W. G. Richardson

Football, Football player

1909 – 1959

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Who was W. G. Richardson?

William "Ginger" Richardson 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 and is still in the Guinness Book of Records to this day.

He scored both of West Brom's goals when they won the 1931 FA Cup Final, beating Midlands rivals Birmingham 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. Richardson was the nephew of English cricketing great Tom Richardson.

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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Born
May 29, 1909
Framwellgate Moor
Nationality
  • England
Lived in
  • Framwellgate Moor
Died
Mar 29, 1959
Perry Barr

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on July 23, 2013

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