Ernie Richardson (footballer)

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Ernie Richardson
Personal information
Full name Ernest William Richardson
Date of birth (1916-03-08)8 March 1916
Place of birth Bishop Burton, England
Date of death 1977 (aged 60–61)
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Leven (Yorkshire)
1936–1938 Birmingham 3 (0)
1938–1939 Swansea Town 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ernest William Richardson (8 March 1916 – 1977)[1] was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham and Swansea Town.[2]

Richardson was born in Bishop Burton in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He began his football career with nearby Leven before joining Birmingham in 1936,[3] and made his debut in the First Division on 22 April 1936 in a 4–1 home win against Sheffield Wednesday.[4] Richardson, a small but very pacy outside right, found himself behind Frank White and Dennis Jennings in the pecking order, and played only twice more for the first team.[3] He joined Swansea Town in November 1938,[3] where he scored twice in 18 Second Division appearances.[2]


  1. ^ Since 1888 - The searchable Premiership and Football League database (registration required) Archived 13 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 220. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 119. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 178.