Dai Richards

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Dai Richards
Personal information
Full name David Thomas Richards
Date of birth (1906-10-31)31 October 1906
Place of birth Abercanaid, Wales
Date of death 1 October 1969(1969-10-01) (aged 62)
Place of death Yardley, Birmingham, England
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Riverfield
Bedlinog
1925–1927 Merthyr Town 0 (0)
1927–1935 Wolverhampton Wanderers 219 (5)
1935–1937 Brentford 55 (0)
1937–1939 Birmingham 62 (2)
1939–1945 Walsall 3 (0)
1945–19?? Sedgley
National team
1931–1938 Wales 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dai Richards (31 October 1906 – 1 October 1969) was a Welsh professional footballer born in Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil, who played as a wing half. He made nearly 350 appearances in the Football League playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brentford, Birmingham and Walsall.[1] With Wolverhampton Wanderers he won the championship of the Second Division in the 1931–32 season. He also won 21 full caps for Wales. He died in Yardley, Birmingham, aged 62.[2]

His brother Billy also played for Wolves as well as for Coventry City, Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion, making one appearance for Wales in December 1932.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 219. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 119. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Davies, Gareth; Garland, Ian (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Soccer Players. Bridge Books. p. 176. ISBN 1-872424-11-2.