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|Full name||Marcus Glenroy Richardson|
|Date of birth||31 August 1977|
|Place of birth||Reading, England|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Current club||Highmoor Ibis|
|2003||→ Lincoln City (loan)||12||(4)|
|2003||→ Lincoln City (loan)||5||(0)|
|2009–2010||Windsor & Eton|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:58 8 January 2014 (UTC). † Appearances (Goals).|
Marcus Glenroy Richardson (born 31 August 1977 in Reading, England) is an English footballer who is currently with Highmoor Ibis. He is a forward who usually plays in the target man role, and is much-travelled, having continually changed clubs in recent years.
Richardson began his career in non-league football. Following a move from Burnham, he made his debut for Slough Town in December 1999. A successful season with Slough alerted league scouts and he spent a week on trial with Cambridge United in July 2000. He moved to Harrow Borough for the start of the 2000–01 season and continued to attract attention from league clubs with appearances for Reading reserves in August 2000 and Wycombe Wanderers reserves in November 2000. He finally broke into the professional ranks by signing for Cambridge United on 16 March 2001, the same day that Dave Kitson also signed for Cambridge. The following day, he scored on his debut, netting a last-minute winner in a 3–2 win away to Stoke City. He moved to Torquay United on loan in September 2001, making the move permanent the following month at a cost of £5,000 for Torquay.
His spell at Torquay began with his as regular, although he was later mainly used as a substitute, competing with the likes of David Graham, Eifion Williams and Tony Bedeau for a place up front. He moved to Hartlepool United in October 2002 and would be joined at Hartlepool by Eifion Williams who had joined seven months earlier. He struggled to settle at Hartlepool, although did score against Torquay in a match almost postponed due to snow, Richardson landing in a pile of cleared snow in front of the Torquay fans during one attempt on goal. He agained cult status amogst the Hartlepool fans and was known as Tripod due to his large member.
He had two spells on loan with Lincoln City in the 2003–04 season, before signing for Lincoln on a free transfer in January 2004. He was involved in "training ground incident" with Ciarán Toner early the following year, which resulted in both players being fined and loaned out to other clubs, Richardson joining Rochdale on loan in February 2005.
The following month he joined Yeovil Town on a free transfer, but was released at the end of the season, after just four appearances in which he failed to score. In June 2005 he joined Chester City, where he scored the killer third goal in the club's shock 3–0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest in December 2005. However, he only managed a handful of other goals for the club and joined Macclesfield Town on loan in March 2006, scoring twice on the final day of the season at Bristol Rovers to help assure the Silkmen's Football League safety.
He was released by Chester at the end of the 2005–06 season, and in July 2006 joined Weymouth. It was to be yet another nomadic 12-month period for Richardson. He failed to settle at Weymouth and left to rejoin Cambridge United on 21 August 2006 without playing a league game for Weymouth. He departed Cambridge in January 2007, joining Crawley Town. He duly left Crawley in the summer of 2007.
After a successful pre-season trial, he joined Bury on a month to month contract in August 2007, linking up with his erstwhile Lincoln City manager Keith Alexander. He played his only league game for the club in a surprise 2–1 win at Milton Keynes Dons on 11 August 2007 but was released at the end of his short-term contract on 31 August 2007.
In July 2010, he moved on to join Reading Town where he also formed part of the management team. However in June 2012, he moved with manager Mark Bartley to Marlow. He helped Marlow gain promotion into the Southern League as Hellenic Premier Division champions. In January 2014, he returned to the Hellenic League, joining Highmoor Ibis as a coach.
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