Richard Walker (footballer, born 1977)

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Richard Walker
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Personal information
Full name Richard Martin Walker
Date of birth (1977-11-08) 8 November 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Beer Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Aston Villa 6 (2)
1998–1999 Cambridge United (loan) 21 (3)
2000–2001 Blackpool (loan) 18 (3)
2001 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 12 (3)
2001–2004 Blackpool 62 (12)
2003–2004 Northampton Town 12 (4)
2004 Oxford United (loan) 4 (0)
2004–2009 Bristol Rovers 143 (46)
2008–2009 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 27 (5)
2009–2011 Burton Albion 35 (4)
2011–2012 Solihull Moors 5 (1)
2012– Beer Albion
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 15 October 2011 (UTC).

Richard Martin Walker (born 8 November 1977) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Devon and Exeter League club Beer Albion.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Walker scores a penalty for Bristol Rovers against Doncaster Rovers in the 2007 Football League Trophy Final.

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,[1] 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.[2]

Burton Albion[edit]

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.[3]

Solihull Moors[edit]

On 9 September 2011, Solihull Moors announced the signing of Richard Walker.[4] He made his debut the following day in a 1–0 away win at Boston United.[5] He scored his first goal for the club on 17 September 2011, opening the scoring as Solihull overcame Altrincham 2–0 at Damson Park.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aston Villa 1997–98 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Cambridge United (loan) 1998–99 21 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 24 3
Aston Villa 1999–2000 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Aston Villa 2000–01 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Blackpool (loan) 2000–01 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3
Wycombe (loan) 2001–02 12 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
Blackpool 2001–02 21 8 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 23 11
2002–03 32 4 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 38 4
2003–04 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Northampton (loan) 2003–04 12 4 4 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 19 8
Oxford Utd (loan) 2003–04 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Oxford Utd 2003–04 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Bristol Rovers 2004–05 27 10 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 32 14
2005–06 46 20 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 52 21
2006–07 49 16 5 4 1 1 5 1 0 0 60 22
2007–08 24 4 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 31 4
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2008–09 27 5 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 32 6
Burton Albion 2009–10 17 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 20 3
2010–11 18 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 19 2
Solihull Moors 2011–12 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Career total 347 87 24 8 10 2 24 11 2 1 408 109

Honours[edit]

with Crewe Alexandra
Bristol Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trolls firm over Walker". bristolrovers.co.uk. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Walker off to Shrews". bristolrovers.co.uk. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Walker released". burtonalbionfc.co.uk. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.bluesqnorth.com/story/0,20970,12305_7174155,00.html
  5. ^ http://www.soccerway.com/matches/2011/09/10/england/conference-n--s/boston-united-fc/solihull-moors-fc/1139725/
  6. ^ http://www.soccerway.com/players/richard-walker/50769/

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