|Full name||Richard Dean Appleby|
|Date of birth||18 September 1975|
|Place of birth||Middlesbrough, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Striker|
|1994||→ Darlington (loan)||0||(0)|
|2001||→ Kidderminster Harriers (loan)||3||(1)|
|2004–2005||Forest Green Rovers||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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. 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. 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.