Leonard Richards Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: Leonard George Richards
  • Born: April 13th, 1911 (Barry, Wales)
  • Died: December 27th, 1985 (Newport, Wales)
  • Height: 5' 10

Career

  • Position: Full Back
  • Signed: June 11th, 1935
  • Date Left Club: August 4th, 1938
  • First Manager: Billy McCandless
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    80 first team competitive appearances
  • Also Played For: Cardiff City, Dundalk, Newport County, Tottenham Hotspur


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1935-36 33- - - - -
1936-37 23- - - - -
1937-38 24- - - - -
TOTAL 80- - - - -

NOTES:
Other Cups may include: Anglo-Scottish Cup, Challenge Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Drybrough Cup, International Soccer League, League Cup, Summer Cup, Texaco Cup.


Biography


Len Richards was born in Barry in Wales and as a youngster, played for the Welsh schoolboys, even playing against Scotland.

His signed for his first professional club in 1931-32, Tottenham Hotspur, but he made no appearances for the London club and was tranfsered to Cardiff City the next season.

He made only one appearance and then signed for Irish side Dundalk.

After two season playing in Ireland, he was spotted by Dundee manager Mr. McCandless.

Len spent the next three seasons at Dens Park, playing for the Dark Blues 80 times.

In the summer of 1938, Richards signed for Newport County. McCandless going put via a telegram on the day he left the Dee.

"Richards signed, Billy."

That is the text of a telegram received at Dens Park this in the afternoon of the 4th August for Mr McCandless, which gave him closure on Len Richards joining Newport County.

Debut

August 28th, 1935
Airdrieonians 2 - 0 Dundee

League (Division One)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 74-- --
Scottish Cup 6-- --
Totals: 80-- --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 30/04/38 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
 23/04/38 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 0 - 5
 18/04/38 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
 16/04/38 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3
 11/04/38 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 5 - 1

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 None

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 30/04/38 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 23/04/38 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 5
 18/04/38 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 16/04/38 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 3
 11/04/38 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 02/04/38 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 19/03/38 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 12/03/38 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 05/03/38 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 26/02/38 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  6 - 1
 19/02/38 Division One vs. Partick (A)  0 - 1
 05/02/38 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  6 - 1
 29/01/38 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 3
 22/01/38 1st Round vs. Albion Rovers (A)  2 - 4
 15/01/38 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 08/01/38 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 3
 03/01/38 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 01/01/38 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 25/12/37 Division One vs. Morton (H)  2 - 2
 27/11/37 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 20/11/37 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  3 - 4
 13/11/37 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 4
 06/11/37 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 02/10/37 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 03/02/37 1st Round vs. East Stirling (H)  4 - 1
 23/01/37 Division One vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 5
 16/01/37 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 3
 09/01/37 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 02/01/37 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 21/11/36 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 5
 14/11/36 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 07/11/36 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  6 - 1
 31/10/36 Division One vs. Partick (A)  1 - 1
 24/10/36 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  4 - 3
 17/10/36 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 10/10/36 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 4
 03/10/36 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 2
 26/09/36 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  2 - 0
 19/09/36 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 12/09/36 Division One vs. Queen of South (A)  3 - 2
 09/09/36 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2
 05/09/36 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (H)  1 - 0
 29/08/36 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 22/08/36 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 1
 19/08/36 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 15/08/36 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 08/08/36 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 25/04/36 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 3
 11/04/36 Division One vs. Partick (A)  1 - 1
 21/03/36 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 14/03/36 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 1
 07/03/36 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 29/02/36 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 4
 26/02/36 3rd Round Replay vs. Clyde (H)  0 - 3
 22/02/36 3rd Round vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 1
 15/02/36 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 08/02/36 2nd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 1
 01/02/36 Division One vs. Queen of South (A)  4 - 3
 25/01/36 1st Round vs. Babcock and Wilcox (H)  6 - 0
 18/01/36 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 2
 04/01/36 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 3
 02/01/36 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 3
 01/01/36 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 28/12/35 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  2 - 3
 21/12/35 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 14/12/35 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 2
 07/12/35 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 30/11/35 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 23/11/35 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 1
 16/11/35 Division One vs. Partick (H)  3 - 3
 09/11/35 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 3
 02/11/35 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 4
 26/10/35 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  6 - 1
 19/10/35 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 12/10/35 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 07/10/35 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  3 - 2
 05/10/35 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 28/09/35 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 21/09/35 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 4
 28/08/35 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 2

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored
None

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


  • Signed For Dundee


  • First Team Debut

    Airdrie 2 - 0 Dundee
    League (Division One)


  • 50th Appearance

    Motherwell 2 - 1 Dundee
    League (Division One)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee 1 - 3 Queen of South
    League (Division One)


  • Last Appearance

    Ayr Utd 0 - 0 Dundee
    League (Division One)


  • Left the Club