Jazz Richards

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Jazz Richards
Jazz Richards.jpg
Richards playing for Swansea City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Ashley Darel Jazz Richards[1]
Date of birth (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Full back/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Youth career
2005–2007 Cardiff City
2007–2009 Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Swansea City 39 (0)
2013 Crystal Palace (loan) 11 (0)
2013 Huddersfield Town (loan) 9 (0)
2015 Fulham (loan) 14 (0)
2015– Fulham 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Wales U17 10 (0)
2008–2009 Wales U19 11 (0)
2009–2012 Wales U21 15 (0)
2012– Wales 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 24 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:00, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Ashley Darel Jazz Richards (born 12 April 1991), better known as Jazz Richards, is a Welsh footballer who plays as a right back for Fulham. He is also capable of playing at left back and as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Swansea City[edit]

Richards made his professional debut for Swansea City in a Championship match against Middlesbrough in the 3–0 loss on 15 August 2009, replacing Shaun MacDonald as a substitute in the 63rd minute.[3][4] At the end of the 2009–10 season where Richards made 15 appearances, Richards signed a new two-year deal with Swansea.[5]

On 15 October 2011, Richards made his Premier League debut. Twelve days later, Richards was rewarded with a new 18-month contract.[6]

On 28 March 2013, Richards signed a new contract with Swansea until June 2016.[7]

Crystal Palace (loan)[edit]

On 25 January 2013, he joined Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season, and helped them achieve promotion to the Premier League.[8]

Huddersfield Town (loan)[edit]

On 10 September 2013, Richards joined Football League Championship side Huddersfield Town on a 93-day emergency loan. After not being able to get international clearance from FIFA in time to play against Doncaster Rovers on 14 September, Richards made his Town début as a substitute in the 2–1 win over Charlton Athletic on 17 September. He then made his full debut in the 0–0 draw against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on 21 September. His loan spell ended on 17 December, after making 9 appearances for the Terriers.

Fulham[edit]

On 24 January 2015, Richards joined Football League Championship side Fulham on a one-month loan, which was later extended until the end of the season.[9][10] Richards went on to make 14 appearances for the Cottagers.

He joined Fulham on a permanent basis on 2 July 2015.[11]

International career[edit]

Richards has represented Wales under-17 and Wales under-19.[2] He was called up to the under-21 squad, to face Luxembourg under-21 in March 2009.[2] On 27 May 2012, he gained his first full international cap for Wales as a substitute in the 79th minute of the friendly match versus Mexico.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 May 2015
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Swansea City 2009–10 Championship 15 0 15 0
2010–11 6 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
2011–12 Premier League 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2012–13 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 0
2013–14 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2014–15 10 0 1 0 2 0 13 0
Total 39 0 5 0 6 0 1 0 51 0
Crystal Palace (loan) 2012–13 Championship 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2013–14 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Fulham (loan) 2014–15 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Career total 73 0 5 0 6 0 1 0 85 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists". premierleague.com (Premier League). 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d "First Team". Swansea City A.F.C. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Swansea 0–3 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Fixtures/results: Middlesbrough 3–0 Swansea". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  5. ^ "Ashley Richards signs new Swansea deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Jazz Richards rewarded with new Swansea City contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Jazz Richards signs new three-year Swansea City contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Crystal Palace sign Swansea's Ashley Richards on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jazz joins Fulham on loan". swanseacity.net. 24 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Jazz extends Fulham loan for remainder of season". Swansea City A.F.C. 25 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Jazz Joins Fulham". Fulham. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 

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