Kieran Richardson

Date of birth21 October 1984
Place of birthGreenwich
NationalityEnglish
Weight69 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Kieran Richardson was a star of the 2003 Manchester United FA Youth Cup winning side and great things were anticipated from this gifted left footed attacker, particularly after he marked his England debut with two goals.

After an heroic loan spell at West Bromwich Albion, his goal staving off relegation, his star was shining brightly.

Kieran's contract at Manchester United was extended to June 2009 on his 21st birthday.

He joined Sunderland in July 2007 with a four-year contract that was extended to June 2013 in July 2010.

Kieran joined Fulham in August 2012 with a three-year contract.

He joined Aston Villa in July 2014 with a two-year contract.

Kieran joined Cardiff City in October 2016 with a contract to January 2017.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 21 Aug 2003 16 Jul 2007
West Bromwich Albion 29 Jan 2005 31 May 2005 L
Sunderland 16 Jul 2007 31 Aug 2012
Fulham 31 Aug 2012 11 Jul 2014
Aston Villa 12 Jul 2014 30 Jun 2016
Cardiff City 12 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Manchester United FA Cup 1
2002-03 Manchester United League Cup
1
1
2002-03 Manchester United Premier League
2
2002-03 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 2
3
2003-04 Manchester United FA Cup
1
2003-04 Manchester United League Cup 2
2004-05 Manchester United FA Community Shield
1
2004-05 Manchester United FA Cup 1
2004-05 Manchester United League Cup 3
1
1
2004-05 Manchester United Premier League
2
2004-05 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 1
1
2004-05 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 11
1
3
2
2005-06 Manchester United FA Cup 4
3
2005-06 Manchester United League Cup 4
1
1
2
2005-06 Manchester United Premier League 12
10
1
4
2005-06 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 2
3
1
1
2006-07 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1
1
2006-07 Manchester United League Cup 2
1
2006-07 Manchester United Premier League 8
7
1
4
2006-07 Manchester United UEFA Champions League
4
1
1
2007-08 Sunderland FA Cup 1
2007-08 Sunderland Premier League 15
2
3
3
2008-09 Sunderland FA Cup 1
2008-09 Sunderland League Cup 1
1
2008-09 Sunderland Premier League 31
1
4
11
2009-10 Sunderland FA Cup 1
1
2009-10 Sunderland League Cup 2
1
2009-10 Sunderland Premier League 28
1
1
7
1
2010-11 Sunderland FA Cup 1
2010-11 Sunderland League Cup 2
2010-11 Sunderland Premier League 23
3
4
9
2011-12 Sunderland FA Cup 4
1
1
2011-12 Sunderland League Cup 1
2011-12 Sunderland Premier League 26
3
2
5
2012-13 Fulham FA Cup
2
1
1
2012-13 Fulham Premier League 12
2
1
2
2012-13 Sunderland Premier League 1
2013-14 Fulham FA Cup 1
2013-14 Fulham Premier League 28
3
4
5
2014-15 Aston Villa FA Cup 3
2014-15 Aston Villa League Cup 1
2014-15 Aston Villa Premier League 16
6
2
1
2015-16 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
2015-16 Aston Villa League Cup 2
2015-16 Aston Villa Premier League 8
3
4
2016-17 Cardiff City League Championship 2
4
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
23 Oct 2002 Olympiakos v Manchester United W 2-3 UEFA Champions League Group F
29 Oct 2002 Maccabi Haifa v Manchester United L 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
05 Nov 2002 Manchester United v Leicester City W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
23 Nov 2002 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 5-3 Premier League
11 Dec 2002 Manchester United v Deportivo La Coruña W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
28 Dec 2002 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 2-0 Premier League
04 Jan 2003 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 4-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Mar 2003 Manchester United v FC Basel D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
18 Mar 2003 Deportivo La Coruña v Manchester United L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
28 Oct 2003 Leeds United v Manchester United W 2-3 League Cup 3rd round
03 Dec 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 2-0 League Cup 4th round
25 Jan 2004 Northampton Town v Manchester United W 0-3 FA Cup 4th round
08 Aug 2004 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 FA Community Shield
15 Aug 2004 Chelsea v Manchester United L 1-0 Premier League
21 Aug 2004 Manchester United v Norwich City W 2-1 Premier League
25 Aug 2004 Manchester United v Dinamo Bucuresti W 3-0
Agg: 5-1
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
26 Oct 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Manchester United W 0-3 League Cup 3rd round
10 Nov 2004 Manchester United v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Cup 4th round
01 Dec 2004 Manchester United v Arsenal W 1-0 League Cup 5th round
08 Dec 2004 Fenerbahçe v Manchester United L 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
08 Jan 2005 Manchester United v Exeter City D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Aug 2005 Everton v Manchester United W 0-2 Premier League
24 Aug 2005 Debrecen v Manchester United W 0-3
Agg: 0-6
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
10 Sep 2005 Manchester United v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
14 Sep 2005 Villarreal v Manchester United D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
18 Sep 2005 Liverpool v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
24 Sep 2005 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 Premier League
27 Sep 2005 Manchester United v Benfica W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group D
01 Oct 2005 Fulham v Manchester United W 2-3 Premier League
26 Oct 2005 Manchester United v Barnet W 4-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 2005 Middlesbrough v Manchester United L 4-1 Premier League
02 Nov 2005 Lille v Manchester United L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
19 Nov 2005 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United W 1-3 Premier League
27 Nov 2005 West Ham United v Manchester United W 1-2 Premier League
30 Nov 2005 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 3-1 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 2005 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 3-0 Premier League
07 Dec 2005 Benfica v Manchester United L 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group D
11 Dec 2005 Manchester United v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
20 Dec 2005 Birmingham City v Manchester United W 1-3 League Cup 5th round
26 Dec 2005 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 Premier League
28 Dec 2005 Birmingham City v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
31 Dec 2005 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers W 4-1 Premier League
08 Jan 2006 Burton Albion v Manchester United D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2006 Manchester City v Manchester United L 3-1 Premier League
18 Jan 2006 Manchester United v Burton Albion W 5-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 2006 Manchester United v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
25 Jan 2006 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1
Agg: 3-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
29 Jan 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United W 0-3 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2006 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United L 4-3 Premier League
04 Feb 2006 Manchester United v Fulham W 4-2 Premier League
18 Feb 2006 Liverpool v Manchester United L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
26 Feb 2006 Manchester United v Wigan Athletic W 4-0 League Cup Final
18 Mar 2006 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United W 1-2 Premier League
26 Mar 2006 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 3-0 Premier League
29 Apr 2006 Chelsea v Manchester United L 3-0 Premier League
01 May 2006 Manchester United v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
07 May 2006 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic W 4-0 Premier League
26 Aug 2006 Watford v Manchester United W 1-2 Premier League
09 Sep 2006 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
13 Sep 2006 Manchester United v Celtic W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group F
23 Sep 2006 Reading v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
17 Oct 2006 Manchester United v FC Kobenhavn W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
25 Oct 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Manchester United W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
07 Nov 2006 Southend United v Manchester United L 1-0 League Cup 4th round
29 Nov 2006 Manchester United v Everton W 3-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2006 Manchester United v Wigan Athletic W 3-1 Premier League
30 Dec 2006 Manchester United v Reading W 3-2 Premier League
31 Jan 2007 Manchester United v Watford W 4-0 Premier League
10 Feb 2007 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic W 2-0 Premier League
27 Feb 2007 Reading v Manchester United W 2-3 FA Cup 5th round replay
07 Mar 2007 Manchester United v Lille OSC W 1-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA Champions League 1st knockout round 2nd leg
17 Mar 2007 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers W 4-1 Premier League
19 Mar 2007 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 1-0 FA Cup 6th round replay
07 Apr 2007 Portsmouth v Manchester United L 2-1 Premier League
10 Apr 2007 Manchester United v AS Roma W 7-1
Agg: 8-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
14 Apr 2007 Manchester United v Watford W 4-1 FA Cup Semi-final
17 Apr 2007 Manchester United v Sheffield United W 2-0 Premier League
21 Apr 2007 Manchester United v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
28 Apr 2007 Everton v Manchester United W 2-4 Premier League
09 May 2007 Chelsea v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
13 May 2007 Manchester United v West Ham United L 0-1 Premier League


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 England Under-18 1
2004-05 England International Friendly 1
1
2
2004-05 England UEFA Under-21 2
2004-05 England Under-21
1
2005-06 England FIFA World Cup
2
2005-06 England UEFA Under-21 2
2
2005-06 England Under-21 1
2006-07 England International Friendly
2
2006-07 England UEFA European Championship
2
2006-07 England UEFA Under-21 2
1
1
2006-07 England Under-21 2
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
04 Mar 2002 Italy v England L 3-0 U18
08 Feb 2005 England v Netherlands L 1-2 Under-21
25 Mar 2005 England v Germany D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
29 Mar 2005 England v Azerbaijan W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group
28 May 2005 USA v England W 1-2 International Friendly
31 May 2005 England v Colombia W 3-2 International Friendly
16 Aug 2005 Denmark v England W 0-1 Under-21
03 Sep 2005 Wales v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Oct 2005 England v Austria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
11 Nov 2005 England v France D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Play-off
15 Nov 2005 France v England L 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Play-off
16 Aug 2006 England v Greece W 4-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 England v Andorra W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
11 Oct 2006 Croatia v England L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
15 Nov 2006 Netherlands v England D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Feb 2007 England v Spain D 2-2 Under-21
24 Mar 2007 England v Italy D 3-3 Under-21
05 Jun 2007 England v Slovakia W 5-0 Under-21
11 Jun 2007 Czech Republic v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Finals Group B
14 Jun 2007 England v Italy D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Finals Group B
17 Jun 2007 England v Serbia W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Finals Group B


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