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
07 Aug 2004 Swansea City v Northampton Town L 0-2 League Two
10 Aug 2004 Rochdale v Swansea City W 0-2 League Two
14 Aug 2004 Macclesfield Town v Swansea City L 1-0 League Two
21 Aug 2004 Swansea City v Cheltenham Town D 1-1 League Two
24 Aug 2004 Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City L 3-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
28 Aug 2004 Cambridge United v Swansea City W 0-1 League Two
30 Aug 2004 Swansea City v Lincoln City W 1-0 League Two
04 Sep 2004 Yeovil Town v Swansea City L 1-0 League Two
11 Sep 2004 Swansea City v Kidderminster Harriers W 3-0 League Two
18 Sep 2004 Wycombe Wanderers v Swansea City W 0-1 League Two
25 Sep 2004 Swansea City v Rushden and Diamonds W 1-0 League Two
28 Sep 2004 Swansea City v Luton Town W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
02 Oct 2004 Chester City v Swansea City D 1-1 League Two
08 Oct 2004 Swansea City v Mansfield Town W 1-0 League Two
16 Oct 2004 Southend United v Swansea City L 4-2 League Two
19 Oct 2004 Swansea City v Leyton Orient W 1-0 League Two
30 Oct 2004 Grimsby Town v Swansea City D 1-1 League Two
02 Nov 2004 Wycombe Wanderers v Swansea City L 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
06 Nov 2004 Swansea City v Bristol Rovers W 1-0 League Two
14 Nov 2004 Cheltenham Town v Swansea City W 1-3 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
17 Nov 2004 Swansea City v Darlington W 2-1 League Two
20 Nov 2004 Shrewsbury Town v Swansea City L 2-0 League Two
27 Nov 2004 Swansea City v Bury L 1-3 League Two
04 Dec 2004 Stockport County v Swansea City D 0-0 FA Cup 2nd round
08 Dec 2004 Oxford United v Swansea City W 0-1 League Two
11 Dec 2004 Scunthorpe United v Swansea City L 1-0 League Two
14 Dec 2004 Swansea City v Stockport County W 2-1 FA Cup 2nd round replay
18 Dec 2004 Swansea City v Notts County W 4-0 League Two
28 Dec 2004 Swansea City v Boston United W 3-1 League Two
01 Jan 2005 Swansea City v Yeovil Town L 0-2 League Two
03 Jan 2005 Rushden and Diamonds v Swansea City W 0-2 League Two
08 Jan 2005 Reading v Swansea City D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Swansea City v Wycombe Wanderers D 2-2 League Two
17 Jan 2005 Swansea City v Reading L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 2005 Boston United v Swansea City W 2-3 League Two
29 Jan 2005 Swansea City v Chester City W 3-0 League Two
04 Feb 2005 Swansea City v Southend United D 1-1 League Two
12 Feb 2005 Leyton Orient v Swansea City L 3-1 League Two
19 Feb 2005 Swansea City v Grimsby Town D 0-0 League Two
22 Feb 2005 Darlington v Swansea City L 2-1 League Two
26 Feb 2005 Swansea City v Scunthorpe United W 2-1 League Two
05 Mar 2005 Notts County v Swansea City L 1-0 League Two
12 Mar 2005 Swansea City v Rochdale D 2-2 League Two
19 Mar 2005 Northampton Town v Swansea City D 2-2 League Two
02 Apr 2005 Swansea City v Cambridge United W 3-0 League Two
09 Apr 2005 Lincoln City v Swansea City L 1-0 League Two
15 Apr 2005 Swansea City v Oxford United W 1-0 League Two
23 Apr 2005 Bristol Rovers v Swansea City L 2-0 League Two
30 Apr 2005 Swansea City v Shrewsbury Town W 1-0 League Two
07 May 2005 Bury v Swansea City W 0-1 League Two
06 Aug 2005 Swansea City v Tranmere Rovers W 1-0 League One
09 Aug 2005 Colchester United v Swansea City W 1-2 League One
13 Aug 2005 Huddersfield Town v Swansea City L 3-1 League One
20 Aug 2005 Swansea City v Doncaster Rovers L 1-2 League One
23 Aug 2005 Reading v Swansea City L 3-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
27 Aug 2005 Walsall v Swansea City W 2-5 League One
29 Aug 2005 Swansea City v Barnsley W 3-1 League One
10 Sep 2005 Swansea City v Bristol City W 7-1 League One
13 Sep 2005 Milton Keynes Dons v Swansea City W 1-3 League One
17 Sep 2005 Hartlepool United v Swansea City D 2-2 League One
24 Sep 2005 Swansea City v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League One
27 Sep 2005 AFC Bournemouth v Swansea City W 0-1 League One
01 Oct 2005 Swansea City v Blackpool W 3-2 League One
15 Oct 2005 Swansea City v Oldham Athletic D 0-0 League One
18 Oct 2005 Torquay United v Swansea City W 1-3 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
22 Oct 2005 Rotherham United v Swansea City D 2-2 League One
29 Oct 2005 Swansea City v Chesterfield W 5-1 League One
05 Nov 2005 Stockport County v Swansea City L 2-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
12 Nov 2005 Southend United v Swansea City W 1-2 League One
18 Nov 2005 Swansea City v Yeovil Town W 2-0 League One
26 Nov 2005 Tranmere Rovers v Swansea City D 2-2 League One
06 Dec 2005 Swansea City v Scunthorpe United W 2-0 League One
10 Dec 2005 Swansea City v Colchester United D 1-1 League One
13 Dec 2005 Swansea City v Peterborough United W 3-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
17 Dec 2005 Doncaster Rovers v Swansea City L 2-1 League One
26 Dec 2005 Brentford v Swansea City L 2-1 League One
31 Dec 2005 Swindon Town v Swansea City D 0-0 League One
02 Jan 2006 Swansea City v Port Vale D 0-0 League One
10 Jan 2006 Swansea City v Milton Keynes Dons W 3-1 League One
14 Jan 2006 Bradford City v Swansea City D 1-1 League One
21 Jan 2006 Swansea City v Hartlepool United D 1-1 League One
24 Jan 2006 Swansea City v Walsall D 2-2 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - southern section
31 Jan 2006 Swansea City v Gillingham L 1-2 League One
03 Feb 2006 Swansea City v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League One
11 Feb 2006 Nottingham Forest v Swansea City W 1-2 League One
14 Feb 2006 Swansea City v Bradford City D 1-1 League One
18 Feb 2006 Scunthorpe United v Swansea City D 2-2 League One
24 Feb 2006 Swansea City v Huddersfield Town D 2-2 League One
04 Mar 2006 Barnsley v Swansea City D 2-2 League One
07 Mar 2006 Swansea City v Colchester United W 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (1st leg)
12 Mar 2006 Swansea City v Walsall D 1-1 League One
14 Mar 2006 Colchester United v Swansea City W 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (2nd leg)
17 Mar 2006 Swansea City v Brentford W 2-1 League One
25 Mar 2006 Gillingham v Swansea City L 1-0 League One
02 Apr 2006 Carlisle United v Swansea City W 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy Final
08 Apr 2006 Port Vale v Swansea City L 3-2 League One
11 Apr 2006 Swansea City v Swindon Town W 2-1 League One
15 Apr 2006 Blackpool v Swansea City L 1-0 League One
17 Apr 2006 Swansea City v Rotherham United L 0-2 League One
22 Apr 2006 Oldham Athletic v Swansea City D 1-1 League One
29 Apr 2006 Swansea City v Southend United D 2-2 League One
06 May 2006 Chesterfield v Swansea City W 0-4 League One
11 May 2006 Swansea City v Brentford D 1-1 League One Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
14 May 2006 Brentford v Swansea City W 0-2
Agg: 1-3
League One Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
27 May 2006 Barnsley v Swansea City L 2-2 (3-4) League One Play-Offs Final


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.