Richards, John

 

 

 

 

Full-Name: John Peter Richards.

Position: Centre-forward.
Born: Warrington, 9 November 1950.

Career

WOLVES apprentice Jly 67, professional Jly 69, Derby County (loan) Nov 82, Maritimo of Madeira Aug 83, WOLVES director 1995, managing director Oct 1997.

Highlights

Wolves: First Division relegated 1975/76, 1981/82, Second Division promoted [champion] 1976/77, [runners-up] 1982/83; FA Cup semi-finalist 1973, 1979, 1981; League Cup winner 1974, 1980, semi-finalist 1973; UEFA Cup runner-up 1972; Top Scorer 1972/73, 1973/74, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1977/78, 1978/79, 1979/80, 1980/81; Hat-tricks v Stoke City (h) 30/9/72, v Everton (h) 14/4/73, v Charlton Athletic (h) FAC 14/2/76, v Newcastle United (h) 10/4/76, v Orient (a) 27/11/76, v Leicester City 1/10/77).

Stats

Appearances: 496.
Goals: 196.
Sent-off: 2.

International Honours

England – 1 appearance with Wolves; British Championship first 1972/73.
England B – 3 appearances with Wolves.
England u21 – 2 appearances with Wolves.
England u23 – 6 appearances & 1 goal with Wolves.
Football League – 1 appearance with Wolves.

 

First Team Record

FL F L A T U W T
A S S G A S S G A S S G A S S G A S S G A S S G A S S G A S S G
1969/70 4 2 1 1 6 1 1
1970/71 4 10 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 5 12 7 2
1971/72 33 2 13 2 1 1 3 45 2 1 16
1972/73 42 27 5 3 7 3 4 3 1 59 36
1973/74 26 9 3 1 7 7 1 1 37 18
1974/75 34 13 1 1 1 1 1 37 15
1975/76 38 1 17 5 1 6 4 2 47 2 25
1976/77 27 1 15 (1p) 5 5 32 1 20
1977/78 37 11 3 1 1 1 41 13
1978/79 19 9 4 23 9
1979/80 29 13 4 2 8 3 41 18
1980/81 40 1 13 (1p) 9 4 (1p) 2 2 53 1 17
1981/82 30 4 2 3 1 1 1 1 32 5 2 4
1982/83 2 2 2 2 2 2
Total 365 20 10 144 42 2 24 32 1 18 2 1 1 5 1 2 3 4 1 4 1 461 25 13 194