Jazz Richards

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Jazz Richards
Jazz Richards.jpg
Richards playing for Swansea City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Ashley Darel Jazz Richards[1]
Date of birth (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder/Right Back
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 29
Youth career
2005-2007 Cardiff City
2007–2009 Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Swansea City 34 (0)
2013 Crystal Palace (loan) 11 (0)
2013 Huddersfield Town (loan) 9 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Wales U17 10 (0)
2008–2009 Wales U19 11 (0)
2009–2012 Wales U21 15 (0)
2012– Wales 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:00, 14 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:17, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Ashley Darel Jazz Richards (born 12 April 1991), known as Jazz Richards, is a Welsh footballer who plays as a midfielder or right back for Swansea City.

Club career[edit]

Swansea City[edit]

Richards made his professional debut for Swansea City in a Championship match against Middlesbrough in the 3–0 loss on 15 August 2009, replacing Shaun MacDonald as a substitute in the 63rd minute.[3][4] At the end of the 2009-10 season where Richards made 15 appearances, Richards signed a new two-year deal with Swansea.[5]

On 15 October 2011, Richards made his Premier League debut. Twelve days later, Richards was rewarded with a new 18-month contract.[6]

On 28 March 2013, Richards signed a new contract with Swansea until June 2016.[7]

Crystal Palace (loan)[edit]

On 25 January 2013, he joined Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season, and helped them achieve promotion to the Premier League.[8]

Huddersfield Town (loan)[edit]

On 10 September 2013, Richards joined Football League Championship side Huddersfield Town on a 93-day emergency loan. After not being able to get international clearance from FIFA in time to play against Doncaster Rovers on 14 September, Richards made his Town début as a substitute in the 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic on 17 September. He the made his full début in the 0-0 draw against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on 21 September. His loan spell ended on 17 December, after making 9 appearances for the Terriers.

International career[edit]

Richards has represented Wales under-17 and Wales under-19.[2] He was called up to the under-21 squad, to face Luxembourg under-21 in March 2009.[2] On 27 May 2012, he gained his first full international cap for Wales as a substitute in the 79th minute of the friendly match versus Mexico.


  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists". premierleague.com (Premier League). 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d "First Team". Swansea City A.F.C. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Swansea 0 – 3 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Fixtures/results: Middlesbrough 3 – 0 Swansea". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  5. ^ "Ashley Richards signs new Swansea deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Jazz Richards rewarded with new Swansea City contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Jazz Richards signs new three-year Swansea City contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Crystal Palace sign Swansea's Ashley Richards on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 

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