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Micah

Richards*

Minutes played

14

Pass Accuracy

92%

Touches

14

Assists

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 14
Passes completed 12/13
Touches 14
Assists 0
Goals 0
Shots on target 0
Personal
Position Defender
Date of birth 24 June 1988
Place of birth Birmingham
Height (ft) 5"11'
Weight (st) 13.08
International caps / goals 12 / 1
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 2 0
Goals 0 0
Assists 0 0
Passes 95% 94%
Yellow cards 0 0
Red cards 0 0

City on Richards*:

Micah Richards joined City from Oldham Athletic as a 14-year-old and has since progressed through the Club's successful Academy.

Made his first-team debut as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat at Highbury in October 2005, and he came close to scoring after being pushed forward as City sought an equaliser.

Called into the starting XI for the 3-2 win over Charlton as a right-back and made a great impression in an unfamiliar position. Followed that up by scoring in stoppage time in the very next match, a 5th round cup tie at Villa Park. He capped that by jumping into the City fans to celebrate, then swore live on national television when asked to describe how scoring in the last minute to level a cup tie actually felt!

Other fine performances followed as Micah remained in the City senior side until the end of the season.

Micah took the City No.2 shirt during the close season and made his England Under-21 debut against Moldova in August 2006, but even better was to come when he made his full England bow in a 1-1 draw with Holland in Amsterdam, winning rave reviews in the process. Just prior to this Micah had displayed his penchant for the dramatic goal once again, slamming in a last minute equaliser at Goodison Park.

He continued to impress for City and gained three more England caps, but sadly 2006/07 came to an early close for Micah when a shin complaint that he had struggled with for some time needed surgery.

Back to full fitness for pre-season, Micah began 2007/08 in superb form and took the man-of-the-match award in the 1-0 win over United in August. He also set up Frank Lampard's goal against Germany for England at Wembley, but his international stock rose even higher when he scored his first goal for England with a typically powerful header against Israel.

Micah ran Steven Gerrard close as the FA's England Player of the Year, as voted for by the fans, and in February 2008 he inked in a new five-and-a-half year contract with City. A setback came just afterwards when he was ruled out for around six weeks after requiring surgery on a knee cartilage problem.

Micah's versatility was much in evidence as 2008/09 progressed, he played in both full-back positions and in central defence as injuries and suspensions hit the squad hard. Nedum Onuoha's excellent form in central defence and Pablo Zabaleta's impressive showing as a midfielder eventually saw Micah cement a place at right back. After a long wait he added to his goal tally for City with the winner against Sunderland in March, his first for the Blues since the Everton strike in September 2006.

Micah started half of City's Premier League games in 2009-10, scoring twice into the bargain, but finished the season on the bench with Pablo Zabaleta being preferred at right-back by Roberto Mancini.

You can't keep a good man down though, and Micah climbed back to the top of the pecking order with 23 Premier League starts in City's title-winning campaign in 2011/12. 

A regular assist-maker in that campaign, Richards is considered one of the team's elder statesmen, despite his modest years.

Micah joined Fiorentina on a season-long loan in September 2014.

Latest tweets: @micahrichards

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  • Great win from the boys tonight! https://t.co/njs05mXmQs (1 day ago, via Instagram)

  • Rise and shine! https://t.co/HprrubyKLH (4 days ago, via Instagram)

  • Think it's fair to say am horrendous at diving!! 😂😂😂 https://t.co/q3Mwl2pUYe (6 days ago, via Instagram)

  • That's how much it meant to us to beat Spurs over 2 legs! netoo_89 https://t.co/ltK2azgaPW (7 days ago, via Instagram)

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