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Jimmy Richardson

Newcastle United FC, Huddersfield Town AFC

2 appearances, 2 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 5: A 1
75% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


Full name James Robert Richardson
Born 8 February 1911 at 90 Castle Terrace in Ashington, Northumberland [registered in Morpeth, March 1911].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, James Robert is the youngest of two children, both sons, to William and Ethel. They live at 90 Castle Terrace in Ashington. His father is a blacksmith in the local coliiery.

According to the 1939 register, James R. is a married professional footballer living at 46 Fossil Road in Lewisham. He is residing with fellow footballballer Reginald Dudley. James is a reservist with the Police Force.

Died 28 August 1964, in hospital in Bexley, aged 53 years 202 days [registered in Dartford, Kent, September 1964].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 9st. 12lbs [1928], 5' 7½", 10st. 9lbs [1932].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football representing East Northumberland. Joined Blyth Spartans FC when he was only fifteen years old. Newcastle United FC signed Richardson for a £200 transfer fee in April 1928. After 136 league appearances and 42 goals, he was transferred to Huddersfield Town on 4 October 1934 for a £4000 transfer fee, made 120 league appearances, scoring 32 goals, before returning to Newcastle United FC on 19 October 1937, for a £4500 fee. Before the end of the season, on the 14 March 1938 transfer deadline, having made just fourteen league appearances, scoring four goals, Richardson joined Millwall FC for another £4000 transfer fee. He made 55 league appearances and scored another nineteen goals. Joined Leyton Orient FC as a player-coach in January 1948, and made just fifteen league appearances.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1931-32; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1932; Football League Division Three (South) winners 1937-38;
Individual honours None
Distinctions It was Richardson's cross that caused controversy in the 1932 FA Cup Final. He hooked the ball across after it had clearly crossed the goal-line. The cross was then scored by Allen, the equalising goal. United going on to win.


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of six who became 582nd players (586) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
First match No. 186, 13 May 1933, Italy 1 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Stadio Nazionale del Partito Nazionale Fascista, Parioli, Roma, aged 22 years 94 days.
Last match No. 187, 20 May 1933, Switzerland 0 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Stadion Neufeld, Neufeld, Bern, aged 22 years 101 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England Schoolboy (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Richardson was a motor mechanic during his early playing days. After hanging up his boots, Richardson served as an assistant trainer with Leyton Orient FC, becoming a trainer between June 1951 and June 1955. Became the assistant trainer at Millwall FC from November 1956 for a hsort time, before being compelled to retire on health grounds. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.206/207.


Jimmy Richardson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
3 2 0 180 2 90 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Jimmy Richardson - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Away - Friendly 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 75.0 +1

Jimmy Richardson
- Match History

 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - two full appearances (270 min)

F.A. International Selection Committee - two full appearances (180 min)x

Age 22
1 186 13 May 1933 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio NPNF, Roma tour AD Start ir
2 187 20 May 1933 - Switzerland 0 England 4, Stadion Neufeld, Bern AW Start 71,77 ir

 Club: Huddersfield Town A.F.C. - no full appearances  

Age 25
205 17 October 1936 - Wales 2 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL reserve