Richard Prokas

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Richard Prokas
Personal information
Full name Richard Prokas[1]
Date of birth (1976-01-22) 22 January 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Penrith, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2001 Carlisle United 204 (3)
1994–1995 Stalybridge Celtic (loan) 1 (0)
2001–2002 Cambridge United 12 (1)
2002–2003 Workington ? (?)
2003–2005 Gretna 36 (0)
2006 Workington ? (?)
Total 252 (4)
Teams managed
2008–2010 Penrith
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Prokas (born 22 January 1976) is an English retired professional footballer who played as a midfileder for Cambridge United and Carlisle United in the Football League. He appeared in the famous Jimmy Glass game for Carlisle, in which the goalkeeper scored in the 94th minute to keep Carlisle United in the Football League.[2] Prokas also gained notoriety in a third round FA Cup tie with Premier League club Arsenal in January 2001. Prokas carried out a two footed horror tackle on captain Patrick Vieira which split the Frenchman's shin pad. However Prokas escaped any punishment for the tackle.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richard Prokas". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Metcalf, Rupert (10 May 1999). "Carlisle raise a Glass to survival - Carlisle United 2 Plymouth Argyle 1". London: The Independent. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Vieira gets shirty over Prokas request". BBC. 17 January 2001. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
Sources
  • Hugman, Barry (2005). The PFA Premier and Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. 

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