Neil Etheridge

Born on February 7, 1990 in Enfield, London, England, Filipino-British Neil Leonard Dula Etheridge is the primary goalkeeper (GK) of the Philippine Azkals and a professional football player as a goalkeeper (GK) for Fulham FC of the English Premier League.

Neil started attending Chelsea Academy as a forward with Phil and James Younghusband and eventually joined Fulham as a goalkeeper at age 15. He is furthermore a former England U-16 international, having featured in the Victory Shield when he was 16.  It was in 2007 that he was invited to play for the Philippine NT but declined. But in 2008, he was once again invited by past PFF President Mari Martinez and eventually acknowldedged the offer following a long conversation. Etheridge made his full international debut in the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers playing in all three matches. He subsequently was called up again to join in for the 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers, but similar to the previous bid in the AFC Challenge Cup, the team was not able to qualify.

In September 11, 2010, due to first-choice keeper David Stockdale’s injury and second-choice Mark Schwarzer being called to play, Etheridge almost became the first South-East Asian player to play in the English Premier League after he was named on the Fulham bench versus Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Player Info:
Player Name:      Neil Etheridge
Jersey No.:         1
Position:              Goalkeeper (1GK)
DoB:                     7 February 1990
F.C.:                      Fulham

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