Richard Budding

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Richard Budding
Personal information
Full name Richard Budding
Date of birth (1957-05-06) 6 May 1957 (age 60)
Place of birth Renkum, Netherlands
Playing position Right winger
Youth career
CHRC Renkum
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1977 FC Wageningen 55 (12)
1977–1982 Feyenoord 120 (10)
1982–1983 FC Wageningen 16 (1)
1983–1987 Vitesse 65 (5)
1985–1986 FC Wageningen (loan) 14 (1)
National team
1975 Netherlands U-19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Budding (born 6 May 1957 in Renkum, Gelderland) is a retired Dutch footballer who was active as a right winger.

Club career[edit]

Budding started his career in his town of birth, Renkum where he played for CHRC Renkum, before he joined his first Eredivisie side FC Wageningen in 1975. FC Wageningen was underperforming that season and Budding was hardly used, but he made his senior debut on 12 January 1975 against AZ'67. The club relegated to the Eerste Divisie at the end of the season. Once there Budding became a key factor in the team soon and played in most of their matches and also managed to score some goals. Dutch giants Feyenoord showed their interest and signed the player in March 1977. At Feyenoord Budding was a first team regular and won the KNVB Cup in 1980, when Ajax was beaten 3-1 in the final. He played in 13 Europa Cup matches for Feyenoord, scoring one goal.[1]

In 1982 Budding left Feyenoord to return at his first professional team FC Wageningen, followed by two seasons at Vitesse. After switching back to FC Wageningen one more time he also returned to Vitesse for the final seasons of his career. At the age of 33 he did no longer pass the fitness test and was told to retire from professional football. Budding played his last match on 13 December 1989 against Willem II.

International career[edit]

Budding played one game for the Netherlands U-19, against France U-19 in 1975.[2]


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