Eliot Richards

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Eliot Richards
Personal information
Full name Eliot Allen Richards[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-10) 10 September 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth New Tredegar, Wales
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tranmere Rovers
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Bristol Rovers 112 (16)
2014 Exeter City (loan) 17 (5)
2014– Tranmere Rovers 2 (1)
National team
2010– Wales U19 1 (0)
2012– Wales U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:05, 18 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:54, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Eliot Allen Richards (born 10 September 1991) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a forward for Tranmere Rovers in League Two.

Playing career[edit]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

A product the of Rovers youth system, Richards joined the professional ranks at the club in the summer of 2009.[2]

He was the first of the group to break into the first team when he made his debut on 20 February 2010, when he came on as a 73rd-minute substitute for Andy Williams in a Football League One match against Gillingham.[3]

He scored his first goal of the 2011–12 season against Leyton Orient at Portman Road on 13 August 2011, which Rovers lost 3–2. On 4 December 2011, he scored 2 goals in Rovers 6–1 FA Cup rout against Totton. On 14 April, Richards scored his first hat-trick against Burton Albion in a match Bristol Rovers won 7–1.

On 29 September 2012, Elliot Richards scored his first goal of the season in a away match at local rivals Exeter City, the goal proved to be the match winner for Bristol Rovers in a 2–1 Victory.[4]

He received his first red card for Bristol Rovers in a 2–1 defeat away against at Rochdale.[5]

On 6 May 2014, after Bristol Rovers were relegated to the Football Conference, he, along with 12 other players at Bristol Rovers were released from the club.

Exeter City (loan)[edit]

On 7 February 2014, Richards joined Exeter City on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[6]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

On 28 May 2014, Richards became new Tranmere Rovers manager Rob Edwards first signing, with the 22 year-old signing a 2-year deal with the club. Richards scored his first Tranmere goal and the 23rd of August against Cheltenham.

International[edit]

Richards was called up to the Wales national under-19 football team in April 2010, for their squad to face Northern Ireland on 5 May.[7]

Richards was called up to the Wales Under 21 squad for the first time in August 2012 for their match against Armenia.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 26 Apr 2014
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol Rovers 2009–10[8] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2010–11[9] 13 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 17 1
2011–12[10] League Two 32 7 3 2 1 1 1 0 37 10
2012–13[11] 40 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 42 6
2013–14[12] 22 2 5 2 1 1 0 0 28 5
Total 112 16 10 4 2 2 5 0 129 22
Exeter City 2013–14[12] League Two 17 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 5
Total 17 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 5
Career total 129 21 10 4 2 2 5 0 146 27
  1. ^ Includes Football League Trophy matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1837 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Squad numbers announced". Bristol Rovers Football Club. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gillingham v Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Exeter 1–2 Bristol Rovers" BBC Sport. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Rochdale 2–1 Bristol Rovers" BBC Sport. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Gow and Richards in loan swap". Exeter City FC. 7 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "News – Wales Under 19 Squad v N.Ireland". The Football Association of Wales. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Elliot Richard in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Elliot Richard in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Elliot Richard in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Elliot Richard in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Elliot Richard in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 

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