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Richard Walker (footballer born 1977)

Richard Walker (footballer born 1977)
Personal information
Full nameRichard Martin Walker
Date of birth8 November 1977(age 39)
Place of birthBirmingham, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionForward

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Richard Martin Walker (born 8 November 1977 in Birmingham) is an English professional footballer. He plays as a forward.

Walker started his career at Aston Villa in 1997. Here, he grabbed a goal against Arsenal, one of the highest points of his Villa career. After loan spells with Cambridge, Blackpool and Wycombe, he signed for the Seasiders in 2001. Walker was loaned out to Northampton and Oxford in the 2003-04 season, before joining Bristol Rovers in the summer of 2004.

A natural goalscorer, he formed a formidable partnership with Junior Agogo before the Ghanaian was sold to Nottingham Forest. Walker grabbed two goals in the 2007 League Two Play Off Final against Shrewsbury at Wembley, as the Gasheads secured a 3-1 victory to send them up to League One.

Walker was placed on the transfer list at the end of the 2007-08 season, having scored only four goals in that season, all from the penalty spot. He joined Shrewsbury on a full-season loan in the summer of 2008, taking him up to the expiry of his contract with Bristol Rovers.

Following the expiry of his Bristol Rovers contract, he joined newly promoted Burton Albion in July 2009 on a two year contract, he scored 4 goals in 35 games for the club before his release in May 2011.

Has been signed by Birmingham blue square team Solihull Moors today 09/09/11

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