Plumb, Richard

Birth Date

24th September 1946

Birthplace

Swindon, England

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Plumb started as an apprentice with his home town team, Swindon Town, but although he spent 16 months as a professional with them, signing in December 1963, he never made it into the first team.

His League debut came after moving to Bristol Rovers in April 1965, when he played against Brighton and Hove Albion in October of that year.

He went on to make 39 League appearances for Rovers, scoring eight goals.

Yeovil Town broke their transfer fee record to sign Plumb for £3,000 in October 1968.

His first of two spells with the club saw him score 53 goals in 111 appearances in all competitions.

Charlton Athletic parted with £7,000 to sign Plumb in September 1970, which was also then Yeovil’s record sale.

He made 43 League appearances and scored ten goals for Charlton, before moving on to Exeter City for £5,000 in August 1972.

He made his league debut for City in a 5-1 home win over Bradford City in the same month and went on to score 11 goals in 38 appearances in his first season,playing alongside 28-goal, Fred Binney.

After one more season at St James’ Park, Plumb returned to Yeovil Town where he scored 97 goals in 226 games for the club.

He ended his footballing career with Chard Town, who he joined in the summer of 1978.

Appearances

59

Goals

17

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David Plumb:

Remember him playing, and my dad getting phone calls asking if he was Richard Plumb ( R K Plumb). We now live in Swindon and my eldest son is Richard Plumb. Spooky !

Anonymous:

Remember him playing, and my dad getting phone calls asking if he was Richard Plumb ( R K Plumb). We now live in Swindon and my eldest son is Richard Plumb. Spooky !

DAVID PLUMB:

Remember him playing, and my dad getting phone calls asking if he was Richard Plumb ( R K Plumb). We now live in Swindon and my eldest son is Richard Plumb. Spooky !

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