Michael Richardson (English footballer)

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Michael Richardson
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-03-17) 17 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Kingston Park, England[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
South Shields
Youth career
2009–10 Walker Central
2010–11 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2011 Leyton Orient (loan) 3 (0)
2013 Gillingham (loan) 2 (0)
2013 Accrington Stanley (loan) 15 (0)
2014–2016 Blyth Spartans 60 (18)
2016– South Shields 2 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 December 2013 (UTC).

Michael Richardson (born 17 March 1992) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for South Shields, following his release from Newcastle United. Whilst at the Tyneside club, he had spells on loan at Leyton Orient, Gillingham and Accrington Stanley.

Career[edit]

Newcastle United[edit]

Richardson started his career at non-League club Walker Central, and was working for Newcastle City Council as an electrician before signing for Newcastle United in July 2010.[2] Richardson left school when he was sixteen.[3]

He appeared on the bench for Newcastle United for the first time against Fulham on 1 February 2011 but was not used as a substitute. He failed to make another substitute appearance that season. He impressed while playing for the Magpies' U-18 side and the reserves, and subsequently signed on a month's loan for League One side Leyton Orient on 5 August 2011.[4] Two months before going out on loan, Richardson signed a contract extension with the club.[5] Then, Richardson signed further extension for the next two years.[6][7]

Richardson was released by the club on 23 May 2014.[8]

Loan Spells[edit]

He made his professional league debut on 6 August 2011, the opening day of the season, in Orient's 1–0 defeat at Walsall, coming on as a 69th-minute substitute.[9] In his first start for the club, the League Cup first round match at Southend United on 9 August, Richardson scored the opening goal, and later missed a penalty in the penalty shoot-out, which Orient won 4–3.[10] After making four appearances in the League and League Cup, he returned to Newcastle on 5 September.[11]

On 14 February 2013, he joined League Two promotion-chasing Gillingham on loan.[12] He made his Gillingham debut on 9 March as a second-half substitute in a 2–1 win over Plymouth Argyle.[13] After making two appearance for the club, the club was keen to extend Richardson loan further; instead, he returns to Newcastle United.[14][15]

Richardson signed for League Two club Accrington Stanley on loan ahead of the 2013–14 season.[16] He played six matches during the initial month, and the loan was extended until 2 January 2014.[17] He wore the number 8 shirt. He returned to parent club Newcastle United on 2 January 2014, having made 18 appearances.[18]

Blyth Spartans[edit]

After being released by Newcastle United, Richardson went on trial with Hibernian after featured in a friendly match against Dundee United.[19][20]

After failing to earn a contract with Hibernian, announced on 20 November 2014, it was confirmed that Richardson had signed for Northern Premier League side Blyth Spartans.[21]

South Shields[edit]

On 30 November 2016, it was announced that South Shields had signed Richardson for an undisclosed fee.[22]

That season South Shields completed an historic "quadruple", winning the Durham Challenge Cup, The Northern League Challenge Cup

That season South Shields completed an historic "quadruple", winning the Durham Challenge Cup, The Northern League Challenge Cup, the Northern League Division One title and the FA Vase, with Richardson making a 70th minute substitute appearance in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 29 December 2013.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 2010–11[23] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[24] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[25] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[26] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leyton Orient (loan) 2011–12[24] League One 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Gillingham (loan) 2012–13[25] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Accrington Stanley (loan) 2013–14[26] League Two 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 21 0
Career totals 23 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 27 1
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Dan (7 March 2012). "Richardson Wants To Avenge Derby Defeat". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Newcastle United profile". Newcastle United F.C. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Newcastle's former electrician lights up Premier League". BBC Sport. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Leyton Orient sign Michael Richardson from Newcastle". BBC Sport. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Deals Offered to Young Pair". Newcastle United F.C. 6 June 2011. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Toon tie down Tavernier". Sky Sports. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "New Deals for Young Stars". Newcastle United F.C. 4 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Magpies Announce Retained List" (Press release). Newcastle United. 23 May 2014. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Walsall 1–0 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Southend United 1–1 (3–4) Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  11. ^ King, Dan (5 September 2011). "Richardson returns". Newcastle United F.C. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  12. ^ King, Dan (14 February 2013). "Richardson Joins Gills on Loan". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Gillingham 2–1 Plymouth". BBC Sport. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Gillingham hope to extend loan deal for Newcastle United midfielder Michael Richardson". Kent Online. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "A Ruddy Good Goal For Richardson". Newcastle United F.C. March 2013. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Accrington sign Piero Mingoia and Michael Richardson". BBC Sport. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Accrington Stanley extend Michael Richardson loan until January". BBC Sport. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "Richardson Returns to Newcastle" (Press release). Accrington Stanley. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Hibernian 0-1 Dundee Utd: Stubbs hails new recruit". The Scotsman. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Goalkeeper Mark Oxley joins Hibernian on a six month loan from Hull City". Sport STV. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Spartans sign former Magpies man Richardson". Blyth Spartans F.C. 20 November 2014. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "Departure Richardson Signs For South Shields". Blyth Spartans F.C. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Michael Richardson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Richardson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  25. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Richardson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  26. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Richardson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2013.