|Full name||Richard Philip Byrne|
|Date of birth||24 September 1981|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Republic of Ireland|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|Current club||Egham Town|
|2009||Inverness Caledonian Thistle||0||(0)|
|2009||→ St. Johnstone (loan)||5||(0)|
|2007||Republic of Ireland B||1||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:56, 5 May 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Byrne signed for Shamrock Rovers in the summer of 2000 from Stella Maris F.C. and made his debut in the Leinster Senior Cup away to St. Francis on 21 November 2000, in a 6–2 win. He was Young Player of the Year for the 2000–01 season. He made his full league debut on 16 September 2001 in a 3–0 win over Shelbourne. He made a total of six appearances in European competition for the Hoops, two in the UEFA Cup and four in the UEFA Intertoto Cup.
He joined Scottish club Dunfermline Athletic in August 2003 and helped the club reach the 2004 Scottish Cup Final, where they were beaten 3–1 by Celtic at Hampden Park. He was signed by former manager at Dunfermline, Jimmy Calderwood for Aberdeen in January 2005 for £50,000. He played in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup against Atlético Madrid . On 15 April 2008, he was told he would not be offered a new contract by Aberdeen and would be free to leave in the summer along with six other players .
After his release, he had trials at Wigan Athletic and N.E.C. Nijmegen. He was given a one-week trial with Oldham Athletic, eventually being given a one month contract with the club. He was given the number 3 shirt, and made his debut coming on as a substitute in the 3–3 draw with Hartlepool United.
On 14 January 2009, Byrne joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a contract until the end of the season. He was then loaned to First Division club St. Johnstone. Following Inverness's relegation to the 1st Division Byrne was released as the club began reshaping its squad.
Byrne signed for Hungerford Town in July 2010.
- "Larsson caps Celtic triumph". BBC Sport. 22 May 2004.
- "Byrne completes move to Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 27 January 2005.
- "Byrne completes Saints loan move". BBC Sport. 20 February 2009.
- "Darlington sign full-back Richie Bryne". BBC Sport. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
- Walker, Martin (29 April 2010). "We Need To Be Better". Darlington F.C. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- "Hungerford announce major signing". Newbury Today. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "Scotland B 1–1 Rep of Ireland B". BBC Sport. 20 November 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2008.