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Phil Chapple

Personal information
Full namePhillip Chapple
Date of birthNovember 26, 1966(age 49)
Place of birthNorwich, England
Height6 ft 2 in
Playing positionDefender

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Phil Chapple (born 26 November 1966) is an English former professional footballer.

A centre back who started his career with Norwich City, he failed to make the breakthrough and joined Cambridge United on a free transfer in March 1988. During his time at The Abbey Stadium, Chapple went onto feature in the club's most successful seasons, culminating in a rise from Division 4 to Division 2 in successive seasons. In total Chapple made 187 league appearances for the club, scoring an impressive 19 goals.

Charlton Athletic paid £100,000 for his services in 1993 and he went onto have a 5 year playing career at The Valley, scoring 15 goals in 141 games before joining Peterborough United in 1998. Chapple endured an injury ravaged time at London Road and only managed 17 games and one goal before retiring from playing.

Chapple stayed at Peterborough in a number of roles including Youth Team Coach, Scout and Head Coach before leaving in September 2003.

He had spells as academy coach at West Ham United and as a coach at Newmarket Town and in 2007 returned to Charlton Athletic as chief scout. When Charlton named Phil Parkinson as caretaker manager in November 2008, Phil briefly joined the first-team coaching set-up before returning to his Chief Scout role in July 2009.

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