Philip 'Phil' Leonardus Walker (born 29 August 1954) is an English retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Football career

Born in London, Walker joined Millwall in 1975 having played for non-league sides Epsom & Ewell and Cobham prior to that, quickly establishing himself in the centre of the team's midfield. [2] 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 team Eastern AA.

Already aged 30, Walker signed for Portugal's Boavista FC, [3] after spending half-a-season with Leixões S.C. in the same country. He quickly established himself in the starting XI, being first-choice in the vast majority of his seven-year spell.

After nearly five seasons with northern neighbours F.C. Maia third division – Walker retired at the age of 41, subsequently having a brief stint as coach with his last club in the early 2000s. [4]