Richard Walden

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Richard Walden
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-05-04)4 May 1948
Place of birth Hereford, England
Date of death 19 November 2009(2009-11-19) (aged 61)
Place of death Hampshire, England
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1976 Aldershot 404 (16)
1975–1978 Sheffield Wednesday 100 (1)
1978–1982 Newport County 151 (2)
1982–19?? Farnborough Town
Total 655 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Walden (4 May 1948 – 19 November 2009) was an English professional footballer. A fullback, Walden played for Aldershot and Sheffield Wednesday before joining Newport County in 1978.

Walden played over 400 league games for Aldershot. He scored the opening goal for Aldershot in the 1970-71 Football League Cup against Manchester United, though Aldershot went on to lose 3-1.

Walden joined Newport County in 1978 and in doing so became the first player in British football to have the fee of £3,500 set by the transfer tribunal process.

Walden made 193 appearances for Newport scoring 3 goals during the most successful period in the clubs long history.[1] Walden was part of the team that won promotion and the 1979–80 Welsh Cup and in the subsequent season reached the quarter-final of the 1981 European Cup Winners Cup.

In 1982, he joined Farnborough Town.

Walden died 19 November 2009 aged 61 after a long illness.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Walden career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  2. ^ County mourn Walden
  3. ^ Funeral held for Shots football legend Walden