Richard Walker (footballer, born 1977)
|Full name||Richard Martin Walker|
|Date of birth||8 November 1977|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|1998–1999||→ Cambridge United (loan)||21||(3)|
|2000–2001||→ Blackpool (loan)||18||(3)|
|2001||→ Wycombe Wanderers (loan)||12||(3)|
|2003–2004||→ Northampton Town||12||(4)|
|2004||→ Oxford United (loan)||4||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Shrewsbury Town (loan)||27||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 15 October 2011 (UTC).
Walker started his career at Aston Villa in 1997. Here, he scored a goal against Arsenal, one of the highest points of his Villa career. After loan spells with Cambridge United, Blackpool and Wycombe Wanderers, he signed for the Seasiders in 2001. Walker was loaned out to Northampton Town and Oxford United in the 2003–04 season, before joining Bristol Rovers in the summer of 2004.
A natural goalscorer, he formed a formidable partnership with Junior Agogo before the Ghanaian was sold to Nottingham Forest. Walker scored two goals in the 2007 League Two Play-off Final against Shrewsbury at Wembley, as the Gasheads secured a 3–1 victory to send them up to League One.
Walker was placed on the transfer list at the end of the 2007–08 season, having scored only four goals in that season, all from the penalty spot. He joined Shrewsbury on a full-season loan in the summer of 2008, taking him up to the expiry of his contract with Bristol Rovers.
Following the expiry of his Bristol Rovers contract, he joined newly promoted Burton Albion in July 2009 on a two-year contract, he scored 4 goals in 35 games for the club before his release in May 2011.
On 9 September 2011, Solihull Moors announced the signing of Richard Walker. He made his debut the following day in a 1–0 away win at Boston United. He scored his first goal for the club on 17 September 2011, opening the scoring as Solihull overcame Altrincham 2–0 at Damson Park.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||League Trophy||Other||Total|
|Cambridge United (loan)||1998–99||21||3||0||0||0||0||3||1||0||0||24||3|
|Oxford Utd (loan)||2003–04||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Shrewsbury Town (loan)||2008–09||27||5||1||0||1||0||3||1||0||0||32||6|
- with Crewe Alexandra
- Bristol Rovers
- "Trolls firm over Walker". bristolrovers.co.uk. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2008.
- "Walker off to Shrews". bristolrovers.co.uk. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008.
- "Walker released". burtonalbionfc.co.uk. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011.