Richard Hope

Date of birth22 June 1978
Place of birthStockton
NationalityEnglish
Weight79 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Hope was once again a rock-like figure playing alongside Ian Sampson in the Northampton Town defence during 2000- 01.

Although absent with a thigh injury in the early part of the campaign he soon returned and was rarely absent for the remainder of the season.

He is a central defender with a commanding presence in the air who is also an effective tackler on the ground.

Hope, who is the son of the former Sheffield United and Hartlepool United goalkeeper John Hope, joined York City on a monthly basis in August 2003 that was subsequently extended to the end of the 2003-04 season.

Hope joined Shrewsbury Town in August 2005 with a two-year contract.

He joined Wrexham in July 2007 in a three-year deal but was made available for transfer in May 2008.

He joined Grimsby Town in June 2008 with a two-year contract that was cancelled in February 2009.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Blackburn Rovers 09 Aug 1995 17 Jan 1997
Darlington 17 Jan 1997 18 Dec 1998
Northampton Town 18 Dec 1998 30 Jun 2003
Hartlepool United 14 Jul 2003 25 Jul 2003 T
York City 08 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2004
Chester City 30 Jul 2004 10 Aug 2005
Shrewsbury Town 10 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2007
Wrexham 01 Jul 2007 25 Jun 2008
Grimsby Town 25 Jun 2008 07 Feb 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Northampton Town FA Cup 2
2000-01 Northampton Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2000-01 Northampton Town League Cup 1
2000-01 Northampton Town League Division 2 30
3
4
2001-02 Northampton Town FA Cup 2
2001-02 Northampton Town LDV Vans Trophy 2
2001-02 Northampton Town League Cup 2
2001-02 Northampton Town League Division 2 35
8
6
6
2002-03 Northampton Town FA Cup 1
2
2002-03 Northampton Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2002-03 Northampton Town League Division 2 17
6
1
5
2003-04 York City FA Cup 1
2003-04 York City LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2003-04 York City League Cup 1
2003-04 York City League Division 3 36
2
4
2
2004-05 Chester City FA Cup 2
2004-05 Chester City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2
1
2004-05 Chester City League Two 26
2
3
2005-06 Shrewsbury Town FA Cup 2
1
2005-06 Shrewsbury Town League Cup 2
2005-06 Shrewsbury Town League Two 42
2
3
2006-07 Shrewsbury Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2006-07 Shrewsbury Town League Cup 1
2006-07 Shrewsbury Town League Two 33
3
2006-07 Shrewsbury Town League Two Play-Offs 3
1
2007-08 Wrexham FA Cup 1
2007-08 Wrexham Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2007-08 Wrexham League Cup 1
2007-08 Wrexham League Two 33
4
1
2008-09 Grimsby Town League Cup 1
2008-09 Grimsby Town League Two 6
2


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
12 Aug 2000 Northampton Town v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
19 Aug 2000 Wycombe Wanderers v Northampton Town L 1-0 League Division 2
22 Aug 2000 Northampton Town v Fulham W 1-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Northampton Town v Reading W 2-0 League Division 2
28 Aug 2000 Bury v Northampton Town L 1-0 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Port Vale v Northampton Town D 2-2 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Northampton Town v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 League Division 2
24 Oct 2000 Cambridge United v Northampton Town W 1-2 League Division 2
04 Nov 2000 Colchester United v Northampton Town W 0-2 League Division 2
07 Nov 2000 Northampton Town v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 2
11 Nov 2000 Northampton Town v AFC Bournemouth L 0-3 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 Northampton Town v Frickley Athletic W 4-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Nov 2000 Walsall v Northampton Town L 3-0 League Division 2
02 Dec 2000 Northampton Town v Swindon Town L 0-1 League Division 2
05 Dec 2000 Millwall v Northampton Town L 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
09 Dec 2000 Rotherham United v Northampton Town L 1-0 FA Cup 2nd round
16 Dec 2000 Oxford United v Northampton Town L 3-1 League Division 2
13 Jan 2001 Northampton Town v Bury W 2-1 League Division 2
27 Jan 2001 Northampton Town v Peterborough United D 0-0 League Division 2
03 Feb 2001 Stoke City v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Feb 2001 Northampton Town v Luton Town L 0-1 League Division 2
17 Feb 2001 Notts County v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
20 Feb 2001 Northampton Town v Millwall D 3-3 League Division 2
24 Feb 2001 Northampton Town v Wigan Athletic W 1-0 League Division 2
27 Feb 2001 Northampton Town v Swansea City W 2-1 League Division 2
02 Mar 2001 Wrexham v Northampton Town L 3-0 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Northampton Town v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Swansea City v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
23 Mar 2001 Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
31 Mar 2001 Northampton Town v Oxford United L 0-1 League Division 2
07 Apr 2001 Swindon Town v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
13 Apr 2001 Northampton Town v Cambridge United L 0-2 League Division 2
16 Apr 2001 Rotherham United v Northampton Town L 1-0 League Division 2
21 Apr 2001 Northampton Town v Colchester United W 2-0 League Division 2
26 Apr 2001 Northampton Town v Port Vale L 0-2 League Division 2
28 Apr 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Northampton Town v Walsall L 0-3 League Division 2
11 Aug 2001 Northampton Town v Bristol City L 0-3 League Division 2
18 Aug 2001 Stoke City v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
21 Aug 2001 Northampton Town v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 Northampton Town v Notts County L 0-2 League Division 2
28 Aug 2001 Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town L 4-2 League Division 2
31 Aug 2001 Northampton Town v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Division 2
08 Sep 2001 Colchester United v Northampton Town L 3-1 League Division 2
11 Sep 2001 Middlesbrough v Northampton Town L 3-1 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Northampton Town v Chesterfield L 0-2 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Cardiff City v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Port Vale v Northampton Town W 0-1 League Division 2
25 Sep 2001 Northampton Town v Blackpool L 1-3 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Northampton Town v Swindon Town D 1-1 League Division 2
07 Oct 2001 Peterborough United v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
13 Oct 2001 Northampton Town v Tranmere Rovers W 4-1 League Division 2
16 Oct 2001 Northampton Town v Oxford United W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
20 Oct 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Northampton Town W 0-1 League Division 2
23 Oct 2001 Northampton Town v Huddersfield Town L 0-3 League Division 2
27 Oct 2001 Cambridge United v Northampton Town D 3-3 League Division 2
30 Oct 2001 Northampton Town v Barnet L 0-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
03 Nov 2001 Northampton Town v Reading L 0-2 League Division 2
11 Nov 2001 Bury v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
17 Nov 2001 Torquay United v Northampton Town W 1-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Northampton Town v Wigan Athletic L 0-2 League Division 2
01 Dec 2001 Wrexham v Northampton Town L 3-2 League Division 2
09 Dec 2001 Canvey Island v Northampton Town L 1-0 FA Cup 2nd round
15 Dec 2001 Northampton Town v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League Division 2
21 Dec 2001 Brentford v Northampton Town L 3-0 League Division 2
26 Dec 2001 Northampton Town v Colchester United L 2-3 League Division 2
22 Jan 2002 Northampton Town v Brentford W 1-0 League Division 2
29 Jan 2002 Notts County v Northampton Town W 0-3 League Division 2
02 Feb 2002 Swindon Town v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
09 Feb 2002 Northampton Town v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2 League Division 2
12 Feb 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
19 Feb 2002 Northampton Town v Peterborough United W 2-1 League Division 2
23 Feb 2002 Chesterfield v Northampton Town D 2-2 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Northampton Town v Port Vale W 1-0 League Division 2
02 Mar 2002 Northampton Town v Cardiff City L 1-2 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Northampton Town W 1-2 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 AFC Bournemouth v Northampton Town L 5-1 League Division 2
12 Mar 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Northampton Town v Wrexham W 4-1 League Division 2
23 Mar 2002 Huddersfield Town v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
29 Mar 2002 Northampton Town v Bury W 1-0 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Reading v Northampton Town D 0-0 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Northampton Town v Wycombe Wanderers W 4-1 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Wigan Athletic v Northampton Town L 3-0 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Northampton Town v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 2
10 Aug 2002 Northampton Town v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 2
13 Aug 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
28 Sep 2002 Northampton Town v Mansfield Town W 2-0 League Division 2
12 Oct 2002 Northampton Town v Brentford L 1-2 League Division 2
19 Oct 2002 Notts County v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
22 Oct 2002 Hereford United v Northampton Town W 3-4 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
26 Oct 2002 Northampton Town v Cheltenham Town L 1-2 League Division 2
29 Oct 2002 Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town L 4-0 League Division 2
02 Nov 2002 Northampton Town v Luton Town W 3-0 League Division 2
09 Nov 2002 Queens Park Rangers v Northampton Town W 0-1 League Division 2
12 Nov 2002 Northampton Town v Cambridge United L 2-4 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
16 Nov 2002 Northampton Town v Boston United W 3-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
07 Dec 2002 Cambridge United v Northampton Town D 2-2 FA Cup 2nd round
17 Dec 2002 Northampton Town v Cambridge United L 0-1 FA Cup 2nd round replay
20 Dec 2002 Stockport County v Northampton Town L 4-0 League Division 2
26 Dec 2002 Northampton Town v Chesterfield L 0-1 League Division 2
28 Dec 2002 Peterborough United v Northampton Town D 0-0 League Division 2
01 Jan 2003 Barnsley v Northampton Town W 1-2 League Division 2
04 Jan 2003 Northampton Town v Wycombe Wanderers L 0-5 League Division 2
18 Jan 2003 Blackpool v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
25 Jan 2003 Northampton Town v Peterborough United L 0-1 League Division 2
01 Feb 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Northampton Town D 3-3 League Division 2
04 Feb 2003 Northampton Town v Cardiff City L 0-1 League Division 2
08 Feb 2003 Northampton Town v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division 2
18 Apr 2003 Northampton Town v Stockport County L 0-3 League Division 2
21 Apr 2003 Tranmere Rovers v Northampton Town L 4-0 League Division 2
26 Apr 2003 Northampton Town v Plymouth Argyle D 2-2 League Division 2
03 May 2003 Mansfield Town v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2


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