Nick Richardson

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Nick Richardson
Personal information
Full name Nicholas John Richardson
Date of birth (1967-04-11) 11 April 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Halifax, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Halifax Town 101 (17)
1992–1995 Cardiff City 111 (13)
1994 Wrexham (loan) 4 (2)
1994 Chester City (loan) 6 (1)
1995 Bury 5 (0)
1995–2001 Chester City 175 (12)
2001–2002 York City 39 (1)
2002–2003 Harrogate Town 8 (0)
2003 Spennymoor United 0 (0)
2003 Ossett Town ? (?)
2003–2004 Frickley Athletic 28 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nicholas John "Nick" Richardson (born 11 April 1967) is a former English professional footballer, who played in the Football League between the 1980s and 2000s.[1]

Halifax and Cardiff[edit]

Born in in Halifax, Yorkshire, Richardson began his career playing non-league football for Emley before joining Halifax Town in 1988.[2] He quickly established himself in the side and was a regular for three and a half seasons before signing for Cardiff City for £35,000.[2] During his first season he won both a Division Three title and a Welsh Cup winners medal, after the Bluebirds beat Rhyl 5-0 in the final.[citation needed]

He had loan spells at Wrexham and Chester City,[2]

Bury and Chester[edit]

He left to join Bury in 1995 where he spent just one month before moving permanentley to Chester City for £40,000.[2]

Later career[edit]

Richardson returned to The Football League with York City for a year before joining Harrogate Town.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Nick's younger brother Lee was also a footballer and played alongside him during his time at Halifax.[3]


  1. ^ Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  2. ^ a b c d e Career stats at soccerbase
  3. ^ Chas Sumner (3 January 2004). "23.WHAT HAPPENED TO...". Club History. Chester FC. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  • Sumner, Chas (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City F.C. Yore Publications. ISBN 1-874427-52-6.