Richard Scott (footballer)

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Richard Scott
Personal information
Full name Richard Paul Scott
Date of birth (1974-09-29) 29 September 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth Kingswinford, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1993 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Birmingham City 12 (0)
1995–1998 Shrewsbury Town 105 (18)
1998–2001 Peterborough United 81 (7)
2001–2002 Telford United 29 (1)
2002 Stevenage Borough 5 (0)
2002–2004 Peterborough United 16 (1)
2004 Stevenage Borough (loan)
2004 Stevenage Borough
2004–2005 Cambridge City 50 (5)
2005 Moor Green (loan)
2005–2007 Moor Green
2006 Bromsgrove Rovers (loan) 2 (1)
2007–2008 Corby Town
2008 Rugby Town 22 (0)
2009– Spalding United
Teams managed
2009– Spalding United (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Richard Paul Scott (born 29 September 1974) is an English professional footballer who made more than 200 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City,[1] Shrewsbury Town[2] and Peterborough United.[3][4] He plays as a defender or midfielder.

Career[edit]

Scott was born in Dudley, West Midlands. He joined Birmingham City as a YTS trainee in 1991, and turned professional in May 1993.[5] He made his debut in the Division Two (third tier) on 6 April 1993 in a 1–1 draw at home to Derby County. He played six league games during the 1993–94 season, five the season after,[6] plus seven in cup competitions, but was released in March 1995 and joined Shrewsbury Town.[5] He spent three full seasons with the club, playing 105 league games in Divisions Two and Three,[2] then signed for Peterborough United. In the 1999–2000 season, he helped the club to promotion from the Division Four via the play-offs.[7] At the end of the next season, Scott rejected the offer of a new contract and left the club on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling.[8] After 18 months in non-league football with Telford United and Stevenage Borough, Scott rejoined Peterborough for another 18 months before returning to non-league football for good. He spent a second spell at Stevenage,[4] then played for Cambridge City,[9] Moor Green[10][11] (initially on loan), Bromsgrove Rovers,[12][13] Corby Town,[14] Rugby Town, where he acted as player-assistant manager,[15] and Spalding United.[16]

Scott was appointed player-manager of Spalding United in November 2009.[17]

Scott is a UEFA B-licensed coach and runs a soccer school for children.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birmingham City: 1947/48–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Shrewsbury Town: 1950/51–2002/03 & 2004/05–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Peterborough United: 1960/61–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Richard Scott". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 122. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  6. ^ Matthews, pp. 228–30.
  7. ^ "League Two Play-off – Final". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Two set to leave Peterborough". BBC Sport. 18 May 2001. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "Goals and Games 03/04". "Goals and Games 04/05". "Goals and Games 05/06". Cambridge City F.C. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "Two new Moors". NonLeague Daily. 19 September 2005. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "Richard Scott". sportbox.tv. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  12. ^ Baker, Phil (14 November 2006). "Stourbridge 3 Bromsgrove Rovers 3". Bromsgrove Rovers Supporters Society. Archived from the original on 2 January 2007. 
  13. ^ "Richard Scott Profile". Bromsgrove Rovers Independent Website. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  14. ^ "Two more for Steelmen". NonLeague Daily. 23 June 2007. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  15. ^ "Ex-Players: Richard Scott". Rugby Town F.C. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  16. ^ "Three new Tulips". NonLeague Daily. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  17. ^ "First – Players & Coaches". Spalding United F.C. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  18. ^ "Welcome to Richard Scott Soccer School!". Richard Scott Soccer School. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 

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