Jamie Richards (footballer)

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Jamie Richards
Personal information
Full name Jamie Alexander Richards[1]
Date of birth (1994-06-24) 24 June 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Southend-on-Sea, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Dartford
(on loan from Plymouth Argyle)
Number 3
Youth career
Southend United
2004–2011 Plymouth Argyle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Plymouth Argyle 2 (0)
2013 Weymouth (loan) 6 (0)
2014 Weymouth (loan) 12 (1)
2014–2015 Linfield (loan) 15 (0)
2015– Dartford (loan) 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:32, 28 April 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jamie Alexander Richards (born 24 June 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Dartford on loan from Plymouth Argyle. Born in Southend-on-Sea, he progressed through the club's youth system to make his Football League debut in 2013.

Career[edit]

Originally from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, Richards was a youth player at Southend United before moving to Newton Abbot in Devon.[2] He joined Plymouth Argyle at the age of nine.[3] Richards progressed through the club's centre of excellence and youth team to sign a three-year professional contract in July 2011.[4] He made his senior debut in a Football League Trophy win against Aldershot Town in October 2012,[2][5] and made his first appearance in the Football League against AFC Wimbledon in February 2013.[6][7] In March, Richards joined Weymouth on loan until the end of the season,[8][9] and made his debut against Redditch United.[10] Richards returned to Weymouth on loan until the end of the season in March 2014,[11] and scored against Bashley in his first game.[12]

In June 2014, Richards joined Northern Irish Premiership side Linfield on a seven-month loan deal, linking up with former Argyle forward Warren Feeney, who had just become manager of the Belfast-based club in May.[13] In July, he made his Linfield and European debut against B36 Tórshavn in the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first leg. Linfield won 2–1, with Richards playing the entire 90 minutes.[14] The Blues drew 1–1 in the second leg to go through to the next round 3–2 on aggregate. In the second round, Richards again played the full 90 minutes of the first leg, as Linfield celebrated their 100th competitive European match by defeating Swedish Allsvenskan side AIK 1–0.[15] However, Linfield ultimately lost the away leg 2–0 and were eliminated 2–1 on aggregate.

In December 2014, he was sent out on loan to Conference Premier side Dartford on a one-month loan deal.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 25 April 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Plymouth Argyle 2012–13[17] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 2 0
2013–14[18] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15[19] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Weymouth (loan) 2012–13[20] Southern League Premier Division 8 0 8 0
Weymouth (loan) 2013–14[20] Southern League Premier Division 12 1 12 1
Linfield (loan) 2014–15[21] NIFL Premiership 15 0 1 0 1 0 4[a] 0 21 0
Dartford (loan) 2014–15[19] Conference Premier 16 0 0 0 16 0
Career total 53 1 1 0 1 0 5 0 60 1
  1. ^ a b Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 67. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Plymouth Argyle defender Jamie Richards hopes he has proved a point". Plymouth Herald. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jamie Richards". Plymouth Argyle F.C. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Plymouth Argyle sign Luke Young and Jamie Richards". BBC Sport. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Cowdery, Rick (9 October 2012). "Report: Argyle 2 Aldershot 1". Plymouth Argyle F.C. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wimbledon 1–1 Plymouth". BBC Sport. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Plymouth Argyle's 18-year-old left-back Jamie Richards delighted by Football League debut". Plymouth Herald. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Errington, Chris (28 March 2013). "Plymouth Argyle defender Jamie Richards signs on loan for Weymouth". Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Williams, David (29 March 2013). "Terras capture double loan signing". Dorset Echo. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Summers, Adam (30 March 2013). "Woeful Weymouth fall to struggling Reds". Dorset Echo. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Errington, Chris (14 March 2014). "Argyle pair Jamie Richards and Isaac Vassell make loan moves to Weymouth". Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Butcher, Dill (17 March 2014). "Matthews delighted with Plymouth duo's debuts". Dorset Echo. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Green to Blues". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Jamie in Europe". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Argyle defender Jamie Richards enjoys more Europa League success with Linfield". Plymouth Herald. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Jamie Richards: Dartford sign Plymouth Argyle defender on loan". BBC Sport. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Jamie Richards in 2014/2015 for Linfield" (PDF). Linfield F.C. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Jamie Richards in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Jamie Richards in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  20. ^ a b "Jamie Richards - Aylesbury United". Aylesbury United F.C. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Jamie Richards - Linfield" (PDF). Linfield F.C. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 

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