Phil Chard

Born 16 October 1960 in Corby.

Phil like many players in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s progressed through the ranks at the Posh and made his debut for the first team in Posh’s 2-1 win against Swindon Town on 24th April 1979 when he came on as substitute replacing Micky Gynn.

A midfielder until John Wile converted him to a right-back in the 1983/84 season, Phil also became the side’s penalty taker this season scoring 5 times from the spot.

In total Phil made 153 league appearances (+19 as sub), scoring 18 goals, 9 FA cup appearances, scoring 1 goal and 15 League Cup appearances (+2 as sub) scoring 2 goals for the Posh before being sold to arch rivals Northampton Town on the eve of the 1985/86 season by Posh manager John Wile.

Did you know: After leaving Posh for Northampton Town, Phil’s first game for the Cobblers was against the Posh in the 1st Round of the Football League Cup at London Road.