|Full name||Nicholas John Richardson|
|Date of birth||11 April 1967|
|Place of birth||Halifax, England|
|1994||→ Wrexham (loan)||4||(2)|
|1994||→ Chester City (loan)||6||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Halifax and Cardiff
Born in in Halifax, Yorkshire, Richardson began his career playing non-league football for Emley before joining Halifax Town in 1988. 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. 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.