Scott Parker is an English central midfielder who plays for Fulham having previously played for Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Charlton Athletic. Parker has won several individual awards in his career including 2011-12 PFA Premier League Team of the Year and 2011 England Player of the Year making his Parker player shirt very popular in the past decade.
Scott Matthew Parker is a defensive midfielder for Fulham where he wears the number twenty eight shirt. Parker has represented England at U-16, 18, 21 and full senior level. Parker was born on the 13th October 1980. A talented youngster, his skills were seen on British Television as a 13 year old when he juggled a ball for a McDonalds advertising campaign for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. At this time Parker was training with Charlton Athletic in their youth programme. When he made the senior side he was loaned to Norwich City before being recalled to replace injured captain Mark Kinsella. Parker impressed so much that he kept Kinsella out of the starting line-up on his return from injury. After 128 appearances and nine goals for Charlton, Parker was signed to Chelsea F.C. for £10 million in January 2004. His chances were limited at Chelsea, although he was named PFA Young Player of the Year at the conclusion of the 2003/04 season. Parker also had lengthy spells at Newcastle United and West Ham United before he joined current club Tottenham in 2011.
Representing England at every age group level, Parker made his senior international debut against Denmark in November 2003 when he came off the bench to replace Wayne Rooney. More recently he helped England qualify for Euro2012 and was named Man of the Match in their 1-0 win over reigning world champions Spain.
Aged 30 Parker won the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award for the 2010/2011 season, succeeding Wayne Rooney. It was also the first time a West Ham player had picked up the award since English legend Bobby Charlton won it at the end of the 1963/64 season.