|Full name||William Richards|
|Date of birth||6 October 1874|
|Place of birth||West Bromwich, England|
|Date of death||12 February 1926(aged 51)|
|Place of death||West Bromwich, England|
|Playing position||Centre forward|
|–||West Bromwich Standard|
|1894–1901||West Bromwich Albion||123||(35)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Richards was born in West Bromwich and turned professional with West Bromwich Albion in July 1894. He scored on his debut to help Albion beat Wolves 5–1 in September 1894. Richards picked up a runners-up medal in the 1895 FA Cup Final and was the club's top scorer in the 1895–96 and 1898–99 seasons. He was transferred to Newton Heath in April 1901 for a £40 fee and the following year moved to Stourbridge on a free transfer. In September 1904 he joined Halesowen Town, where he ended his playing career, retiring in April 1907. He died in West Bromwich in 1926.
- Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 192. ISBN 1-85983-474-4.