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Richard Stearman

Full name: Richard James Michael Stearman
Birthdate: 19.08.1987
Birthplace: Wolverhampton
Position: Right-back, centre-back
Joined from: Local
Nationality: England
First game: Cardiff City, 30.10.2004
Last game: Stoke City, 04.05.2008
Games: 130 (105 starts + 25 subs)
Goals: 11
  • Player profile

    The tall defender was born in Wolverhampton but raised in Leicestershire and came up through the Foxes youth ranks into the first team. He was spotted playing for Harborough Town and penned his first professional deal with City in 2004 after winning the club's Young Player of the Year accolade in the 2003-04 campaign.

    Stearman made his senior debut at the young age of 17, being part of the side that kept a clean sheet in a 0-0 stalemate with Cardiff City in October 2004. He went on to make eight appearances that season but became a first-team regular the following season, attracting interest of clubs such as Sunderland. The Black Cats had a bid turned down for Stearman, with then-manager Rob Kelly keen to hang on to the hot prospect.

    He blossomed into a key part of the City defence and played for the club for two more seasons, culminating in winning both the Player of the Year gong and Players' Player of the Year award in 2007-08. But that season was to be his last for the Foxes, joining a number of players who left the Walkers Stadium following the club's relegation to League One. A popular player at City, Stearman moved to his hometown club Wolves on a four-year deal.

    Stearman was a versatile defender, equally capable of playing at right-back or at centre-back, although Foxes fans believed his best performances came from the centre of defence.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    2004-05Championship81--------81
    2004_83_
    2005-06Championship3432-31----394
    2005_83_
    2006-07Championship3511-32----393
    2006_83_
    2007-08Championship3921-41----443
    2007_83_
    Total11674-104----130 11
    _83_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 30.10.2004 Championship Cardiff City (A) 0 - 0
    2 11.12.2004 Championship Reading (H) 0 - 2
    3 12.02.2005 Championship Ipswich Town (A) 1 - 2
    4 26.02.2005 Championship Reading (A) 0 - 0
    5 02.04.2005 Championship Millwall (H) 3 - 1 1
    6 19.04.2005 Championship Cardiff City (H) 1 - 1
    7 23.04.2005 Championship Sunderland (A) 1 - 2
    8 08.05.2005 Championship Plymouth Argyle (A) 0 - 0
    9 06.08.2005 Championship Sheffield United (A) 1 - 4
    10 20.08.2005 Championship Crewe Alexandra (A) 2 - 2
    11 23.08.2005 League Cup 1 Bury (A) 3 - 0 1
    12 27.08.2005 Championship Luton Town (H) 0 - 2
    13 29.08.2005 Championship Hull City (A) 1 - 1
    14 20.09.2005 League Cup 2 Blackpool (H) 2 - 1
    15 24.09.2005 Championship Queens Park Rangers (H) 1 - 2
    16 27.09.2005 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 0 - 0
    17 01.10.2005 Championship Derby County (A) 1 - 1
    18 15.10.2005 Championship Watford (A) 2 - 1
    19 18.10.2005 Championship Burnley (H) 0 - 1
    20 23.10.2005 Championship Coventry City (H) 2 - 1
    21 22.11.2005 Championship Watford (H) 2 - 2
    22 30.11.2005 League Cup 4 Bolton Wanderers (A) 1 - 2
    23 03.12.2005 Championship Leeds United (A) 1 - 2
    24 09.12.2005 Championship Stoke City (A) 2 - 3
    25 17.12.2005 Championship Crewe Alexandra (H) 1 - 1
    26 28.12.2005 Championship Reading (A) 0 - 2
    27 31.12.2005 Championship Norwich City (H) 0 - 1
    28 02.01.2006 Championship Crystal Palace (A) 0 - 2
    29 08.01.2006 FA Cup 3 Tottenham Hotspur (H) 3 - 2
    30 14.01.2006 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 2 1
    31 21.01.2006 Championship Cardiff City (H) 1 - 2
    32 24.01.2006 Championship Plymouth Argyle (A) 0 - 1
    33 28.01.2006 FA Cup 4 Southampton (H) 0 - 1
    34 31.01.2006 Championship Queens Park Rangers (A) 3 - 2 1
    35 04.02.2006 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 0
    36 11.02.2006 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 2 - 1
    37 14.02.2006 Championship Derby County (H) 2 - 2
    38 18.02.2006 Championship Leeds United (H) 1 - 1
    39 25.02.2006 Championship Ipswich Town (A) 0 - 2
    40 04.03.2006 Championship Hull City (H) 3 - 2
    41 11.03.2006 Championship Luton Town (A) 2 - 1
    42 18.03.2006 Championship Millwall (A) 1 - 0
    43 25.03.2006 Championship Reading (H) 1 - 1
    44 01.04.2006 Championship Norwich City (A) 1 - 2
    45 17.04.2006 Championship Coventry City (A) 1 - 1 1
    46 22.04.2006 Championship Plymouth Argyle (H) 1 - 0
    47 30.04.2006 Championship Southampton (A) 0 - 2
    48 05.08.2006 Championship Luton Town (A) 0 - 2
    49 08.08.2006 Championship Burnley (H) 0 - 1
    50 18.08.2006 Championship Coventry City (A) 0 - 0
    51 22.08.2006 League Cup 1 Macclesfield Town (H) 2 - 0
    52 26.08.2006 Championship Southend United (H) 1 - 0
    53 09.09.2006 Championship West Bromwich Albion (A) 0 - 2
    54 12.09.2006 Championship Hull City (H) 0 - 1
    55 19.09.2006 League Cup 2 Hereford United (A) 3 - 1 1
    56 23.09.2006 Championship Colchester United (H) 0 - 0
    57 14.10.2006 Championship Southampton (H) 3 - 2 1
    58 17.10.2006 Championship Leeds United (A) 2 - 1
    59 21.10.2006 Championship Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 1
    60 24.10.2006 League Cup 3 Aston Villa (H) 2 - 3 1
    61 28.10.2006 Championship Queens Park Rangers (A) 1 - 1
    62 31.10.2006 Championship Stoke City (H) 2 - 1
    63 04.11.2006 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 2
    64 11.11.2006 Championship Plymouth Argyle (H) 2 - 2
    65 18.11.2006 Championship Preston North End (H) 0 - 1
    66 25.11.2006 Championship Derby County (A) 0 - 1
    67 28.11.2006 Championship Norwich City (A) 1 - 3
    68 02.12.2006 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (H) 1 - 4
    69 09.12.2006 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 2 - 1
    70 16.12.2006 Championship Barnsley (H) 2 - 0
    71 26.12.2006 Championship Hull City (A) 2 - 1
    72 30.12.2006 Championship Southampton (A) 0 - 2
    73 01.01.2007 Championship Sunderland (H) 0 - 2
    74 17.01.2007 FA Cup 3 rep Fulham (A) 3 - 4
    75 03.02.2007 Championship Luton Town (H) 1 - 1
    76 17.02.2007 Championship Coventry City (H) 3 - 0
    77 20.02.2007 Championship Burnley (A) 1 - 0
    78 03.03.2007 Championship Southend United (A) 2 - 2
    79 10.03.2007 Championship Crystal Palace (A) 0 - 2
    80 31.03.2007 Championship Stoke City (A) 2 - 4
    81 06.04.2007 Championship Derby County (H) 1 - 1
    82 14.04.2007 Championship Norwich City (H) 1 - 2
    83 17.04.2007 Championship Birmingham City (H) 1 - 2
    84 21.04.2007 Championship Preston North End (A) 1 - 0
    85 28.04.2007 Championship Barnsley (A) 1 - 0
    86 06.05.2007 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 4
    87 11.08.2007 Championship Blackpool (H) 0 - 1
    88 14.08.2007 League Cup 1 Accrington Stanley (A) 1 - 0
    89 18.09.2007 League Cup 2 Nottingham Forest (A) 3 - 2 1
    90 22.09.2007 Championship Charlton Athletic (A) 0 - 2
    91 26.09.2007 League Cup 3 Aston Villa (A) 1 - 0
    92 29.09.2007 Championship Stoke City (H) 1 - 1
    93 02.10.2007 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 0 - 0
    94 06.10.2007 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A) 2 - 0
    95 20.10.2007 Championship Scunthorpe United (A) 0 - 0
    96 23.10.2007 Championship Sheffield United (H) 0 - 1
    97 27.10.2007 Championship Barnsley (H) 2 - 0
    98 31.10.2007 League Cup 4 Chelsea (A) 3 - 4
    99 03.11.2007 Championship Colchester United (A) 1 - 1
    100 06.11.2007 Championship Preston North End (A) 1 - 1
    101 10.11.2007 Championship Burnley (H) 0 - 1
    102 24.11.2007 Championship Bristol City (A) 2 - 0 1
    103 26.11.2007 Championship Cardiff City (H) 0 - 0
    104 01.12.2007 Championship Southampton (H) 1 - 2
    105 04.12.2007 Championship Burnley (A) 1 - 1
    106 08.12.2007 Championship West Bromwich Albion (H) 1 - 2
    107 15.12.2007 Championship Hull City (A) 0 - 2
    108 22.12.2007 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 1
    109 26.12.2007 Championship Ipswich Town (H) 2 - 0 1
    110 29.12.2007 Championship Charlton Athletic (H) 1 - 1
    111 01.01.2008 Championship Queens Park Rangers (A) 1 - 3
    112 05.01.2008 FA Cup 3 Southampton (A) 0 - 2
    113 12.01.2008 Championship Coventry City (H) 2 - 0
    114 19.01.2008 Championship Norwich City (A) 0 - 0
    115 28.01.2008 Championship Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 0
    116 02.02.2008 Championship Blackpool (A) 1 - 2
    117 12.02.2008 Championship Watford (A) 0 - 1
    118 16.02.2008 Championship Norwich City (H) 4 - 0
    119 01.03.2008 Championship Cardiff City (A) 1 - 0
    120 04.03.2008 Championship Preston North End (H) 0 - 1
    121 08.03.2008 Championship Bristol City (H) 0 - 0
    122 11.03.2008 Championship Southampton (A) 0 - 1
    123 15.03.2008 Championship West Bromwich Albion (A) 4 - 1
    124 22.03.2008 Championship Hull City (H) 0 - 2
    125 29.03.2008 Championship Scunthorpe United (H) 1 - 0
    126 05.04.2008 Championship Sheffield United (A) 0 - 3
    127 12.04.2008 Championship Colchester United (H) 1 - 1
    128 19.04.2008 Championship Barnsley (A) 1 - 0
    129 26.04.2008 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (H) 1 - 3
    130 04.05.2008 Championship Stoke City (A) 0 - 0
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN Local Youth 1998
    OUT  Wolverhampton Wanderers £1,100,000 25.06.2008
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