Marcus Richardson

Marcus Richardson Position: Forward


Marcus Glenroy Richardson is an English footballer who currently plays for Reading Town. He is a forward who usually plays in the target man role, and is much-travelled, having continually changed clubs in recent years.

Richardson began his career in non-league football. Following a move from Burnham, he made his debut for Slough Town in December 1999. A successful season with Slough alerted league scouts and he spent a week on trial with Cambridge United in July 2000. He moved to Harrow Borough for the start of the 2000–01 season and continued to attract attention from league clubs with appearances for Reading reserves in August 2000 and Wycombe Wanderers reserves in November 2000. He finally broke into the professional ranks by signing for Cambridge United on 16 March 2001, the same day that Dave Kitson also signed for Cambridge. The following day, he scored on his debut, netting a last-minute winner in a 3–2 win away to Stoke City. He moved to Torquay United on loan in September 2001, making the move permanent the following month at a cost of £5,000 for Torquay.

His spell at Torquay began with his as regular, although he was later mainly used as a substitute, competing with the likes of David Graham, Eifion Williams and Tony Bedeau for a place up front. He moved to Hartlepool United in October 2002 and would be joined at Hartlepool by Eifion Williams who had joined seven months earlier. He struggled to settle at Hartlepool, although did score against Torquay in a match almost postponed due to snow, Richardson landing in a pile of cleared snow in front of the Torquay fans during one attempt on goal.

He had two spells on loan with Lincoln City in the 2003–04 season, before signing for Lincoln on a free transfer in January 2004. He was involved in "training ground incident" with Ciarán Toner early the following year, which resulted in both players being fined and loaned out to other clubs, Richardson joining Rochdale on loan in February 2005.

The following month he joined Yeovil Town on a free transfer, but was released at the end of the season, after just four appearances in which he failed to score. In June 2005 he joined Chester City, where he scored the killer third goal in the club's shock 3–0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest in December 2005. However, he only managed a handful of other goals for the club and joined Macclesfield Town on loan in March 2006, scoring twice on the final day of the season at Bristol Rovers to help assure the Silkmen's Football League safety.

He was released by Chester at the end of the 2005–06 season, and in July 2006 joined Weymouth. It was to be yet another nomadic 12 month period for Richardson. He failed to settle at Weymouth and left to rejoin Cambridge United on August 21, 2006 without playing a league game for Weymouth. He departed Cambridge in January 2007, joining Crawley Town. He duly left Crawley in the summer of 2007.

After a successful pre-season trial, he joined Bury on a month to month contract in August 2007, linking up with his erstwhile Lincoln City manager Keith Alexander. He played his only league game for the club in a surprise 2–1 win at Milton Keynes Dons on August 11, 2007 but was released at the end of his short-term contract on August 31, 2007.

In October 2007, Marcus joined Farnborough, scoring on his debut against Marlow. After nearly two seasons at the club he was released in the May 2009, following a change in manager.

Richardson signed for Henley Town in August 2009, scoring on his debut in a 6–0 victory over Prestwood on 16 August 2009. In July 2010, he moved on to join Reading Town where he also formed part of the management team.


First Appearance Appearances First Goal Goals
18-12-1999 vs Harrow Borough 31 18-12-1999 vs Harrow Borough 10


Match Date Home Score Away Competition Goals Cards
06-05-2000 Dagenham & R. 2-1 Slough Town League Match report
02-05-2000 Slough Town 0-0 Aldershot Town League Match report
29-04-2000 Slough Town 2-1 Heybridge Swifts League Match report
24-04-2000 Basingstoke Town 1-0 Slough Town League Match report
22-04-2000 Slough Town 2-3 Boreham Wood League Match report
18-04-2000 Heybridge Swifts 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
15-04-2000 Enfield 1-3 Slough Town League Match report
10-04-2000 Purfleet 2-0 Slough Town League Match report
08-04-2000 Slough Town 2-3 Harrow Borough League Match report
01-04-2000 Slough Town 2-0 Chesham United League Match report
28-03-2000 Aylesbury United 4-2 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
25-03-2000 Aldershot Town 2-0 Slough Town League Match report
18-03-2000 Canvey Island 2-0 Slough Town League Match report
11-03-2000 Slough Town 1-1 Hampton & Richmond League Match report
07-03-2000 Ebbsfleet United 3-2 Slough Town Full Members Cup Match report
04-03-2000 Slough Town 3-1 Walton & Hersham League Match report
26-02-2000 Hitchin Town 1-2 Slough Town League Match report
22-02-2000 Slough Town 3-0 Hungerford Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
19-02-2000 Slough Town 2-1 Ebbsfleet United League Match report
15-02-2000 Leatherhead 0-3 Slough Town Full Members Cup Match report
12-02-2000 Billericay Town 3-1 Slough Town League Match report
05-02-2000 Slough Town 2-1 Carshalton Ath League Match report
29-01-2000 Hendon 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
22-01-2000 Slough Town 0-3 St Albans City League Match report
18-01-2000 Slough Town 1-0 Maidenhead United B&B Senior Cup Match report
15-01-2000 Slough Town 3-0 Hitchin Town League Match report
11-01-2000 Maidenhead United 1-1 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
08-01-2000 Slough Town 1-2 Farnborough Town League Match report
03-01-2000 Aylesbury United 2-2 Slough Town League Match report
27-12-1999 Slough Town 1-4 Basingstoke Town League Match report
18-12-1999 Harrow Borough 0-1 Slough Town League Match report


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