Richard Appleby

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Ritchie Appleby
Personal information
Full name Richard Dean Appleby[1]
Date of birth (1975-09-18) 18 September 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Middlesbrough, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Youth career
000?–1993 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Newcastle United 0 (0)
1994 Darlington (loan) 0 (0)
1995–1996 Ipswich Town 3 (0)
1996–2001 Swansea City 120 (11)
2001 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 3 (1)
2001–2002 Kidderminster Harriers 16 (3)
2002–2004 Hull City 6 (0)
2004 Kidderminster Harriers 9 (1)
2004–2005 Forest Green Rovers 7 (0)
2006–2008 Llanelli 12 (0)
Total 176 (15)
National team
1993 England U18 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Dean "Ritchie" Appleby (born 18 September 1975 in Middlesbrough) is an English former professional footballer who played in either midfield or as a forward.

He began his professional career for Newcastle United's youth team in August 1994, and was signed on loan to Darlington for a year. Appleby signed for Ipswich Town in December 1995, then nine months later signed with Swansea City. He spent five years at Swansea, making a total of 139 appearances and scoring 14 goals.

From November 2001 until June 2002 Appleby played for Kidderminster Harriers, then joined Hull City for two years.[2] With Hull City, he fell out of favour with supporters due to claims of being injured, contradicting the opinions of both club medical staff and manager Peter Taylor. He then left to rejoin Kidderminster, spending two months there before joining Forest Green Rovers in October 2004.[3][4] He left Forest Green in May 2005, and then signed for Welsh Premier League full timers Llanelli in March 2006. He has now signed for Pontarddulais Town Football Club, as a second striker.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 25. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ "Hull land Appleby". BBC Sport. 6 June 2002. 
  3. ^ "Appleby in Forest Green loan move". BBC Sport. 18 October 2004. 
  4. ^ "Appleby joins Forest Green". Non League Daily. 18 October 2004. 

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