Kieran Richardson
Kieran Richardson
Kieran Edward Richardson is an English footballer who plays for Fulham. He is a left winger, but has proven to be versatile, having also played as a left-back, right winger, central midfielder and recently as a support striker.
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West Ham United vs. Fulham: Final score 3-0, Irons hammer Fulham with three second half goals
Yahoo News - about 3 years
After a physical and tight first half, West Ham pulled away with a three goals in the second half to earn full points over Fulham. Fulham made a game of it in the first half but fell apart in the second half as West Ham pulled away thanks to a three goal explosion. Mohamed Diamé got things going just three minutes into the second half and each of the two Coles scored late goals to secure the result. Things got physical early and nearly cost Fulham in the 8th minute when Kieran Richardson was booked for hacking down Stewart Downing, setting up a short free kick on the right, just outside of the Fulham box for West Ham. James Collins worked his way in between two Fulham defenders and headed Downing's cross down hard off the ground but it bounced wide of the post.
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Sunderland v Fulham: Latest team news
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 4 years
Fulham’s Simon Davies has overcome a knee injury and could play his first game in almost a year at Sunderland on Saturday. Fellow midfielders Kerim Frei and Kieran Richardson have recovered from their respective pelvis and calf injuries but Mahamadou Diarra (knee) is out. Young midfielder Buomesca Tue Na Banga and Ajax loanee Eyong Enoh are also available after knee injuries. Provisional squad: Schwarzer, Somogyi, Etheridge, Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Senderos, Riise, Dejagah, Baird, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Frimpong, Davies, Richardson, Frei, Mesca, Enoh, Berbatov, Sidwell, Duff, Ruiz, Emanuelson, Rodallega, Petric.
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Berbatov and Richardson set for Fulham
Yahoo News - over 4 years
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is close to joining Fulham along with Sunderland midfielder Kieran Richardson, the London club said on Thursday. Former Bulgarian international Berbatov was expected to move to Fiorentina but the Serie A team said he failed to turn up for a scheduled meeting in Italy on Wednesday. "Berbatov is finishing his medical and if everything is good he will be one of our players," coach Martin Jol told the club's website ( "There were a lot of clubs interested but we were able and capable of getting him. ...
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Football transfer gossip (August 28): Sunderland, Everton, Spurs
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
Check out latest football transfer gossip around the leagues. Is your favourite player tipped for a move? Liverpool want Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, 22, and will sell midfielders Charlie Adam, 26, and Stewart Downing, 28, to raise the funds to buy him. Full story: Daily Mirror Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole, 30, could be set for a shock return to West Ham before the end of the transfer window. Full story: talkSPORT Manchester City are closing in on Fiorentina’s 19-year-old Serbia defender Matija Nastasic, with Montenegro defender Stefan Savic, 21, - plus cash - going the other way. Full story: Gazetta dello Sport QPR are set to complete the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 32, from Inter Milan. Full story: Daily Mail Tottenham hope to complete the triple signing of Moussa Dembele, 25, from Fulham, Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 25, and Shakhtar Donetsk striker Willian, 24. Full story: The Times (subscription only) Genk’s 21-year-old inter ...
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Fergie brushes off City power shift talk
Free Malaysia Today - almost 5 years
Sir Alex Ferguson has brushed off talk of a new order in English football as bitter rivals Manchester City prepare to snatch his team’s Premier League crown. Manchester United travel to Sunderland on Sunday knowing that a City victory over Queens Park Rangers at Eastlands will effectively clinch the title for Roberto Mancini’s side. City’s unprecedented financial might has prompted talk of a power shift in English football after decades of domination by Ferguson’s United. However, the United manager is adamant that now is not the time for major analysis about the wider meaning of his team’s failure to scoop a record 20th title after being in pole position a few weeks ago. “I think we can think about that after the events and analyse it properly,” said Ferguson. “There’s no point doing it now as nothing’s been decided and it’s the last game of the season, which is fantastic for the neutral and the media but agony for both clubs.” However, Ferguson denied that missing out on ...
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Power shift talk irks Fergie
IOL - almost 5 years
Sir Alex Ferguson has brushed off talk of a new order in English football as bitter rivals Man City prepare to take the title. ||| Manchester, United Kingdom – Sir Alex Ferguson has brushed off talk of a new order in English football as bitter rivals Manchester City prepare to snatch his team's Premier League crown. Manchester United travel to Sunderland on Sunday knowing that a City victory over Queens Park Rangers at Eastlands will effectively clinch the title for Roberto Mancini's side. City's unprecedented financial might has prompted talk of a power shift in English football after decades of domination by Ferguson's United. However, the United manager is adamant that now is not the time for major analysis about the wider meaning of his team's failure to scoop a record 20th title after being in pole position a few weeks ago. “I think we can think about that after the events and analyse it properly,” said Ferguson. “There's no point doing it now as nothing's been decid ...
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'Now I have Jesus in my life I feel good in my heart': Sunderland star Kieran Richardson speaks out about his faith
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
The 27-year-old England international told a 100-strong congregation in Langley Moor, County Durham, how he previously went 'off the rails' but the church helped him re-focus.
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Sunderland star aims for top 10 finish ahead of Fulham trip
Hartlepool Mail - almost 5 years
FRAIZER Campbell insists Sunderland’s hopes of a top 10 finish remain alive despite their failure to beat three of the bottom six. The Black Cats head to Craven Cottage on Sunday a point adrift of 10th placed West Brom and four shy of ninth placed Fulham. Successive draws against Wolves, Aston Villa and Bolton have hampered Sunderland’s hopes of a second successive finish in the top half of the Premier League table. And with Fulham suffering just four home defeats all season and Sunderland facing title-challenging Manchester United on the final day of the season, Martin O’Neill’s men may come to regret their inability to take maximum points from last month’s meetings with the top flight’s strugglers. But Campbell, expected to continue on the right-hand side of midfield on Sunday, says the top 10 remains a realistic goal, even though Fulham’s win at Liverpool on Tuesday night gave has given Martin Jol’s men some breathing space from the bottom half. Campbell told SportMail: “To be ...
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Welcome to Squeaky Bum Time
Irish Examiner - almost 5 years
The two Manchester clubs find themselves locked together on 83 points at the summit of the Premier League standings following City's 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium last night. The next fortnight is fraught with danger as the title race reaches its conclusion. This really is Squeaky Bum time. Sunday 6th May 2012 Newcastle United v Man City Newcastle United are the form team of the Premier League having amassed 14 points from their last six home fixtures and winning five of their previous six away ties. Alan Pardew's side suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Wigan Athletic last time out and the Toon Army will demand a reaction from their players when City visits St. James' Park at the weekend. Newcastle's hopes of finishing in the top four suffered a huge setback at the DW Stadium and a difficult away fixture at a resurgent Chelsea on Wednesday evening is unlikely to help the Magpies cause. Vincent Kompany's headed goal saw off Manchester United on Monday night and the stern look on ...
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VIDEO: Big match preview - Wigan v Newcastle, Sunderland v Bolton
Shields Gazette - almost 5 years
NEWCASTLE United and Sunderland are both involved this weekend in matches which could have a huge bearing on who is relegated from the Premier League. The Magpies - on a run of six straight league wins - head to the DW Stadium to face relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic. Despite being 17th, the Latics have picked up 19 points from their last 12 games- beating Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal- which suggests things won’t be easy as some may expect. But Newcastle are fourth in the table with four games left, and a Champions League spot in their sights, and their own form is even more impressive than their opponents’. With 11 goals since his January move to Tyneside, Papiss Cisse will be spearheading the Newcastle attack on the hunt for more goals as Alan Pardew’s men aim to seal a Champions League spot for the first time in almost 10 years. Meanwhile, Sunderland take on Bolton Wanderers at the Stadium of Light, and fans will be hoping to at least see some goals. Mart ...
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Sunderland’s Seb Larsson and Kieran Richardson out for the rest of the seasonb
Sunderland Echo - almost 5 years
SEB Larsson and Kieran Richardson are out for the rest of the season after undergoing hernia operations.
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Finding God changed my life: Ex-Manchester United footballer Kieran Richardson goes public with his Christian faith
Manchester Evening News - almost 5 years
Sunderland star Kieran Richardson, whose 'snooty' attitude to Manchester United fans led to him being sold by Sir Alex Ferguson, says Christianity changed his life and he is preparing to speak publicly about his faith.
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Football transfer gossip (April 17): Newcastle United, Stoke City, Swansea City
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 5 years
Check out latest football transfer gossip around the leagues. Is your favourite player tipped for a move? Newcastle boss Alan Pardew travelled to the Netherlands over the weekend to watch in-demand Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen. The Belgium international, 24, has also been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City. Full story: Daily Telegraph Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is planning a swoop for Wolves striker Steven Fletcher, who is set to move on if the Molineux club are relegated. The Scotland striker cost £7m from Burnley in 2010. Full story: Daily Mirror Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, 25, has been targeted by QPR boss Mark Hughes in a £4m summer move - should the Hoops stay up and the Midlands club are relegated. Full story: Daily Star The agent of Manchester United defender Fabio da Silva has confirmed the Brazilian is set to move to Portuguese side Benfica on loan. Full story: Daily Telegraph Swansea’s on-loan midfielder Gylfi S ...
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Reading want Kieran Richardson and Matt Phillips
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Reading boss Brian McDermott is weighing up a £2million bid for Sunderland’s Kieran Richardson as he makes plans for the Premier League. Reading could go up on Tuesday night
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kieran Richardson
  • 2016
    Age 31
    After Aston Villa's relegation from the Premier League, on 10 June 2016, it was announced that Richardson would leave Aston Villa on the expiry of his contract.
    More Details Hide Details During his stay at West Brom, he won his first cap for the England under-21 team on 8 February 2005 in a friendly match against the Netherlands. After a series of convincing performances for West Brom, he won a late call-up for England's trip to the United States at the end of 2004–05. He started the match against the United States and scored twice on his England debut, including one directly from a free kick. He earned praise from England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson, who described Richardson's debut as "fantastic". He also appeared as a substitute on England's second match in the United States against Colombia.
  • 2014
    Age 29
    On 13 December 2014, Richardson saw a late challenge on Sessegnon get a straight red card.
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    On 11 July 2014, Richardson signed for Aston Villa on a two-year contract and was reunited with his former manager at Sunderland, Roy Keane, who was Villa's assistant manager at the time.
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut in a 1–0 victory against Stoke. Richardson got his first assist in a 2–1 victory against Hull City at Villa Park, sliding in a low cross which Andreas Weimann slotted home from 10 yards.
  • 2012
    Age 27
    On 31 August 2012, Richardson signed for Fulham from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee, reported to be approximately £2 million.
    More Details Hide Details He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw against Southampton on 7 October.
    On 18 February 2012, he scored his first FA Cup goal for the club against Arsenal at the Stadium of Light in the fifth round in which he scored the first goal in Sunderland's 2–0 win.
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  • 2011
    Age 26
    Under new manager Martin O'Neill, Richardson began to make impressive progress after being shifted into his preferred left wing position, making another contribution in his team's 3–2 victory away to Queens Park Rangers on 21 December 2011 after setting up two goals from corner kicks.
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    In this match against Wolves on 4 December 2011, Richardson scored the opening goal, a long range shot from the left, and celebrated by removing his shirt, revealing a T-shirt with the slogan "I belong to Jesus".
    More Details Hide Details He was booked for removing his shirt. Sunderland went on to lose the match 2–1.
    Richardson's first goal of 2011–12 came in a 2–1 defeat at Norwich.
    More Details Hide Details Richardson was on target again in a defeat at Wolves under caretaker manager Eric Black, following Steve Bruce's departure.
  • 2010
    Age 25
    In the build up to 2010–11, Richardson committed his future to the club by signing a new three-year contract.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after, he became first-choice left-back at the club citing Brazilian full-back Maicon as inspiration for taking up his new position, saying "I watched the World Cup and saw the way guys like Maicon were bombing forward – and I thought "I can do that". He opened his scoring account for the season on 22 January away to Blackpool scoring two goals in the first half. After deploying him in an attacking role, Sunderland manager Steve Bruce hailed Richardson's versatility saying "I must have asked him to play in five or six positions this season and certainly in that position he enjoys it, it’s something he revels in". He then added "He was the outstanding player on the pitch. In the first half he was brilliant, his pace was superb." Richardson scored directly from a free kick in Sunderland's next game, a 4–2 home defeat to Chelsea. Richardson made his 100th Premier League appearance for Sunderland at home to Tottenham Hotspur on 12 February, assisting Asamoah Gyan's opener in a 2–1 defeat.
  • 2009
    Age 24
    Richardson scored his first goal of 2009–10 with an equaliser against West Ham United, which ended 2–2.
    More Details Hide Details Richardson was used in several positions throughout the season, whilst predominantly featuring in central midfield he also played at left-back – his performances there led to many touting him as a surprise World Cup inclusion.
    Richardson attracted interest from Bolton Wanderers in the 2009 January transfer window, but manager Ricky Sbragia insisted that he was not for sale.
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  • 2008
    Age 23
    On 25 October 2008, Richardson scored the winning goal in the Tyne–Wear derby, with a free kick.
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    On 23 August 2008, Richardson scored against Tottenham Hotspur in the 56th minute, in a 2–1 win at White Hart Lane.
    More Details Hide Details Richardson took a free kick that hit the post three times at Fulham on 18 October, and later had another free kick disallowed as Pascal Chimbonda was adjudged to be pushing in the wall.
    Richardson scored two goals in the 2–0 win against Portsmouth at the Stadium of Light on 13 January 2008, also striking the bar to miss out on his hat-trick.
    More Details Hide Details Since then he suffered a hamstring injury in training then this injury recurred in Sunderland's 3–0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
  • 2007
    Age 22
    He went on to make further appearances for the England U21 squad, for whom he was eligible to play until the end of the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, where he made three appearances.
    More Details Hide Details However, he has neither started nor scored for the England senior team since his debut. Richardson became a Christian in 2007 and said, "I just want to praise Jesus Christ and go to heaven. That's all I care about". Manchester United
    He scored his first goal for Sunderland on 29 December 2007 against Bolton Wanderers.
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    On 16 July 2007, Richardson joined Sunderland for an undisclosed fee, reported to be in the region of £5.5 million.
    More Details Hide Details He signed a four-year contract with Sunderland, under the management of his former United captain Roy Keane. After an indifferent start, it was discovered that he had a stress fracture of the spine. This led to him being out of action for almost four months.
  • 2006
    Age 21
    In 2006–07, he continued to be selected by newly appointed England manager Steve McClaren and made several substitute appearances.
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    He then made two further substitute appearances during England's World Cup qualifiers against Wales in Cardiff and Austria at Old Trafford. The latter was his home England debut. However, he was not selected by Sven-Göran Eriksson in England's 2006 World Cup squad.
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    After earning senior caps, Richardson also returned to the under-21 squad, playing in both legs of the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification play-off against France, which they lost 3–2 on aggregate.
    More Details Hide Details The decisive goal came in the 85th minute of the second leg, when Richardson brought down Lassana Diarra in the box and the resulting penalty was converted.
    In 2006–07, Richardson's chances to establish himself in the first team were limited, mainly playing in the League Cup and the FA Cup.
    More Details Hide Details However, Richardson felt Alex Ferguson's wrath as the youngster shouldered some of the blame for United's below-par performance against Crewe Alexandra in the League Cup. Ferguson publicly declared that Richardson and others would benefit from spending some time in United's reserve team. He scored one of United's goals in the 4–1 FA Cup semi-final win over Watford, that put them into the final at the new Wembley Stadium.
  • 2005
    Age 20
    In October 2005, Richardson celebrated his 21st birthday by signing a new four-year contract with United.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to appear 36 times and score six goals that season.
    He made his break in Manchester United's first eleven in September 2005, when he appeared as an emergency left-back, in place of the injured Gabriel Heinze.
    More Details Hide Details He soon returned to midfield however, where he made several good performances.
    At the start 2005–06, Richardson declined a further loan spell at West Brom in an attempt to win a regular place at Old Trafford.
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  • 2004
    Age 19
    During 2004–05, he started to become more involved with the first team.
    More Details Hide Details He had already made nine appearances and scored one goal during the first half of the season. However, during the January transfer window, Alex Ferguson decided to loan him out in order for him to gain more first team experience. Richardson was linked with a loan move to Norwich City, but Ferguson said there was no chance as other players had gone on loan. However, when former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson, manager of West Bromwich Albion, enquired about loaning Richardson, the deal was done straight away. Under Robson, Richardson made an instant impact on West Brom's quest to escape relegation. He was a regular in West Brom's first eleven, playing in central midfield. He scored three goals from 12 appearances as West Bromwich successfully avoided relegation, despite starting the final day of the season on the bottom of the table.
  • 2003
    Age 18
    At the start 2003–04, he was given squad number 23.
    More Details Hide Details This suggested that he may be more involved with the first team than during the previous season. However, during this season he failed to stake his claim for the first team. He only appeared three times, all of them in League Cup and FA Cup.
    He also played a role in Manchester United's youth team's win of the 2003 FA Youth Cup.
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  • 2002
    Age 17
    Richardson enjoyed his first breakthrough during the 2002–03 season appearing nine times and scoring a goal for the first team.
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    He then scored his first goal for United in the League Cup on 5 November 2002 against Leicester City.
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    Subsequently, he made his first appearance for Manchester United on 23 October 2002 when coming on as a late substitute in a match against Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League.
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    During summer 2002, Richardson was fully involved with the first team during their pre-season.
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  • 2001
    Age 16
    He then moved to West Ham United where he would begin training professionally. However, before he made his debut for the Londoners, he was signed by Manchester United in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details During his first season at Manchester United, Richardson established his place as a regular on United's reserve team. He was given squad number 42 for the first team, but he failed to make his debut with them.
  • 1984
    Born on October 21, 1984.
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