George Richards (English footballer)

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George Richards
Personal information
Full name George Henry Richards[1]
Date of birth (1880-05-10)10 May 1880
Place of birth Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England
Date of death 1 November 1959(1959-11-01) (aged 79)
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
? Castle Donington Juniors
? Whitwick White Cross
1901–1914 Derby County 284 (33)
National team
1909 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Richards (10 May 1880 – 1 November 1959[2][3]) was an English footballer who played as a wing half (and sometimes inside left) in the Football League with Derby County in the 1900s and 1910s.[4] His final game for Derby came on 7 February 1914.[5]

He was born in Castle Donington, Leicestershire[1][6] and played for local teams before signing for First Division side Derby County in the 1901-02 season.[4] He went on to make 284 Football League appearances for Derby, scoring 33 times.[4] He was a member of the Derby team that were runners-up in the 1903 FA Cup Final.[7]

On 1 June 1909, Richards made his only appearance for England against Austria,[1] having been a reserve for the match against Scotland earlier that year. He also toured with the FA party in South Africa in 1910.[2]

He is not the same player as the Bristol Rovers footballer of the same era, who played for Rovers between 1911 and 1913.[5][8]


Derby County


  1. ^ a b c profile
  2. ^ a b Betts, Graham (2006). England: Player by player. Green Umbrella Publishing. p. 201. ISBN 1-905009-63-1. 
  3. ^ "England's Players - Radford to Rutherford". England Football Online. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  5. ^ a b Gerald Mortimer, Derby County: A Complete Record 1884-1988
  6. ^ Profile at
  7. ^ "England Players and the Cup: F.A. Challenge Cup Finalists". England Football Online. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  8. ^ Mike Jay, Bristol Rovers: The Definitive History 1883-2003. See the talk page for more details