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Philip James Alexander (born 4 September 1962) is an English former association footballer and American footballer. He is now the Chief Executive of Crystal Palace and currently remains the longest serving CEO in English league football.

Phil Alexander
Personal information
Full name Philip James Alexander[1]
Date of birth (1962-09-04) 4 September 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth Slough, England
Club information
Current team
Crystal Palace (Chief Executive)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 Wokingham Town ? (?)
1981–1983 Norwich City 1 (0)
1983–1985 Miramar Rangers ? (?)
1986 –1990 Wokingham Town ? (?)
1992 Bracknell Town ? (?)
National team
England U19 5
Teams managed
1992–1994 Bracknell Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Alexander's English football career began at Reading. Alexander then joined amateur Wokingham Town, before signing for Norwich City for £2,000 in 1981.[2]


  1. ^ "Phil Alexander". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ Flown From the Nest – Phil Alexander