Richards playing for Swansea City in 2013
|Full name||Ashley Darel Jazz Richards|
|Date of birth||12 April 1991|
|Place of birth||Swansea, Wales|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder/Right Back|
|2013||→ Crystal Palace (loan)||11||(0)|
|2013||→ Huddersfield Town (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
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. At the end of the 2009-10 season where Richards made 15 appearances, Richards signed a new two-year deal with Swansea.
On 28 March 2013, Richards signed a new contract with Swansea until June 2016.
Crystal Palace (loan)
Huddersfield Town (loan)
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.
Richards has represented Wales under-17 and Wales under-19. He was called up to the under-21 squad, to face Luxembourg under-21 in March 2009. 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.
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- "First Team". Swansea City A.F.C. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
- "Swansea 0 – 3 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
- "Fixtures/results: Middlesbrough 3 – 0 Swansea". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
- "Ashley Richards signs new Swansea deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
- "Jazz Richards rewarded with new Swansea City contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
- "Jazz Richards signs new three-year Swansea City contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- "Crystal Palace sign Swansea's Ashley Richards on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 January 2013.