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W. G. Richardson

Personal information
Full nameWilliam Richardson
Date of birth29 May 1909
Place of birthFramwellgate Moor, County Durham, England
Date of death29 March 1959(age 49)
Place of deathPerry Barr, Birmingham, England
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionStriker

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William "Ginger" Richardson (29 May 1909 29 March 1959) often referred to as W.G. Richardson and by the nickname 'Ginger' to avoid confusion with team mate Bill Richardson, was an English professional football player, who played as a centre forward. He famously scored scored four goals in five minutes for West Bromwich Albion against West Ham United at Upton Park on November the 7th 1931. He scored both of West Brom's goals when they won the 1931 FA Cup Final beating West Midlands rivals Birmingham City 2-1.

In the 1935-36 season he scored 39 goals still the WBA record for top scorer in the top division of the English football league. He was killed in a car accident aged 49. The nephew of English cricketing great Tom Richardson and the Great-Uncle of the musician and writer Sarah Price

In 2004 he was named as one of West Bromwich Albion's 16 greatest players, in a poll organised as part of the club's 125th anniversary celebrations.

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