Richard Langley

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This article is about the English-born footballer. For the sixteenth-century English martyr, see Richard Langley (martyr). For the fictional character in The X-Files and its spinoff, The Lone Gunmen, see Richard Langly.
Richard Langley
Personal information
Full name Richard Barrington Michael Langley[1]
Date of birth (1979-12-27) 27 December 1979 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Harlesden, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2003 Queens Park Rangers 133 (18)
2003–2005 Cardiff City 69 (8)
2005–2006 Queens Park Rangers 33 (3)
2006–2008 Luton Town 29 (1)
2008–2009 Bristol Rovers 0 (0)
2010–2012 Pattaya United 13 (0)
2012 Hemel Hempstead Town 3 (0)
2012 Staines Town 7 (1)
National team
2002–2008 Jamaica 17 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:31, 29 December 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:58, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Richard Barrington Michael Langley (born 27 December 1979) is a former English born-Jamaican footballer who most recently played for Conference South side Staines Town. Langley signed for Marcus Gayle's side having started the season at Hemel Hempstead Town. Prior to his spell in Hertfordshire, Langley played for Thai Premier League side Pattaya United before leaving them at the turn of the year. He has previously played for Queens Park Rangers (during two spells), Cardiff City and Luton Town and has been capped by Jamaica.

Club career[edit]

Born in Harlesden, London, Langley rose through the youth system at Queens Park Rangers, signing a professional contract in 1996. One of the highlights of his career at QPR was scoring a hat-trick in an away win over Blackpool in March 2003.[2]

After a trial with Crystal Palace, he signed for Cardiff City in 2003 for an initial fee of £200,000 rising to around £250,000 on appearances. He returned to QPR in August 2005, but was not given a contract extension. He joined Luton on a free transfer a year later, and wore the number 17 shirt for the 2006-07 season. He scored his first and what turned out to be only Luton goal in a 2-2 draw with Stoke City on 19 August 2006.[3]

Langley damaged his cruciate knee ligaments in a pre-season friendly in 2007 and missed almost the entire 2007-08 season, making a solitary appearance in the final game of the season. He left Luton at the end of June 2008 when his contract expired, and joined Bristol Rovers on a short-term contract on 21 November 2008[4]

On 1 July 2009 he started training with Blackpool and played in pre-season games,[5] with Seasiders manager Ian Holloway stating that Langley could be offered a contract if he impressed during a training spell with the club.[6]

On 28 February 2011 he was due at Pittodrie for talks with Aberdeen manager Craig Brown over a deal.

On 14 July 2012, Langley came on as a substitute for Northwood in their 0-0 draw with Chelsea's Under 21 side and played 45 minutes. Three days later, Langley again featured for Northwood this time from the start however, in their 3-2 friendly win over Enfield Town.

Despite training with Northwood over the first few weeks of pre-season, Langley was signed by Southern Football League side Hemel Hempstead in August 2012.[7]

Langley made three appearances for the The Tudors in September 2012 including two league games and an FA Cup qualification game against Waltham Forest. However after making just three league appearances, Langley departed the club a short time later and linked up with Conference South side Staines Town in November 2012, making seven league appearances before departing the club.

International career[edit]

In 2001 Langley made his international debut for Jamaica. Despite being born in London, England he qualifies for Jamaica through his father.


  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2005/2006. Queen Anne Press. p. 240. ISBN 1-85291-662-1. 
  2. ^ "Blackpool 1-3 QPR". BBC. 29 March 2003. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Luton 2-2 Stoke". BBC. 19 August 2006. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Langley signs short-term deal". Bristol Rovers F.C. 21 November 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Midfield star joins Pool for 'trial'". Blackpool Gazette. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Holloway casts eye over Langley". 2 July 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Three more for Tudors". Non League Daily. 4 August 2012.

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