Phil Younghusband


Name: Philip James Placer "Phil" Younghusband 
Birthdate: 4 August 1987 (23)
Nationality: English–Filipino
Place of Birth: Ashford, Middlesex, England
Height: 5’11”

He plays as a striker and turned professional in March 2005, having been at Chelsea since the age of nine. Younghusband was the youth team's top scorer in the 2003–04 season and made his first reserve start in November 2004. In the 2004–05 he was the youth team's top scorer.

In the 2005–06 season, Younghusband made 21 appearances for the Chelsea reserve team, including 18 starts, and scored five goals. He also made one appearance as a substitute for the Chelsea youth team.

On 30 August 2007, Younghusband signed a contract with Danish top-league club Esbjerg fB, going on loan with the Danes for the rest of the 2007–08 season but he returned to Chelsea during the January transfer window. During his time playing in the Chelsea reserves team, he scored 9 goals in 41 apps for two seasons.

In the summer of 2008, his contract with Chelsea ended and he moved to the Philippines.

He played for the Philippines Under-23 national squad in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. Younghusband scored two goals in the Philippines 4–2 loss to Malaysia.

He was part of the seniors Philippine national team. Younghusband participated in the ASEAN Football Championship and scored 6 goals in 4 appearances and ended up top scorer in the qualifiers.

Early in 2005, the Philippine Football Federation was alerted to Younghusband's eligibility by a mysterious gamer who allegedly found out about their lineage via playing Football Manager.He and his older brother, James, were eventually called up to the South-East Asian nation's football squad, amidst much fanfare. Younghusband participated in the 2005 South-East Asian Games, which was held in the Philippines, scoring two goals at the tournament.

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