Richard Scott (footballer)

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Richard Scott
Personal information
Full name Richard Paul Scott
Date of birth (1974-09-29) 29 September 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Kingswinford, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1993 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Birmingham City 12 (0)
1995–1998 Shrewsbury Town 105 (18)
1998–2001 Peterborough United 81 (7)
2001–2002 Telford United 29 (1)
2002 Stevenage Borough 5 (0)
2002–2004 Peterborough United 16 (1)
2004 Stevenage Borough (loan)
2004 Stevenage Borough
2004–2005 Cambridge City 50 (5)
2005 Moor Green (loan)
2005–2007 Moor Green
2006 Bromsgrove Rovers (loan) 2 (1)
2007–2008 Corby Town
2008 Rugby Town 22 (0)
2009– Spalding United
Teams managed
2009– Spalding United (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Paul Scott (born 29 September 1974) is an English professional footballer who made more than 200 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Shrewsbury Town and Peterborough United.[1][2] He played as a defender or midfielder.

Career[edit]

Scott joined Birmingham City as a YTS trainee in 1991, and turned professional in May 1993.[3] He made his debut in the Second Division (third tier) on 6 April 1993 in a 1–1 draw at home to Derby County. He played six league games during the 1993–94 season, five the season after,[4] plus seven in cup competitions, but was released in March 1995 and joined Shrewsbury Town.[3] He spent three full seasons with the club, playing 105 league games in Divisions Two and Three,[1] then signed for Peterborough United. In the 1999–2000 season, he helped the club to promotion from the Third Division via the play-offs.[5] At the end of the next season, Scott rejected the offer of a new contract and left the club on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling.[6] After 18 months in non-league football with Telford United and Stevenage Borough, Scott rejoined Peterborough for another 18 months before returning to non-league football for good. He spent a second spell at Stevenage,[2] then played for Cambridge City,[7] Moor Green[8][9] (initially on loan), Bromsgrove Rovers,[10][11] Corby Town,[12] Rugby Town, where he acted as player-assistant manager,[13] and Spalding United.[14]

Scott was appointed player-manager of Spalding United in November 2009.[15]

Scott is a UEFA B-licensed coach; in 2009, he was running a soccer school for children.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Richard Scott". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Richard Scott". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 122. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, pp. 228–30.
  5. ^ "League Two Play-off – Final". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Two set to leave Peterborough". BBC Sport. 18 May 2001. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Goals and Games 03/04". "Goals and Games 04/05". "Goals and Games 05/06". Cambridge City F.C. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Two new Moors". NonLeague Daily. 19 September 2005. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "Richard Scott". sportbox.tv. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  10. ^ Baker, Phil (14 November 2006). "Stourbridge 3 Bromsgrove Rovers 3". Bromsgrove Rovers Supporters Society. Archived from the original on 2 January 2007. 
  11. ^ "Richard Scott Profile". Bromsgrove Rovers Independent Website. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  12. ^ "Two more for Steelmen". NonLeague Daily. 23 June 2007. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  13. ^ "Ex-Players: Richard Scott". Rugby Town F.C. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  14. ^ "Three new Tulips". NonLeague Daily. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  15. ^ "First – Players & Coaches". Spalding United F.C. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  16. ^ "Welcome to Richard Scott Soccer School!". Richard Scott Soccer School. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 

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