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Marc Richards

Richards at Vale Park in September 2010.
Personal information
Full nameMarc John Richards
Date of birth8 July 1982(age 34)
Place of birthWolverhampton, England
Height5 ft 11 in
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubPort Vale

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Marc John Richards (born 8 July 1982 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands) is an English professional footballer who plays as striker. He is the captain of League Two side Port Vale.

A youth team player at Hednesford Town, he turned professional at Blackburn Rovers in 2000. He spent the 2001 02 season on loan at Crewe Alexandra, Oldham Athletic, and Halifax Town. He then spent much of the 2002 03 season on loan at Swansea City before he was allowed to join Northampton Town in summer 2003. He scored eleven goals for the club in 2003 04, though was used sent out on loan to Rochdale in the latter half of the 2004 05 campaign after he found himself struggling with injury. He joined Barnsley in August 2005, and went on to score twelve goals in 2005 06, helping the club win promotion to the Championship. Released at the end of the 2006 07 season, he signed with Port Vale in June 2007. After five goals in 2007 08, he became the club's top-scorer for three seasons running with 11 goals in 2008 09, 22 goals in 2009 10, and 20 goals in 2010 11.

Overall he has scored more than 100 goals in over 350 professional appearances. He has also represented England at under-18 and England under-20 levels.

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