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Demar Constantine Phillips (born 23 September 1983) is a Jamaican footballer who plays as a left wingback for Austin Bold FC in the USL Championship.

Demar Phillips
Personal information
Full name Demar Constantine Phillips[1]
Date of birth (1983-09-23) 23 September 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Left wingback
Club information
Current team
Austin Bold
Number 12
Youth career
York United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Waterhouse 52 (15)
2007–2009 Stoke City 2 (0)
2009–2014 Aalesund 120 (12)
2015–2018 Real Salt Lake 65 (0)
2017Real Monarchs (loan) 3 (0)
2019– Austin Bold 0 (0)
National team
2006–2016 Jamaica 72 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 June 2017

Early lifeEdit

Demar Phillips was born on 23 September 1983 in a small town in the district of St Thomas outside Kingston. He describes growing up in among deep poverty, saying he "knew what it was like to starve".[2]

Club careerEdit

WaterhouseEdit

After starting his youth career at York United in the St Thomas Parish leagues and Eastern Confederation Super League, Phillips made the move to Waterhouse Football Club, starting with their u21 team before becoming a senior team regular.

Stoke CityEdit

With reference from Jamaican teammate Ricardo Fuller to boss Tony Pulis, Phillips signed a three-year contract for Stoke City, on 31 August 2007 from Jamaican club Waterhouse, for an undisclosed fee.[3] After appearing on the substitutes bench against Leicester City, Sheffield Wednesday, Crystal Palace and Scunthorpe United, Phillips finally made his first team debut on 10 November 2007 in the game against Sheffield United, in which he came on as a 78th-minute substitute.

Phillips made only two appearances for Stoke, however, and in the summer of 2008 joined Oldham Athletic on trial with a view to a season-long loan.[4] Problems with obtaining a work permit saw this fall through and he returned to Stoke. He again struggled to force his way into the Premier side's first team squad and at the end of the transfer window in January 2009 he joined Norwegian side Aalesunds FK on a free transfer.[5]

Aalesunds FKEdit

Phillips made his Aalesund-debut on 15 March 2009, playing at left back against Tromsø IL. He played in the Norwegian Football Cup final as a substitute, which Aalesund won on penalties, one of which he scored. Phillips was named man of the match after scoring both goals in a 2–0 win against Hønefoss on 21 March 2010. On 20 August 2011, Phillips signed a new contract with Aalesunds FK until 2014.[6]

Real Salt LakeEdit

Phillips signed with Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer in January 2015.[7] He was released following the 2015 season.[8] In January 2016, RSL re-signed Phillips for the 2016 season.[9] At the conclusion of the 2018 season, RSL declined the 2019 contract option on Phillips.

Austin Bold FCEdit

Phillips was signed by USL Championship club Austin Bold FC early in their inaugural season, on April 18, 2019.[10]

International careerEdit

Phillips has appeared for the Jamaica national football team a total of 62 times scoring twelve goals. On 6 June 2011, Phillips scored the third goal in a 4–0 win. On 10 June 2011, Phillips scored a brace in a 2–0 win over Guatemala, being named man of the match.

As of 10 June 2011[11]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competitions
1. 27 September 2006 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica   Saint Lucia
3 – 0
4 – 0
2007 Caribbean Cup qualification
2. 8 October 2006 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica   Canada
2 – 1
2 – 1
Friendly
3. 4 June 2008 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1 – 0
5 – 1
Friendly
4. 15 June 2008 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica   Bahamas
2 – 0
7 – 0
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 5 December 2008 Jarrett Park, Montego Bay, Jamaica   Grenada
4 – 0
4 – 0
2008 Caribbean Championship
6. 6 June 2011 The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States   Grenada
3 – 0
4 – 0
2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
7. 10 June 2011 FIU Stadium, Miami, United States   Guatemala
1 – 0
2 – 0
2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
8.
2 – 0
9. 2 September 2011 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador   Ecuador
2 – 5
2 – 5
Friendly
10. 8 June 2012 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica   Guatemala
1 – 0
2 – 1
2014 World Cup qualification
11. 17 October 2012 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica   Antigua and Barbuda
1 – 0
4 – 1
2014 World Cup qualification

Personal lifeEdit

Phillips has one daughter named Jadyn, who currently lives in Jamaica with her mother, who is a university employee. Phillips and Jadyn's mother are separated.[2] Phillips is a devout Christian, himself stating that he devotes a considerable amount of time to prayer. He explained: "I pray to God a lot. In the morning and at night before I go to bed. When I step onto the pitch before a game, I stop before the sidelines, taking to the ground with my hands, before I do the sign of the cross and look up at the sky. Then I know that God will protect me during the game".[2]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 12 April 2019[12][13]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2007–08 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09 Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Aalesund 2009 Tippeligaen 21 0 5 0 26 0
2010 Tippeligaen 17 3 1 0 2 0 20 3
2011 Tippeligaen 22 7 3 1 5 0 30 8
2012 Tippeligaen 20 0 3 2 23 2
2013 Tippeligaen 15 1 0 0 15 1
2014 Tippeligaen 25 1 2 1 27 2
Total 120 12 14 4 7 0 141 16
Real Salt Lake 2015 Major League Soccer 18 0 3 0 3 0 24 0
2016 Major League Soccer 30 0 1 0 31 0
2017 Major League Soccer 13 0 0 0 13 0
2018 Major League Soccer 5 0 0 0 5 0
Total 66 0 4 0 2 0 3 0 73 0
Real Monarchs 2017 USL Championship 2 0 2 0
2018 USL Championship 1 0 1 0
Total 3 0 3 0
Career Total 191 12 18 4 2 0 10 0 221 16

InternationalEdit

Source:[14]

National team Year Apps Goals
Jamaica 2006 6 2
2007 9 0
2008 17 3
2009 7 0
2010 3 0
2011 9 5
2012 8 2
2013 5 0
2014 3 0
2015 3 0
2016 2 0
Total 72 12

HonoursEdit

Jamaica
Waterhouse
Aalesunds FK

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 332. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  2. ^ a b c Skuseth, Helge. "Phillips: - Jeg elsker denne klubben, og vil bli". 100% Fotball. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Stoke capture Jamaica midfielder". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Stoke winger on trial at Oldham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Phillips leaves Stoke for Norway". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Ny kontrakt for AaFK-profil". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). 20 August 2011. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  7. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2015/01/23/real-salt-lake-bolster-defense-signing-jamaican-international-demar-phillips
  8. ^ http://www.rsl.com/post/2015/11/30/real-salt-lake-exercises-options-seven-players-re-signs-jamison-olave
  9. ^ http://www.rsl.com/post/2016/01/07/real-salt-lake-re-signs-kavita-and-phillips
  10. ^ "Austin Bold FC Sign Jamaican International Demar Philips and Other Roster Changes". AustinBoldFC.com. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  11. ^ RSSF – Jamaica International Matches Details 1998–2010
  12. ^ "Demar Phillips". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  13. ^ "D. PHILLIPS". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  14. ^ Demar Phillips at National-Football-Teams.com

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