Walsall player 512. Dai Richards


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. 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.
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.
Dai Richards
Personal information
Full name David Thomas Richards
Date of birth 31 October 1906
Place of birth Abercanaid, Wales

Date of death 1 October 1969 (aged 62)
Place of death Yardley, Birmingham, England

Playing position Wing half

Senior career
Years                 Team                                    Apps    (Gls)
–                        Riverfield
–                        Bedlinog
1925–1927         Merthyr Town                               0      (0)
1927–1935         Wolverhampton Wanderers        219      (5)
1935–1937         Brentford                                    55      (0)
1937–1939         Birmingham                                62      (2)
1939–1945         Walsall                                        3       (0)
1945–19??         Sedgley
National team
1931–1938         Wales                                        21       (0)

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