Ricky Otto

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Ricky Otto
Personal information
Full name Ricky Junior Otto[1]
Date of birth (1967-11-09) 9 November 1967 (age 52)[1]
Place of birth Hackney, England[2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[3]
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1990 Haringey Borough
1990–1993 Leyton Orient 56 (13)
1993–1994 Southend United 64 (17)
1994–1998 Birmingham City 45 (6)
1996Charlton Athletic (loan) 7 (0)
1997Peterborough United (loan) 16 (4)
1997Notts County (loan) 4 (0)
2001 Halesowen Town
2001 Bloxwich United
2001 Romulus
2002 Rhyl 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ricky Junior Otto (born 9 November 1967) is an English former footballer.

Born in the London Borough of Hackney, he began his career with amateur side Haringey Borough, where his performances in midfield caught the eye of Leyton Orient. They signed him in 1990. His subsequent performances there alerted Southend United manager Barry Fry, who paid £100,000 to bring him to Roots Hall in 1993.

Otto followed Fry to Birmingham City for £800,000 in 1994 but never really settled at the club, having spells on loan at Charlton Athletic, Peterborough United and Notts County. He was however part of the side that won the 1995 Football League Trophy Final and set up the winning goal for Paul Tait.[4] He has the conspicuous record of having scored both goals in a 1–1 draw on his debut against Cambridge United.[1] Released in 1998, he had a spell in non-League football before signing for Rhyl in 2002.

After retiring from football, Otto trained and worked as a probation officer, and went on to found a consultancy working with offenders and those at risk of offending. He became a Christian, and took a degree in theology.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
  2. ^ "Ricky Otto". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  3. ^ Sewell, Albert, ed. (1996). News of the World Football Annual 1996–97. London: Invincible Press. p. 401. ISBN 978-0-00-218737-4.
  4. ^ Dick, Brian (29 May 2015). "Birmingham City: We've been to Wembley too – part four". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Posh diary: Former Posh star still enjoying a life of crime". Peterborough Telegraph. 15 December 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  6. ^ "About us". and "Profiles". Living Xperience Consultancy. Retrieved 23 December 2014.

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