Ritchie Hanlon

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Ritchie Hanlon
Personal information
Full name Richard Kenneth Hanlon
Date of birth (1978-05-26) 26 May 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Wembley, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hayes & Yeading United (joint manager)
Youth career
1994–1996 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Southend United 2 (0)
1997–1998 Welling United ? (15)
1998 Rushden & Diamonds ? (?)
1998–2001 Peterborough United 47 (3)
1999 Welling United (loan) ? (?)
1999 Welling United (loan) 19 (11)
2001–2004 Rushden & Diamonds 62 (7)
2004 Stevenage Borough 18 (2)
2004 Lincoln City (loan) 1 (0)
2004–2005 Lincoln City 11 (1)
2005 Weymouth 4 (0)
2005–2007 Cambridge United 37 (3)
Teams managed
2007 St Albans City
2012–2016 Kings Langley (joint manager with Paul Hughes)
2016– Hayes & Yeading United (joint manager with Paul Hughes)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:58, 8 April 2009 (UTC).

Richard Kenneth "Ritchie" Hanlon (born 26 May 1978) is a retired English footballer, who played as a midfielder. He played in the Football League with Southend United, Peterborough United, Rushden & Diamonds and Lincoln City. Hanlon also played non-League football with Welling United, Stevenage Borough, Weymouth and Cambridge United. He was forced to retire aged 28 with a knee injury.

Hanlon had a stint in 2007 managing St Albans City in the Conference South. He also had a couple of season managing his sons Abbots Langley Youth U7's-U8's. In July 2012, he was appointed as joint manager alongside Paul Hughes at Kings Langley in the Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Hanlon made his debut for Southend United in the First Division on 18 January 1997, away to Sheffield United in the 3–0 defeat.[1] After just two League appearances for Southend,[2] he then dropped down into the Conference National with Welling United in 1997.[2] In 1998, Hanlon joined Rushden & Diamonds and then Peterborough United in December.[2] He made his debut for Peterborough in the 3–1 home win against Scarborough in Division Three, replacing Matthew Etherington as a substitute in the 87th minute.[3] Whilst on the books with Peterborough, Hanlon had two spells on loan with non-League club Welling United. He then joined Rushden & Diamonds in 2001, where he made 62 appearances scoring seven goals in three-years.[2] Hanlon joined Stevenage Borough in June 2004 along with Dannie Bulman from Wycombe Wanderers.[4] He played 18 games in the Conference National for Stevenage, scoring twice.[2] In December 2004, Lincoln City signed Hanlon on a one-month loan deal, after being transfer listed by Stevenage manager, Graham Westley.[5] His move was made permanent days later.[2][6] After his time at Lincoln, he moved to Conference South club Weymouth where he made four appearances before joining Cambridge United in September 2005.[7][8] Hanlon made 37 appearances, scoring three goals for Cambridge in two seasons in the Conference National. He was forced to retire in January 2007 due to a persistent knee injury.[9]

Managerial career[edit]

At age 29,[10] Hanlon was appointed manager of Conference South outfit St Albans City in May 2007,[11] but lasted only 10 games before being released in September.[12] In July 2012, he was appointed as manager of Kings Langley of the Spartan South Midlands League Division One helping the club to three consecutive promotions, reaching the Southern League Premier Division in 2016.

In November 2016, Hanlon moved with Hughes to Hayes & Yeading.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fixtures/Results: Sheff Utd 3 – 0 Southend". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Players: Ritchie Hanlon". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Fixtures/Results: Peterborough 3 – 1 Scarborough". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Stevenage bolster midfield". BBC Sport. 24 June 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Lincoln seal loan deal for Hanlon". BBC Sport. 17 December 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "Hanlon poised for Lincoln switch". BBC Sport. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  7. ^ "Ritchie Hanlon – In Focus". Cambridge United F.C. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  8. ^ "Hanlon joins U's". Non-League Daily. 2 September 2005. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  9. ^ "Cambridge star Hanlon has to quit". BBC Sport. 14 January 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  10. ^ "Hanlon handed U's post". Non-League Daily. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  11. ^ "Ritchie Hanlon profile...". St Albans City F.C. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  12. ^ "St Albans dismiss manager Hanlon". BBC Sport. 25 September 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  13. ^ http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/sport/14842723.Interim_Kings_boss_has_nothing_but_praise_for_Hanlon_and_Hughes/

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