Tom Richardson (footballer)

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Tom Richardson
Personal information
Date of birth 1891
Place of birth Worksop, England
Playing position Right back / left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1908–1910 Worksop Town
1910–1911 Retford Town
1911–1916 Sheffield United 2 (0)
1919–1929 Worksop Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tom Richardson (1891 – after 1929) was an English footballer who played as a full back and spent the majority of his career at Worksop Town. He did have a three-year spell in the Football League with Sheffield United but managed only a handful of appearances in that time. He was born in Worksop.


Richardson started his career with Worksop Town, spent a season at Retford Town, and eventually arrived at Sheffield United.[1] He failed to succeed at what was then one of the top sides in the country and made only a couple of appearances in the Football League and a handful more during wartime football.[1]

Richardson had initially worked in Manton Colliery and enlisted in the army during the Second World War,[1] he returned to Worksop Town on his discharge where he spend ten years as a mainstay of the side, captaining it for much of that time.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. p. 271. ISBN 978-1-874718-69-7.