Philip Leonardus Walker (born August 29, 1954 in London) is a former English footballer, who played as a central midfielder.
Walker joined Millwall in 1975 from non-league Epsom & Ewell, and established himself in the centre of the team’s midfield. One of the first notable black players in the club’s history, he garnered renown as a skilful player with excellent passing. He moved to Charlton Athletic in 1979, and remained there until 1983, when he briefly joined Hong Kong side Eastern AA.
Already aged 30, Walker joined Portugal’s Boavista FC, after spending half-a-season with Leixões SC, in the same country. He quickly established himself in the starting XI, being first-choice in the vast majority of his seven-season spell.
After four seasons with northern neighbours F.C. Maia, Walker retired aged 41, subsequently having a brief spell as coach with his last club.
On returning to England Phil has turned his focus to coaching the next generation. Developing children through his soccer school and personal training, Phil has witnessed a number of his students gaining places with academies such as Chelsea FC, Crystal Palace FC, Fulham FC and Reading FC. Just as satisfying is the number of students Phil has helped reached their goals at all levels of football.
This reputation has led to Phil working as a development coach for Fulham FC alongside his Soccer School.