Richards, Eliot

Birth Date

10th September 1991

Birthplace

New Tredegar, Wales

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

A product of the Bristol Rovers youth system, Richards joined the professional ranks at the club in the summer of 2009

On 6 May 2014, after Bristol Rovers were relegated to the Connference he was released from his contract. He made 112 apperances and scored 27 goals for Rovers.

On 7 February 2014, Richards joined Exeter City on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season playing 17 games and scoring 5 goals.

On 28 May 2014, Richards became new Tranmere Rovers manager Rob Edwards first signing, signing a two-year deal with the club. Richards left Tranmere on 2 February 2015 by mutual consent.

Richards signed an 18-month deal with Cheltenham Town on 2 February 2015.

On 28 March 2015, it was announced that Richards had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. On 4 September he has been given the all-clear in his battle with cancer.

In January 2016, Eliot joined National League South side Bath City on loan for a month.

Richards was released by Cheltenham Town in March 2016

On 4 April 2016, Richards signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North America Soccer League.

He came back to the UK and signed for Weston Super Mare in 2016, in 2016/17 he was playing on loan for Methyr.

In 2017/18 he played 38 times for Hereford United, scoring 3 times

Richards was called up to the Wales national under-19 football team in April 2010, for their squad to face Northern Ireland on 5 May.

Richards was called up to the Wales Under 21 squad for the first time in August 2012 for their match against Armenia

Appearances

11

Appearances as Substitute

6

Goals

5

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