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Kieran Richardson

Defender

Profile

  • Age: 29 years old (21 October 1984)
  • Place of Birth: Greenwich, London
  • Nationality: English
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 69kg
  • Debut: 1 September 2012: West Ham United 3-0 Fulham (Barclays Premier League)
  • Previous Club(s): West Ham United, Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion (loan), Sunderland

Biography

Fulham announced the signing of Kieran Richardson from Sunderland on a three-year deal, with an additional year’s option, for an undisclosed fee on 31st August 2012.

The midfielder made 149 appearances for the Black Cats after signing from Manchester United in 2007 shortly after lifting the Premier League trophy.

Richardson, born in Greenwich, London, has eight international caps and scored two goals on his England debut in a 2-1 win against the USA in 2005.

The star’s career began as a youngster at West Ham United, before Manchester United stepped in to seal a move to Old Trafford.

Injuries disrupted his first season at the Cottage somewhat, but Richardson still managed to impress with his all-round play. Reliable in defence when selected at left-back, he also scored some valuable goals; firstly at St Mary's with what looked as though would be the winner against Southampton, and a stoppage-time stunner in the FA Cup with Budweiser clash at Blackpool which took us to extra-time.

Overall
Minutes played 2,257
Appearances 29
Substitutions (On / Off) 2 / 8
Offence
Goals 3
Minutes per goal 752.3
 »  Right Foot / Left Foot 1 / 2
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 2 / 1
Shooting Accuracy  (On Target / Off Target) 5 / 12
Free Kicks 3
Chances Created 18
Assists 2
Corners (Successful) 1
Crosses (Successful) 15
Offsides 4
Dribbles (Successful) 16
Corners Won 11
Movement
Touches 1,411
Passes (Successful) 635
 »  Short (Successful) 587
 »  Long (Successful) 48
Throw-ins (Successful) 121
Defence
Clean Sheets 3
Goals Conceded 45
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 37 / 8
Tackles (Won) 46
Last Man Tackle 1
Interceptions 39
Blocks 5
Clearances 97
Goal-line Clearances 1
Duels (Won) 123
 »  Ground Duels (Won) 88
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 35
Discipline
Fouls (Committed / Suffered) 17 / 15
Bookings 5
Sent Off -
Handballs 2