Pedro Richards

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Pedro Richards
Personal information
Full name Peter Richards
Date of birth (1956-11-11)11 November 1956
Place of birth Edmonton, London, England
Date of death 23 December 2001(2001-12-23) (aged 45)
Place of death Nottingham, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1986 Notts County[1] 399 (5)
1986–1987 Boston United 17 (0)
Oakham United
Corby Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter "Pedro" Richards (11 November 1956 – 23 December 2001) was an English footballer who played in defence for Notts County.

The son of a Black British father and a Spanish mother, Richards was taken by his mother at an early age to Laguardia, Álava and lived there until the age of 11 when they moved to Nottingham.[2] Richards was taken on as an apprentice at County and signed professional for them in November 1974.[3] He made 399 league appearances for County, his sole Football League club.[4]

Richards left County at the age of 29 and continued playing semi-professional football for Boston United, Oakham United and Corby Town.[5] He died in 2001 from a rare strain of pneumonia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Notts County players
  2. ^ a b Times Obituary
  3. ^ B.J. Hugman, Rothmans Football League Players Records The Complete A-Z 1946-1981, 1981, p. 472
  4. ^ Caught in time: Notts County promoted to the First Division, 1981
  5. ^ Profile on Boston United site