Logan, Richard

Birth Date

4th January 1982


Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk



Biographical Text

In a career that started at Ipswich Town, Richard Logan had predominantly featured for Peterborough United when he joined Exeter City from Weymouth. Arriving in the Grecians’ fourth Conference season he remained with the club until its’ relegation from League One and scored the winning goal when City clinched promotion at Rotherham in 2009.   

Richard began his career as a trainee with Ipswich Town but only started a handful of games as he was sent out on loan to Cambridge United, Torquay United and Boston United. Joining the then-Football League Boston permanently in January 2003 Richard soon caught the attention of Peterborough United with whom, after an initial loan deal, he agreed terms in December 2003. After two-and-a-half seasons, and following loans to Shrewsbury and Lincoln, Richard dropped out of the Football League when he moved to Weymouth in June 2006.    

With Richard netting five times in 14 league starts, and with Weymouth in financial difficulty, the 25-year-old was allowed to join Exeter City in January 2007. Having scored against City on Boxing Day 2006 and featuring in Weymouth’s 4-0 defeat in the reverse fixture on 23 January 2007, Richard made his Grecians debut against Woking on 10 February 2007. Scoring four times, Richard quickly established himself as he appeared in the end-of-season play-offs against Oxford United and Morecambe.    

The following season saw Richard become City’s leading goalscorer with 18 goals in 39 regular-season league games. He then appeared in all three play-off games, scoring the third at Torquay in the semi-final, which culminated in City’s return to the Football League on 18 May 2008. For Richard it was an appearance at the ‘new’ Wembley to put alongside one at the ‘old’ stadium in a schools’ international in March 1998.    

Richard featured rather less-frequently during City’s subsequent 2008/09 promotion season although, having scored just three times that season, was on hand to score the promotion-clinching goal at Rotherham United on 2 May 2009. 

With the Grecians now embarking on a three-year stay in League One, Richard was to stay with the club throughout this period even though he was to be increasingly used as a substitute. Featuring in 36 league and cup games Richard netted four times in 2009/10 before boosting his tally to eleven from 47 appearances as City finished 8th in League One in 2010/11. 

In his final season, with City heading back to League Two, Richard scored on six occasions in 33 league and cup games to bring his overall City account to 48 goals. Of his league appearances 95 had been as a starter, 98 as substitute.

Richard left Exeter City in May2012 and, following an unhappy stay at Wycombe Wanderers, soon joined Dorchester Town before returning home to Suffolk to play for Bury Town in the Isthmian League. After finishing playing Richard continued to live in Bury St Edmunds where he grew up. 


Exeter City

League 188 ( plus play-offs 6); Cups 21 (215)


League 46 (plus play-offs 1); Cups 1 (48)

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