Gordon Richards (footballer)

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Gordon Richards
Personal information
Date of birth (1933-10-23)23 October 1933
Place of birth Rhosllannerchrugog, Wrexham, Wales
Date of death 17 November 1993(1993-11-17) (aged 60)
Place of death Johnstown, Wrexham, Wales
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1950–1952 Wrexham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1958 Wrexham 96 (24)
1958–1961 Chester 74 (16)
1961 GKN Sankey
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gordon Richards (23 October 1933 – 17 November 1993) is a former Welsh footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Richards joined Wrexham as an amateur in 1950 and turned professional two years later.[1] He went on to play almost 100 league matches in the next six years with Wrexham, but by January 1958 he was allowed to move to local rivals Chester after losing his place in the side.[1]

Often a tormenter of Chester's defence when playing against them, Richards helped repay his new employers by scoring on his debut in a 4–2 win against Southport. He played at Sealand Road until a knee injury forced him to leave professional football in 1961,[1] going on to briefly play for GKN Sankey.[1]

Away from football, Richards worked for United Gravel and then Bond Delivery until he took early retirement in 1989.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Davies, Gareth M; Jones, Peter (1999). The Racecourse Robins. Davies and Jones. p. 256. ISBN 0-9524950-1-5.