Kieran Richardson

Kieran Richardson (2007)

Kieran Edward Richardson ( born October 21, 1984 in Greenwich, England) is an English football player who is under contract with Fulham FC since 2012. Its normal position is in the left side of midfield. But he can also play in the left outer storm or behind the strikers.



Richardson attended the Riverston Independent Day School in Lee, London. With the football games he started at the Parkwood Primary School, where he showed a talent in his early days. He later went to West Ham United, where he first trained with the pros. Before he could celebrate his first deployment, he moved to Manchester United in 2001. In his first season at Manchester United, he played for the reserve. In the first team he got the shirt number 42, but without being used.

In the summer of 2002 he became a full member of the professional team. On 23 October 2002, he made ​​his debut when he came off the bench in the Champions League against Olympiakos Piraeus. His first goal he scored in Ligacup against Leicester City on November 5, 2002. Overall, he played in nine games that season for the first team (1 goal ).

At the beginning of the season 2003/ 04 he got the shirt number 23, which should express its higher appreciation. However, he was only three missions, all in the Champions League or the FA Cup. In the season 2004/ 05 he had until mid-season nine games ( 1 goal) disputed, although Sir Alex Ferguson decided to borrow him to allow him more playing time. On 29 January 2005 he was awarded to West Bromwich Albion. Under Bryan Robson Richardson was a regular player in central midfield. He scored three goals in twelve matches.

At the beginning of the season 2005/ 06 he returned to Manchester to become a regular in the hope. He had his breakthrough when he represented the injured Gabriel Heinze at left-back. Then he returned to the midfield, where he played some good games. He ran in that season to 36 times and scored six goals. In the season 2006/ 07 he got his missions mostly in Ligacup or in the FA Cup. In July 2007, Richardson moved for £ 5.5 million pounds ( € 8.2 million ) for the AFC Sunderland. There he signed a contract for four years.

On August 31, 2012 Richardson moved to Fulham, where he signed a three-year contract until 30 June 2015.


His first game with the English Under-21 team, he won on February 8, 2005. It was a friendly against the Netherlands U21.

After some convincing performances for West Bromwich Albion, he was invited at the end of the 2004/05 season to travel the England team in the U.S.. In his first international match for England, where he ran aground from the start, he scored two goals right off the bat against the United States, a free kick. In the following match against Colombia, he came off the bench. Later he returned to the U21, where he came in the two playoffs for U21 European Championship against France for use in the addition, however, the England lost with 2:3.

In qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, he played two more matches, against Wales in Cardiff and against Austria at Old Trafford. However, he was not nominated for the 2006 World Cup. In the season 2006/ 07 he was appointed the new coach Steve McClaren again and came to a few more appearances for England. Overall, he played 8 U21 caps for England (no gate) and 8 A- international matches ( 2 goals).