Sam Ricketts

Date of birth11 October 1981
Place of birthAylesbury
NationalityWelsh
Weight75 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender

Having graduated through the ranks at Oxford United, Sam Ricketts made his Football League debut at Swindon Town in October 2000 and went on to enjoy a brief run in the side under caretaker-manager Mike Ford.

He is a right-sided player who featured both at full back and in midfield.

Sam, who is the son of the show jumper Derek Ricketts and a nephew of the former jockey John Francombe, joined Telford United in July 2003 in a two-year deal.

After his contract at Telford was cancelled, Sam joined Swansea City in May 2004 in a two-year deal that was extended to June 2008 in August 2005.

Sam joined Hull City in July 2006 with a three-year contract.

He joined Bolton Wanderers in July 2009 with a three-year contract that was extended to June 2014 in May 2012.

He joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2013 with a two-year contract.

Sam joined Coventry City in July 2015 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2017 in July 2016.

He retired in November 2016 due to a knee injury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Oxford United 20 Apr 2000 30 Jun 2003
Nuneaton Borough 18 Oct 2002 13 Dec 2002 L
Nuneaton Borough 24 Dec 2002 25 Jan 2003 L
Telford United 11 Jul 2003 07 May 2004
Swansea City 27 May 2004 14 Jul 2006
Hull City 14 Jul 2006 25 Jul 2009
Bolton Wanderers 25 Jul 2009 03 Jul 2013
Wolverhampton Wanderers 04 Jul 2013 30 Jun 2015
Swindon Town 21 Mar 2015 31 May 2015 L
Coventry City 06 Jul 2015 16 Nov 2016

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Oxford United LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Oxford United League Division 2 13
1
1
2001-02 Oxford United LDV Vans Trophy 1
2001-02 Oxford United League Cup 1
2001-02 Oxford United League Division 3 19
10
1
3
2002-03 Oxford United League Division 3
2
2003-04 Telford United FA Cup 4
1
2003-04 Telford United LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Swansea City FA Cup 5
1
2004-05 Swansea City LDV Vans Trophy 2
1
2004-05 Swansea City League Cup 1
2004-05 Swansea City League Two 42
6
2005-06 Swansea City FA Cup 1
2005-06 Swansea City LDV Vans Trophy 6
2005-06 Swansea City League Cup 1
2005-06 Swansea City League One 43
1
1
4
2005-06 Swansea City League One Play-Offs 3
1
2006-07 Hull City FA Cup 2
2006-07 Hull City League Championship 40
1
3
2006-07 Hull City League Cup 3
2007-08 Hull City League Championship 44
7
1
2007-08 Hull City League Championship Play-Offs 3
2007-08 Hull City League Cup 1
1
2008-09 Hull City FA Cup 6
1
2008-09 Hull City Premier League 27
2
5
1
2009-10 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 3
2009-10 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 3
2009-10 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 25
2
1
1
2010-11 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 3
1
2010-11 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 2
2010-11 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 14
3
2
2011-12 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 4
2011-12 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 20
1
3
2012-13 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 3
2012-13 Bolton Wanderers League Championship 30
2
4
1
2013-14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1
1
2013-14 Wolverhampton Wanderers League One 42
2
2
2
2014-15 Swindon Town League One 8
1
2014-15 Swindon Town League One Play-Offs 2
1
1
1
2014-15 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship 4
2
2014-15 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
1
2015-16 Coventry City FA Cup 1
1
2015-16 Coventry City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2015-16 Coventry City League Cup 1
2015-16 Coventry City League One 43
1
2
1
2016-17 Coventry City Football League Trophy
1
2016-17 Coventry City League Cup 2
2016-17 Coventry City League One 6
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
08 Oct 2000 Swindon Town v Oxford United L 2-1 League Division 2
14 Oct 2000 Oxford United v Wrexham L 3-4 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Oxford United v Luton Town D 0-0 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Rotherham United v Oxford United L 3-1 League Division 2
24 Oct 2000 Oxford United v Wigan Athletic L 0-2 League Division 2
05 Dec 2000 Brentford v Oxford United L 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
24 Mar 2001 Oxford United v Rotherham United W 4-3 League Division 2
27 Mar 2001 Cambridge United v Oxford United L 1-0 League Division 2
31 Mar 2001 Northampton Town v Oxford United W 0-1 League Division 2
03 Apr 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Oxford United L 4-3 League Division 2
07 Apr 2001 Oxford United v Oldham Athletic L 0-1 League Division 2
10 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Oxford United D 1-1 League Division 2
14 Apr 2001 Wigan Athletic v Oxford United L 3-2 League Division 2
17 Apr 2001 Oxford United v Reading L 0-2 League Division 2
21 Apr 2001 Bristol Rovers v Oxford United L 6-2 League Division 2
11 Aug 2001 Oxford United v Rochdale L 1-2 League Division 3
18 Aug 2001 Swansea City v Oxford United D 0-0 League Division 3
21 Aug 2001 Oxford United v Gillingham L 1-2 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Oxford United v Shrewsbury Town L 0-1 League Division 3
27 Aug 2001 Halifax Town v Oxford United W 0-2 League Division 3
01 Sep 2001 Oxford United v Rushden and Diamonds W 3-2 League Division 3
08 Sep 2001 Luton Town v Oxford United D 1-1 League Division 3
15 Sep 2001 Exeter City v Oxford United L 3-2 League Division 3
18 Sep 2001 Oxford United v Macclesfield Town L 0-2 League Division 3
22 Sep 2001 Oxford United v Southend United W 2-0 League Division 3
25 Sep 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Oxford United D 0-0 League Division 3
29 Sep 2001 Bristol Rovers v Oxford United D 1-1 League Division 3
06 Oct 2001 Oxford United v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League Division 3
13 Oct 2001 Lincoln City v Oxford United L 1-0 League Division 3
16 Oct 2001 Northampton Town v Oxford United L 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
20 Oct 2001 Oxford United v Scunthorpe United L 0-1 League Division 3
23 Oct 2001 Oxford United v Carlisle United D 1-1 League Division 3
27 Oct 2001 Hartlepool United v Oxford United W 0-1 League Division 3
03 Nov 2001 Oxford United v York City D 2-2 League Division 3
24 Nov 2001 Oxford United v Cheltenham Town W 3-0 League Division 3
01 Dec 2001 Hull City v Oxford United L 3-0 League Division 3
29 Dec 2001 Oxford United v Halifax Town W 6-1 League Division 3
08 Jan 2002 Shrewsbury Town v Oxford United L 1-0 League Division 3
12 Jan 2002 Oxford United v Swansea City W 2-1 League Division 3
22 Jan 2002 Oxford United v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
26 Jan 2002 Plymouth Argyle v Oxford United L 4-2 League Division 3
09 Feb 2002 Scunthorpe United v Oxford United L 1-0 League Division 3
16 Feb 2002 Oxford United v Lincoln City W 2-1 League Division 3
23 Feb 2002 Oxford United v Exeter City L 1-2 League Division 3
26 Feb 2002 Macclesfield Town v Oxford United W 0-1 League Division 3
13 Apr 2002 Cheltenham Town v Oxford United L 2-0 League Division 3
17 Aug 2002 Darlington v Oxford United W 0-1 League Division 3
14 Dec 2002 Bristol Rovers v Oxford United W 0-2 League Division 3


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
2003-04 England Semi-Pro 1
1
2003-04 England SP Four Nations Tournament 3
2004-05 Wales FIFA World Cup 2
2004-05 Wales International Friendly 1
2005-06 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1
2005-06 Wales International Friendly 3
2006-07 Wales International Friendly 3
1
2006-07 Wales UEFA European Championship 4
1
2007-08 Wales International Friendly 4
2007-08 Wales UEFA European Championship 4
1
1
2008-09 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
2
2
2008-09 Wales International Friendly 2
1
2009-10 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
1
2009-10 Wales International Friendly 3
2010-11 Wales International Friendly 1
2010-11 Wales Nations Cup 1
2010-11 Wales UEFA European Championship 2
2
2011-12 Wales International Friendly
2
2012-13 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
1
2012-13 Wales International Friendly 1
1
2013-14 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
2013-14 Wales International Friendly 2
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 Nov 2003 England v Belgium D 2-2 SEMI PRO
18 May 2004 Republic of Ireland v England L 3-2 SP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT
20 May 2004 England v Wales L 0-2 SP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT
23 May 2004 Scotland v England W 1-3 SP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT
10 Feb 2005 Wales v Hungary W 2-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Wales v Austria L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
30 Mar 2005 Austria v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
17 Aug 2005 Wales v Slovenia D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Wales v England L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Sep 2005 Poland v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Oct 2005 Northern Ireland v Wales W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
12 Oct 2005 Wales v Azerbaijan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
16 Nov 2005 Cyprus v Wales L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Wales v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Aug 2006 Wales v Bulgaria D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Czech Republic v Wales L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
05 Sep 2006 Brazil v Wales L 2-0 International Friendly
14 Nov 2006 Wales v Liechtenstein W 4-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
28 Mar 2007 Wales v San Marino W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
26 May 2007 Wales v New Zealand D 2-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 Wales v Czech Republic D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
22 Aug 2007 Bulgaria v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Wales v Germany L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
12 Sep 2007 Slovakia v Wales W 2-5 UEFA European Championship Group D
13 Oct 2007 Cyprus v Wales L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Oct 2007 San Marino v Wales W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
21 Nov 2007 Germany v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Feb 2008 Wales v Norway W 3-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Luxembourg v Wales W 0-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Wales L 2-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Wales v Georgia L 1-2 International Friendly
10 Sep 2008 Russia v Wales L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Oct 2008 Germany v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
19 Nov 2008 Denmark v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Wales v Poland L 0-1 International Friendly
01 Apr 2009 Wales v Germany L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Aug 2009 Montenegro v Wales L 2-1 International Friendly
09 Sep 2009 Wales v Russia L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
14 Nov 2009 Wales v Scotland W 3-0 International Friendly
23 May 2010 Croatia v Wales L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Aug 2010 Wales v Luxembourg W 5-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Montenegro v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
08 Oct 2010 Wales v Bulgaria L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
08 Feb 2011 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 3-0 Nations Cup
29 Feb 2012 Wales v Costa Rica L 0-1 International Friendly
27 May 2012 Mexico v Wales L 2-0 International Friendly
15 Aug 2012 Wales v Bosnia and Herzegovina L 0-2 International Friendly
11 Sep 2012 Serbia v Wales L 6-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
06 Feb 2013 Wales v Austria W 2-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Scotland v Wales W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
14 Aug 2013 Wales v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2013 FYR Macedonia v Wales L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
16 Nov 2013 Wales v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Mar 2014 Wales v Iceland W 3-1 International Friendly


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