Shakes playing for Boreham Wood in 2016
|Full name||Ricky Ulric Shakes|
|Date of birth||25 January 1985|
|Place of birth||Brixton, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2005||→ Bristol Rovers (loan)||2||(0)|
|2005||→ Bury (loan)||7||(2)|
|2006||Trinidad and Tobago||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2017 (UTC).
Born in Brixton, Shakes began his career at Bolton Wanderers in 2004, and made his debut in an FA Cup third-round replay against Tranmere Rovers in January 2004, scoring a last-minute equaliser to take the match into extra time. He failed to make a league appearance for Bolton, and after spells on loan with Bristol Rovers and Bury, joined Swindon Town in July 2005. Shakes made almost 70 league appearances in two seasons at Swindon but was released at the end of the 2006–07 season.
He joined Brentford in August 2007 after training with the club during the summer and scored a late goal on his debut in September 2007 to give Brentford victory at Bury. However, after making 39 league appearances, he was released at the end of the 2007–08 season.
He joined Conference Premier club Ebbsfleet United in July 2008. In August 2010 it was reported that he was on trial with English Football League club Stockport County, before re-signing for Ebbsfleet a few weeks into the season.
Having scored 11 goals for Ebbsfleet in the 2010–11 season, he added to that statistic by scoring 8 goals in 40 league appearances for the club during the 2011–2012 season. On 28 June 2012, Shakes signed for Kidderminster Harriers. Shakes made 17 appearances for Kidderminster in the 2012–13 season, helping the club finish second in the Conference Premier.
On 3 July 2013, Shakes signed for Boreham Wood, with the club fighting off stiff competition from several other clubs to land his signature. Shakes suffered a serious knee injury in pre-season training and is expected to be out for 6 months 
In October 2011, Shakes was then called up to Guyana for their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Barbados and Bermuda. Originally, Shakes failed to meet FIFA's age regulations for changing international allegiance, however, Guyana won an appeal in 2010 which allowed him to do so. He made his debut for Guyana in a 2–0 away win against Barbados on 7 October 2011, before scoring his first goal four days later in a 1–1 draw with Bermuda.
Shakes' third international appearance came in the 2–1 victory over Trinidad & Tobago on 11 November 2011 which sealed Guyana's qualification to the third round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. In that game, Shakes scored the first goal and created the second for Burnley's Leon Cort, before Kenwyne Jones' consolation for Trinidad & Tobago.
Shakes was eligible to play for Trinidad and Tobago through his mother's heritage, and Guyana through his father's birth.
- Scores and results list Guyana's goal tally first.
|1.||11 October 2011||Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda||Bermuda||1–1||1–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2.||11 November 2011||Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana||Trinidad and Tobago||1–0||2–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||10 June 2015||Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||2–1||2–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||4 June 2016||Addelita Cancryn Junior High School Ground, Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands||U.S. Virgin Islands||2–0||7–0||2017 Caribbean Cup qualification|
- Promotion to League One with Swindon Town in 2007
- Promotion to Conference National with Ebbsfleet United in 2011
- Promotion to Conference National with Boreham Wood in 2015
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- "Bury 1–2 Brentford". BBC Sport. 1 September 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2008.
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- "Bermuda 1–1 Guyana". FIFA.com. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
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- "Trinidad & Tobago vs Guyana 2011 WC Qualifier". YouTube. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
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