Neil Richardson (footballer)

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Neil Richardson
Personal information
Full name Neil Thomas Richardson[1]
Date of birth (1968-03-03) 3 March 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Brandon United ? (?)
1989–1999 Rotherham United 185 (9)
1996 Exeter City (loan) 14 (0)
1999–2000 Mansfield Town 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Neil Thomas Richardson (born 3 March 1968) is an English former footballer who played as a centre back.

Playing career[edit]

Richardson joined Rotherham United from Brandon United in August 1989. He had a loan at Exeter City in 1996. After making 226 appearances and scoring 12 goals for Rotherham, he joined Mansfield Town in August 1999. He retired from playing after making 35 appearances for the club.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

After being a coach at Mansfield Town,[3] he became the Boston United head of youth football in April 2005.[4] He worked as caretaker youth coach at York City in 2006 after Ian Kerr was suffering from illness,[5] and said he would be interested in taking the job on a permanent basis.[3] For many years he turned out for Sleaford Town FC in the non league divisions and ultimately retired from playing duties. After a few years out of the Saturday football game, he returned to become assistant manager to Brian Rowland at Sleaford Town and is widely expected to become the next manager once long serving Rowland departs.


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 520. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ "Neil Richardson". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  3. ^ a b Flett, Dave (2006-09-02). "I want the job". The Press. Retrieved 2007-10-03. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Richardson takes over Pugh's role". BBC Sport. 2005-04-13. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  5. ^ "City lose stricken Ian". The Press. 2006-08-31. Retrieved 2009-01-10.