Ray Richards (footballer)

Raymond " Ray" Richards ( born May 18, 1946 in England ) is a former Australian football player and football coach.


Richards began his career in his native England and emigrated to Australia 19 years old. There he first played in Latrobe City, Queensland. After a stint at Hollandia he played until his retirement in late 1979 for three clubs in Sydney, the longest for the Marconi Stallions.

Furthermore, denied Richards from 1967 to 1975 a total of 60 games in the Australian national team, in which he scored ten goals. With Australia, he took part in the World Cup 1974. He also played in the national teams of Queensland and New South Wales.

From 1974 to 1976 he coached the Marconi Stallions.


  • Richards was the first Australian who was referenced in a World Cup match of the field: In the match against Chile on 22 June 1974 ( 0-0 ) won in the 83rd minute red card.