Gregory Richardson

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Gregory Richardson
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-06-16) 16 June 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Georgetown, Guyana
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Alpha United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Georgetown FC
2003–2004 Camptown Georgetown
2004 Beacon
2005 Pele
2005–2006 Notre Dame
2007–2008 Joe Public (10)
2008–2009 Pele
2009 Colorado Rapids 1 (0)
2009–2010 Carolina RailHawks 33 (10)
2011–2013 Puerto Rico Islanders 17 (2)
2013– Alpha United
National team
2002– Guyana 39 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 February 2017

Gregory Richardson (born 16 June 1982) is a Guyanese footballer who currently plays for the Alpha United.

Career[edit]

Caribbean[edit]

Richardson formerly played for Georgetown FC and Camptown Georgetown in his home country, and for Joe Public from Trinidad and Tobago. While playing for Joe Public in the CONCACAF Champions League 2008–09 Preliminary Round he scored a hat-trick, helping his team eliminate New England Revolution, and bringing himself to international attention.[1]

United States[edit]

Richardson signed for Colorado Rapids in early 2009, and made his MLS debut on 21 March 2009, Colorado's first game of the 2009 MLS season against Chivas USA.[2]

He was waived by Colorado on 27 June 2009, only making one appearance for the club. After a successful trial with the Carolina RailHawks the club announced the signing of Richardson on 9 July 2009.[3] He became an instant impact where he was able to register his first hat trick in a 4–0 victory over Miami FC. He scored the fastest goal in club history against Puerto Rico Islanders at the second minute. He finished off the season as tied in first for most assists with five, and was the second highest goal scorer with six goals. He helped his Carolina side clinch a playoff spot by finishing second in the regular season standings. On 5 February 2010 Carolina re-signed Richardson to a one-year deal with a club option for 2011.[4]

Richardson was not listed on the 2011 roster for Carolina released on 4 April 2011.[5] He was later signed by the Puerto Rico Islanders on 15 April.[6]

After the Islanders went on hiatus he returned to Guyana to play for Alpha United, helping them reach the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League.[7]

International[edit]

Richardson is a current member of the Guyana national football team, having scored 15 goals in 39 games.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Guyana's goal tally first.[8]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2006 Ergilio Hato Stadium, Willemstad, Curaçao  Suriname 1–0 5–0 2007 Caribbean Cup qualification
2. 24 November 2006 Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana  Antigua and Barbuda 1–0 6–0 2007 Caribbean Cup qualification
3. 2–0
4. 26 November 2006 Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana  Guadeloupe 2–0 3–2 2007 Caribbean Cup qualification
5. 28 November 2006 Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana  Dominican Republic 1–0 4–0 2007 Caribbean Cup qualification
6. 13 January 2008 Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1–0 1–0 Friendly
7. 5 November 2008 Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, Trinidad and Tobago  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1–1 1–1 2008 Caribbean Cup qualification
8. 9 November 2008 Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, Trinidad and Tobago  Trinidad and Tobago 1–0 1–1 2008 Caribbean Cup qualification
9. 11 September 2012 Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  El Salvador 1–0 2–3 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 21 October 2012 Beauséjour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1–1 1–2 2012 Caribbean Cup qualification
11. 23 October 2012 Beauséjour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia  Curaçao 2–0 2–1 2012 Caribbean Cup qualification
12. 25 October 2012 Beauséjour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia  Saint Lucia 3–0 3–0 2012 Caribbean Cup qualification
13. 21 February 2016 Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  Suriname 1–0 2–0 Friendly
14. 2–0
15. 22 March 2016 Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  Anguilla 5–0 7–0 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification

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