Richard Wilkins (footballer)

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Richard Wilkins
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-05-28) 28 May 1965 (age 50)
Place of birth Lambeth, England
Height 6' 0"
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985-1986 Haverhill Rovers
1986-1990 Colchester United 152 (22)
1990-1994 Cambridge United 81 (7)
1994-1996 Hereford United 77 (5)
1996-2000 Colchester United 127 (11)
Total 437 (45)
Teams managed
2000-2014 Bury Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Richard Wilkins (born 28 May 1965) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He currently manages Leiston.


Born in Lambeth in London, Wilkins began his career at non-League club Haverhill Rovers in 1985. On 20 November 1986 he signed for Colchester United. After 150 appearances, he was signed by Cambridge United in July 1990 for £60,000.[1] In 1994 he moved to Hereford United on a free transfer, before being re-signed by Colchester in 1996 for a fee of £30,000. He retired from professional football in 2000, becoming manager of non-League club Bury Town. He led the club to two promotions, in 2005-06 from the Eastern Counties League, and in 2009-10 from the Southern Football League Division One Midlands. Wilkins stepped down from the role at the end of the 2013-14 season. In July 2014, Wilkins joined fellow Suffolk side Leiston as Steve Ball's assistant.



Colchester United[2][3]


  • Colchester United Player of the Year (1): 1998[4]