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Richard Ord

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Full nameRichard Ord
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Richard Ord (born 3 March 1970 in Murton, County Durham, England) is a former English professional footballer best known for his time with Sunderland.

He joined Sunderland on leaving school in 1986, and played nearly 300 first team games for them until he left the club in 1998. During that time, he helped them win promotion to the top flight twice (1990 and 1996) and achieve runners-up spot in the FA Cup (1992).

Ord attended Easington Comprehensive School. He was a highly rated Centre back who could also operate on the left, his most notable achievement being in 1996 when he won the Division One championship with Sunderland.

In the summer of 1998, he signed for Queen's Park Rangers, but was injured in a pre-season friendly. A two-year injury nightmare prevented him from ever playing in a competitive game for QPR, and he finally announced his retirement as a player in 2000, aged only 30.

Ord is currently manager of non-league Durham City, having previously shared the role with Lee Collings before his departure in September 2011.

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