Richard Cresswell

Date of birth20 September 1977
Place of birthBridlington
NationalityEnglish
Weight74 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

Richard began his career at York City.

He struggled to establish himself as a regular and only did so after a loan spell at Mansfield Town at the end of the 1996-97 season.

After an outstanding 1998-99 season when he was capped for the England Under 21s, he was snapped up by Sheffield Wednesday for 950,000 in March 1999.

He made his debut against Coventry City and scored his first goal against Liverpool.

He was used mainly as a substitute in 1999-2000.

His lack of first team action saw him move to Leicester City afetr the first four games of the 2000-01 season for 750,000 in September.

Although he showed some lively form, he never quite grasped the opportunity.

He netted with a bullet header in the FA Cup Third Round tie against his old club York City but, having failed to establish himself in the first team at Filbert Street, he moved out on loan to Preston North End in March.

He found life easier in the First Division scoring on his debut just four minutes after coming on as a substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He also netted at Barnsley, and generally combined well with Jon Macken and David Healy.

Richard's contract at Preston was extended to June 2008 in August 2004.

He joined Leeds United in August 2005 with a four-year contract.

Richard's contract at Sheffield United was extended to June 2013 in June 2010 before he was made available for transfer in August 2012.

After a loan spell, he re-joined York City in July 2013 with a two-year contract.

Richard announced his retirement in December 2013 due to eye and knee problems.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 York City Coca-Cola League Cup
1
1998-99 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 1
6
1
1998-99 York City Worthington Cup 2
1999-00 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup
3
1999-00 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 2
18
1
3
1999-00 Sheffield Wednesday Worthington Cup 1
1
1
2000-01 Leicester City FA Cup
2
1
2000-01 Leicester City Premier League 3
5
1
2000-01 Leicester City UEFA Cup
2
2000-01 Leicester City Worthington Cup 1
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 5
6
2
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 Play-Offs 1
2
1
2000-01 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 1 4
1
2001-02 Preston North End FA Cup 1
1
2
1
2001-02 Preston North End League Division 1 27
13
13
3
2001-02 Preston North End Worthington Cup 1
1
1
2002-03 Preston North End League Division 1 42
16
7
2002-03 Preston North End Worthington Cup 3
1
2003-04 Preston North End Carling Cup 1
2003-04 Preston North End FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Preston North End League Division 1 41
4
2
9
1
2004-05 Preston North End Carling Cup 3
4
2004-05 Preston North End League Championship 46
16
8
2004-05 Preston North End League Championship Play-Offs 3
1
2005-06 Leeds United Carling Cup 1
2
2005-06 Leeds United FA Cup
2
2005-06 Leeds United League Championship 12
4
5
2005-06 Leeds United League Championship Play-Offs
2
1
1
2005-06 Preston North End League Championship 3
1
2006-07 Leeds United Carling Cup
1
2006-07 Leeds United League Championship 18
4
4
5
2007-08 Stoke City Carling Cup
1
1
1
2007-08 Stoke City FA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Stoke City League Championship 42
1
11
10
2008-09 Stoke City Carling Cup 4
1
2008-09 Stoke City Premier League 11
19
5
2009-10 Sheffield United FA Cup 2
1
2
2
2009-10 Sheffield United League Championship 28
3
12
6
2009-10 Stoke City Carling Cup 1
2009-10 Stoke City Premier League 1
1
2010-11 Sheffield United Carling Cup 1
2010-11 Sheffield United League Championship 30
5
5
1
2011-12 Sheffield United Carling Cup 2
1
2011-12 Sheffield United FA Cup 3
1
2011-12 Sheffield United Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2011-12 Sheffield United League One 32
10
9
7
2011-12 Sheffield United League One Play-Offs 1
1
2012-13 Sheffield United FA Cup
3
2012-13 Sheffield United Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2012-13 Sheffield United League One 2
14
1
2012-13 York City League Two 5
2
1
2013-14 York City FA Cup
1
2013-14 York City Johnstones Paint Trophy
1
2013-14 York City League Two 3
3
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Sep 1996 Everton v York City D 1-1 Coca-Cola League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
11 Aug 1998 York City v Sunderland L 0-2 Worthington Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Aug 1998 Sunderland v York City L 2-1 Worthington Cup 1st round 2nd leg
23 Mar 2013 Torquay United v York City L 2-1 League Two
30 Mar 2013 Bristol Rovers v York City D 0-0 League Two
01 Apr 2013 York City v Plymouth Argyle W 2-0 League Two
06 Apr 2013 York City v Accrington Stanley D 1-1 League Two
13 Apr 2013 Northampton Town v York City W 0-2 League Two
03 Aug 2013 York City v Northampton Town W 1-0 League Two
10 Aug 2013 Dagenham and Redbridge v York City L 2-0 League Two
17 Aug 2013 York City v Hartlepool United D 0-0 League Two
14 Sep 2013 York City v Mansfield Town L 1-2 League Two
08 Oct 2013 York City v Rotherham United L 0-3 Johnstones Paint Trophy 2nd round - northern section
19 Oct 2013 Newport County v York City L 3-0 League Two
02 Nov 2013 Cheltenham Town v York City D 2-2 League Two
08 Nov 2013 Bristol Rovers v York City D 3-3 FA Cup 1st round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
York City 15 Nov 1995 25 Mar 1999
Mansfield Town 27 Mar 1997 11 Apr 1997 L
Sheffield Wednesday 25 Mar 1999 01 Sep 2000
Leicester City 01 Sep 2000 13 Jul 2001
Preston North End 09 Mar 2001 30 May 2001 L
Preston North End 13 Jul 2001 22 Aug 2005
Leeds United 22 Aug 2005 03 Aug 2007
Stoke City 03 Aug 2007 05 Jan 2010
Sheffield United 29 Sep 2009 04 Jan 2010 L
Sheffield United 05 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2013
York City 19 Mar 2013 15 Apr 2013 L
York City 16 Jul 2013 05 Dec 2013

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 England UEFA Under-21 2
1
1998-99 England Under-21 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Feb 1999 England v France W 2-1 Under-21
27 Apr 1999 Hungary v England D 2-2 Under-21
04 Jun 1999 England v Sweden W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
08 Jun 1999 Bulgaria v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 5


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.