Friday, September 12, 2008

Phil Younghusband Photo Gallery

Phil Younghusband Photo Gallery. Philip Younghusband (born 4 August 1987) is an English-Filipino professional football player currently attached to Chelsea F.C. He plays as a striker and turned professional in March 2005, having been at Chelsea F.C. since the age of nine.

Younghusband was born in Ashford, Middlesex, England, the son of Philip Younghusband, a chartered accountant and Susan Placer-Younghusband, a Filipina.

He 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.

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 is now part of the seniors Philippine national team.

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.

Younghusband participated in the ASEAN Football Championship and scored 6 goals in 4 appearances and ended up top scorer in the qualifiers.

In early 2007, he and his brother inked a management and representation deal with regional celebrity agent, PR Asia Worldwide.

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. He however returned to Chelsea during the January transfer window.

Although he has yet to debut in the Chelsea F.C. First team, he has enjoyed playing time in the Reserves team, scoring 9 goals in 41 apps in the past two seasons, and appearing in 6 (5 starts) in the current season.

Source of info. Wiki.

Phil Younghusband - Chelsea FC Striker video

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