MATT RICHARDS



Full Name: Matthew Lee Richards

Dob: 26-12-1984

Pob: Harlow, Essex, GB

Position: Midfielder

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

SeasonTot AppsTot Goals
2000-01 0 0
2001-02 0 0
2002-03 12(5) 0
2003-04 47(3) 1
2004-05 17(11) 1
2005-06 33(7) 4
2006-07 23(9) 3
2007-08 0 0
2008-09 1 0
TOTALS 133(35) 9

Career Appearance Record

ClubDate SignedDate LeftFee
Ipswich Town July 1995 June 2009 Academy
Brighton & Hove Albion September 2007 December 2007 On Loan
Brighton & Hove Albion January 2008 May 2008 On Loan
Brighton & Hove Albion July 2008 January 2009 On Loan
Leyton Orient July 2009 July 2009 On Trial
Walsall July 2009 July 2009 On Trial
Walsall August 2009 June 2011 Free
Shrewsbury Town July 2011 June 2013 Free
Cheltenham Town July 2013 June 2015 Free
Dagenham & Redbridge August 2015 May 2016 Free
Bath City November 2017 - Free

(18) Comments

  • Matt Richards has joined League Two side Dagenham and Redbridge on a one-year deal.

  • Being released by Cheltenham- summer 2015

  • Has joined Cheltenham on a 2 year deal - July 2013

  • Has been made Club Captain at Shrewsbury for 12/13 season

  • Scored his first goal for Shrewsbury yesterday (Oct 8th) in a 3-2 home win against Barnet

  • Has joined Shrewsbury Town having left Walsall at the end of last season. Richards joins the Shrews on a two-year contract.

  • Currently on trial at Walsall, Richards played in Saturday afternoon`s 2-2 draw with WBA

  • Will not be offered a permanent deal at Leyton Orient after a short trial period in East London

  • Went on Orient`s pre season tour to Ireland but has not been offered a contract by the London club

  • According to Sky Sports Richards is on trial at Leyton Orient

  • Was released by the club on Wednesday (14-05-2009)

  • At 17 became the youngest player to represent Town in European competition when he made his debut Avenir Beggen in Luxembourg in August 2002.

  • Returned to Brighton, where he will stay on loan till the end of the season.

  • Loan at Brighton extended for a third month

  • Richard`s loan spell at Brighton has been extended for a further month

  • Joining Brighton on a months loan

  • Andy Richards Tuesday 10-08-2004

    Matt`s date of birth is 26 December 1984 (boxing day) not the 12th. Also he was born in Harlow. [dob corrected - thank you]

  • Matt was born in Harlow, and was spotted by one of the Town coaches whilst playing for Harlow Sports Centre.

Contract Info

  • Matt Richards joined Ipswich Town in July 1995 + Signed Schoolboy Forms

    He became an Ipswich Town Full Academy Player in July 2001 + Signed A 2 Year Scholarship ( Until June 2003 ).

    He signed a 2 + Half Year Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in January 2002 ( Until June 2004 )

    He signed a 2 Year Extended Contract with Ipswich Town in June 2003 ( Until June 2006 )

    He signed a 3 Year Extended Contract with Ipswich Town in February 2006 ( Until June 2009 )

    He joined Brighton & Hove Albion from Ipswich Town in September 2007 - On A 1 Month Loan ( Until October 2007 ) + The Loan Period Was Extended ( Until December 2007 )

    He rejoined Brighton & Hove Albion from Ipswich Town in January 2008 - On A Loan ( Until The End Of The 2007 / 08 Season )

    He rejoined Brighton & Hove Albion from Ipswich Town in July 2008 - On A Loan ( Until January 2009 )

    He was released by Ipswich Town in June 2009 - Because He Was Not Offered A New Contract

    He joined Walsall from Ipswich Town in August 2009 - On A Free Transfer + Signed A 2 Year Contract ( Until June 2011 )

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