|Date of birth||12 March 1969|
|Place of birth||Halifax|
Richardson was very much the unsung hero of Chesterfield's promotion campaign in 2000-01.
Having fought a lengthy battle to overcome injuries, he joined the Spireites in August 2000 and settled down well in the midfield, providing a firm platform for other less experienced players.
Richardson used his vision to great effect and also did much of the ball winning for Marcus Ebdon.
As the campaign progressed his stamina improved and he developed into a great asset for the club.
Chesterfield's assistant manager extended his playing contract at Saltergate by a further year in June 2003.
|Team||Joined||Left||Loan / Trialist|
|Halifax Town||06 Jul 1987||09 Feb 1989|
|Watford||09 Feb 1989||15 Aug 1990|
|Blackburn Rovers||15 Aug 1990||16 Sep 1992|
|Aberdeen||16 Sep 1992||12 Aug 1994|
|Oldham Athletic||12 Aug 1994||24 Oct 1997|
|Stockport County||15 Aug 1997||15 Sep 1997||L|
|Huddersfield Town||24 Oct 1997||31 Jan 2000|
|Bury||27 Aug 1999||27 Sep 1999||L|
|Livingston||03 Feb 2000||10 Aug 2000|
|Chesterfield||10 Aug 2000||30 Jun 2004|
|1991-92||Blackburn Rovers||League Division Two Play-Offs||1||
|1994-95||Oldham Athletic||FA Cup||1|
|1997-98||Huddersfield Town||FA Cup||
|2000-01||Chesterfield||LDV Vans Trophy||2|
|2000-01||Chesterfield||League Division 3||30||
|2001-02||Chesterfield||LDV Vans Trophy||2|
|2001-02||Chesterfield||League Division 2||13||
|2002-03||Chesterfield||LDV Vans Trophy||1|
|2002-03||Chesterfield||League Division 2||
Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.
|10 May 1992||Blackburn Rovers v Derby County||W||4-2||League Division Two Play-Offs||Semi-final 1st leg|
|13 May 1992||Derby County v Blackburn Rovers||L||
|League Division Two Play-Offs||Semi-final 2nd leg|
|25 May 1992||Blackburn Rovers v Leicester City||W||1-0||League Division Two Play-Offs||Final|
Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.