THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
Full Name:
Philip Michael Handford
Date of Birth:
18 July 1964
Place of Birth:
Chatham, Kent
Phil Handford
(1984/85)
The hard-tackling, 5'6" midfielder was spotted by Gillingham as a 15 year old while representing Sittingbourne and he joined them as an Associate Schoolboy before signing as an Apprentice Professional in June 1980. He made his debut in January 1983 and played 37 times for the Gills, scoring twice.

Phil's transfer from Gillingham in 1984 was only the second time that Wimbledon were involved in a transfer tribunal. The figure decreed was £5,000 with a potential additional £2,500 in add-ons.

A short stay with the Dons was punctuated with a loan spell at Crewe and he spent the following summer at KPT in Finland before drifting into the local Kent non-League circuit. Later became assistant manager at Welling United before dropping out of football.

Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982-1984 Gillingham 32 (1)
1984-1986 Wimbledon 7 (0)
1985-1986 > Crewe Alexandra (loan) 9 (0)
1986 Koparit 16 (0)
1986-1987 Maidstone United 13 (1)
1987-1991 Welling United 141 (5)
1991-1992 Sittingbourne ? (?)
1992-1993 Erith & Belvedere ? (?)
1993-1997 Margate ? (?)
Total 218 (7)
=== Wikipedia entry ===

Philip Michael Handford (born 18 July 1964) is an English former professional footballer. He began his career with Gillingham, and his later clubs included Wimbledon, Crewe Alexandra and Maidstone United.

In the summer 1985, he played in Finland for Koparit.

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1984/85: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
- Total: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0