Roberts, Phil

Birth Date

24th February 1950





Biographical Text

Phil Roberts played for Exeter City between 1979 and 1982. He joined the club from Hereford United and later played for Taunton Town and several other Western League clubs. He was a member of the team that reached the 6th round of the FA Cup in 1981 and, earlier in his career, had won four full caps for Wales.

Phil started his career as an apprentice with Bristol Rovers, becoming a full professional in November 1968. Making 175 league appearances for Rovers (scoring six goals) he moved to Portsmouth in May 1973 where he added a further 153 league matches to his career total. After four years at Fratton Park, signed for Hereford United in July 1978, but his stay was brief and he only figured in three league matches.

Moving to Exeter City in February 1979 Phil's debut came in a 2-0 defeat at Gillingham. Thereafter he was to play a major part in the 1980-81 FA Cup run that took City to the quarter-finals whilst missing just two league matches that season. After leaving on a free transfer at the end of the 1981-82 season he signed for Taunton Town.

Phil then played for Yeovil Town in 1982/83 and Ottery St Mary in 1983/84 ahead of short spells at Weymouth and Chard Town. He later became a self-employed builder in Whimple before moving to Thailand where he set up a bicycle export business.



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