Walsall player 140. David “Dai” Richards


David “Dai” Richards (31 October 1906 – 1 October 1969) was a Welsh professional footballer born in Abercanaid,Merthyr Tydfil, who played as a wing half. He made nearly 350 appearances in the Football League playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brentford, Birmingham and Walsall.(I can only find that he played 3 games for Walsall, probably because this year because of the breakout of war football league changed to regional, and players joined the forces) With Wolverhampton Wanderers he won the championship of the Second Division in the 1931–32 season. He also won 21 full caps for Wales. He died in Yardley, Birmingham, aged 62.

Dai Richards
His brother Billy also played for Wolves as well as for Coventry City, Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion, making one appearance for Wales in December 1932

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1927 Merthyr Town
1927–1935 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1935–1937 Brentford 55 (0)
1937–1939 Birmingham
1939 Walsall  3 (0)
National team
1931–1938 Wales 21 (0)
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