, initially on loan, but on a free transfer two months later.

In February 2002, Phillips joined Newport County on loan until the end of the season as Weymouth tried to cut their wage bill, scoring 4 goals in 6 matches.

Over two seasons, Phillips made 67 appearances for Weymouth, scoring 33 goals, and having a trial with Yeovil Town in November 2002.

Exeter City signed Phillips in February 2005, along with team mate Steve Tully. His first game for the Grecians was against York City.

He became leading score in Conference matches for the grecians in 2005-06.

Phillips joined Torquay United for a fee of £17,500 in June 2007 and netted 12 goals in 41 league outings.

He moved to Rushden & Diamonds in May 2008 for £17,500, but after just 20 appearances and two goals, he left to sign for Weymouth again in January 2009.

Two months later, after one goal in five appearances, Phillips was to move to Cambridge United, where he stayed until the end of the 2009-10 season, scoring three goals in 37 outings.

He then signed for Bath City in the summer of 2010, and on to Eastleigh on loan in March 2012.

On 25 June 2012 Phillips joined Chippenham Town,

He joined Exmouth Town for the 2016/17 season and after a brief spell played for Saltash,.
In January 2019 he announced his retirement from playing.

Appearances

72

Appearances as Substitute

21

Goals

26

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