Billy Richards

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Billy Richards
Personal information
Full name William Richards
Date of birth (1874-10-06)6 October 1874
Place of birth West Bromwich, England
Date of death 12 February 1926(1926-02-12) (aged 51)
Place of death West Bromwich, England
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
West Bromwich Standard
1894–1901 West Bromwich Albion 123 (35)
1901–1902 Newton Heath 9 (1)
1902–1904 Stourbridge
1904–1907 Halesowen Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Richards (6 October 1874 – 12 February 1926) was an English footballer who played as a centre forward.

He played in the Football League for West Bromwich Albion and Newton Heath.[1]


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. 
  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 219. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.