Player #233

Appearances:

7

Starts:

7

Goals:

0

Seasons:

4

Len Richards
Len Richards

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #248, April 18 1914.

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Len Richards
Len Richards

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Len Richards

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1911-12

To

1914-15

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Len Richards

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

18
19
20
21

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

7
6
0
1
0

Starts

7
6
0
1
0

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Leonard Joseph Richards

Birth Date

Sunday, 23 October 1892

Birth Place

Woodsetton, Dudley

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Stourbridge FC

From

For

Free

On

March 1911

Previous Clubs

Dudley College |
Hurst Hill Wesleyans |
Stourbridge FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Bilston

For

Free

On

April 1915

Subsequent Clubs

Bilston |

Len Richards
Len Richards

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #248, April 18 1914.

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Len Richards
Len Richards

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #248, April 18 1914.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1912-15 Aston Villa, Free, 7 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 30 March 1912

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 30 March 1912

Manchester United (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 18 April 1914

Tottenham Hotspur (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 18 April 1914

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1954, Aged 62

Len Richards

Player #233 for Aston Villa, Leonard Joseph Richards, known as Len Richards, played as a goalkeeper for the club.

Len played for Villa between 1911-12 and 1913-14 making 7 appearances.

Len was born in Woodsetton, Dudley just 11 miles from Villa Park, on 23rd October 1892 and made his debut appearance for Villa at the age of 19 on the 30th March 1912.

Len was the 28th custodian of the Villa goal in League and Cup football and conceded 7 goals in his seven appearances, keeping 3 clean sheets.

Len played the final six games of the 1911-12 season but would not feature in the entirety of the 1912-13 campaign and would only make one further appearance for the club in 1913-14.

Villa had signed Len from Stourbridge in March 1911 but following his six appearances in 1911-12, goalkeeping great Sam Hardy became Villa’s number one and led Len to make his final appearance on Saturday, 18 April 1914 having spent much of the 1913-14 season on loan to Stourbridge.

Len subsequently moved on to Bilston.

Len played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.