Steve Richards (footballer)

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Steve Richards
Personal information
Full name Steve Richards
Date of birth (1961-10-24) 24 October 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1983 Hull City 58 (2)
1983 Grantham Town
1984 Goole Town
1984 Gainsborough Trinity
1984–1985 York City 7 (0)
1985–1986 Lincoln City 21 (0)
1986–1987 Cambridge United 4 (2)
1987–1991 Scarborough 164 (13)
1991–1992 Halifax Town 25 (0)
1992–1993 Doncaster Rovers 38 (3)
1993–2000 Guiseley
Total 317 (20)
Teams managed
1998–1999 Gainsborough Trinity
2000–2001 Frickley Athletic
2001– Goole
2003–2005 Ossett Town
200?– Hall Road Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steve Richards (born 24 October 1961 in Dundee) is a former Scottish professional footballer.

In August 1998 he succeeded Ernie Moss as manager of Gainsborough Trinity. He, along with his assistant Paul Olsson, resigned from the post on 7 October 1999 following the fall out from Trinity's FA Cup Third Qualifying Round Replay 2–1 defeat at home to Droylsden two days previously which saw Trinity players Mick Norbury and Neil Lacey sent-off: Lacey for a late tackle which caused the Droyslden bench to invade the pitch and Norbury after the final whistle.

In October 2000 he was appointed manager at Frickley Athletic with the club struggling at the foot of the Northern Premier League Premier Division with just six points from 14 league games.[1] He subsequently guided the club to the First Round proper of the FA Cup as well as ensuring the club avoided relegation with a last day victory at Lancaster City giving the club 45 points from 44 matches.

In September 2001, following a run of eight games without a win,[2] he resigned his post at Frickley Athletic,[1] but wasted no time in finding a new club as he succeeded Peter Daniel as manager of Goole.[3]

In October 2003 he was appointed manager at Ossett Town with the club rock bottom of the Northern Premier League Division One with just three points from 13 games but Richards managed to steer them to fourteenth place by the end of the season.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Richards goes at Frickley". 18 September 2001. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lewis the hero as managerless Frickley win at last". 19 September 2001. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Marrow in at Frickley – for the time being". 24 September 2001. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ossett Town gain premier place". 8 June 2004. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 

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