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Fond Farewell - Steve Phillips

16 May 2014

Steve Phillips - 122 appearances and double Wembley winner

The Bath-born Steve Phillips made 122 appearances for Crewe Alexandra after initially joining the club on loan from Bristol Rovers in November 2009. The 36-year-old stopper soon became a firm favourite with the Alex faithful, helping win promotion from League Two in 2012 and success in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy a year later. He kept two clean-sheets at Wembley in Crewe’s 2-0 wins over Cheltenham Town and Southend United.



His performance in the first leg of the semi-final away at Coventry is regarded as one of the finest goalkeeping displays in the club’s history.


Phillips’s vast experience and knowledge of goalkeeping saw him become the Academy coach and he continued to work closely with first-team goalkeeper Ben Garratt and the now-departed Alan Martin.


Over the course of his 17-year professional career, Phillips has amassed 607 performances for the two Bristol clubs, Shrewsbury (on loan) and Crewe.



Away from the pitch, Phillips remains arguably one of the club’s finest ambassadors in the local community. His charity work for Leukaemia Research and Cauldwell Children has already seen him raise almost £30,000.



www.justgiving.com/steve-phillips3Although he has been released by the Football Club, Crewe Alexandra will continue to support Steve Phillips in his incredible fundraising for two very worthy causes. Steve will once again to embarking on his London-to-Paris cycle ride in June. If you would like to donate please visit his just giving page at


Everyone at the Football Club would like to thank Steve for his fantastic service both on and off the pitch and wish him every success with his future career.

 


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