Powerful defender Richards was born in Dundee but raised in Snaith, in the badlands between Scunthorpe and Doncaster. He joined City Juniors at 17 and signed a professional contract a year later. He had two seasons as a teenage first team defender for City as they ailed in the Fourth Division, before leaving the Tigers in 1983.
He spent a year in the non-league wilderness before returning to the senior game in 1984 with York City, and went on to have a nine year career around the lower leagues, most notably four seasons at Scarborough, before a lengthy spell at non-league Guiseley. He then managed a number of Yorkshire non-league sides in the early 2000s – Gainsborough Trinity, Frickley Athletic, Goole, Ossett Town and Hall Road Rangers.
Date/Place of Birth: 24 October 1961, Dundee
Hull City First Game: 8 March 1980, Exeter City A (Division Three), 18 years, 136 days old
Hull City Final Game: 30 October 1982, Tranmere Rovers A (Division Four), 21 years, 6 days old
Hull City (1979-1983), Grantham Town (1983), Goole Town (1984), Gainsborough Trinity (1984), York City (1984-1985), Lincoln City (1985-1986), Cambridge United (1986-1987), Scarborough (1987-1991), Halifax Town (1991-1992), Doncaster Rovers (1992-1993), Guiseley (1993-2000)
Hull City Record
Career: 70 apps, 2 goalsSteve Richards
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