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Richard Money

Richard Money

Birthdate: 13 October 1955
Birthplace: Lowestoft, England
Other clubs: Lowestoft Town (1971-73), Scunthorpe United (1973-77), Fulham (1977-80), Derby County (loan 1982), Luton Town (1982-83), Portsmouth (1983-85), Scunthorpe United (2 / 1985-89)
Bought from: Fulham
Signed for LFC: £50,000, May 1980
Liverpool debut: 13.09.1980
Last appearance: 05.05.1981
Contract expiry: April 1982
Win ratio: 29.41% W:5 D:8 L:4
Honours: European Cup 1981
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 2 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 14 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 17 / 0

Player profile

Central defender Money had acquired a good reputation in the lower leagues with Scunthorpe and Fulham, for whom he had appeared in close to 300 League matches, despite being only 24-years-old. Even though 1980/81 was a season when Liverpool’s League form was erratic, a final placing of fifth compared with first in the two previous seasons, Money was unable to break through as a first-team regular and made only 14 first division appearances. Although his Liverpool career was but a brief one, he could at least claim to be part of one of the most famous nights in Liverpool’s European history when he played in the 1-1 draw against Bayern in Munich’s Olympic Stadium, a result that took the club through against all the odds to their third European Cup final in five seasons. Money's performance was praised by Laurie Cunningham, Real Madrid’s England winger. As he prepared to face Liverpool in the final in Paris, Cunningham said: "I watched Liverpool play in Munich on television and I was very impressed by Richard Money. I liked the way he kept the forwards supplied with accurate crosses." Money and Cunningham didn't come face to face in the final as Alan Kennedy had recovered from injury and Money was an unused substitute.

Money went on loan to Derby County for a short time the following season before signing permanently for Luton Town in April 1982. A spell at Portsmouth followed before he returned to Scunthorpe, the club where he had started his playing career. Money later became Scunthorpe's manager, also having managed AIK and Västerås in Sweden, Australia's Newcastle United Jets and Walsall. In the summer of 2008 he was hired as the director of Newcastle United's academy. At the end of October 2009 Money was unveiled as the new manager of Luton Town, who were now in the Conference. At the end of his first full season Luton finished as runners-up to the champions, but were beaten on aggregate by York City in the play-off semi-final. Money parted company with Luton in March 2011. In October 2012, Richard Money was appointed to be head coach of Conference club Cambridge United in the fifth tier of English football. Cambridge finished second behind champions Luton Town at the end of the 2013/14 season. United then beat Halifax Town 2-1 on aggregate to make the play-off final against Gateshead, who had beaten them 2-0 on the final day of the regular season. At Wembley in the play-off final, however, Cambridge reversed that scoreline to return to the Football League after an absence of nine years. Under Money's management Cambridge United also won the FA Trophy by beating Gosport Borough 4-0 at Wembley towards the end of March. Money was appointed the Academy manager of Norwich  City in December 2016.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 14 1 1 1 0 17
1980-1981 14 1 1 1 0 17
1981-1982 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Manchester United
2 Leeds United
2 WBA
1 Birmingham City
1 Tottenham
1 Bayern Munich
1 Altrincham
1 Coventry City
1 Manchester City
1 Nottingham Forest
1 Everton
1 Middlesbrough
1 Sunderland
1 Aston Villa
Total Started/substitutions
15 Started
8 On the bench
2 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Competition
14 League
1 European Cup
1 FA Cup
1 League Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 13.09.1980 WBA Anfield League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Lowestoft Town 1971-1973 Eastern Counties League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Scunthorpe United 1973-1974 England Fourth Division 29 1 32 1
Scunthorpe United 1974-1975 England Fourth Division 43 0 47 0
Scunthorpe United 1975-1976 England Fourth Division 45 3 48 3
Scunthorpe United 1976-1977 England Fourth Division 38 0 42 0
Scunthorpe United 1977-1978 England Fourth Division 18 0 21 0
Fulham 1977-1978 England Second Division 23 1 23 1
Fulham 1978-1979 England Second Division 42 1 47 1
Fulham 1979-1980 England Second Division 41 0 45 1
Derby 1981-1982 England Second Division 5 0 6 0
Luton Town 1981-1982 England Second Division 13 1 13 1
Luton Town 1982-1983 England First Division 31 0 36 0
Portsmouth 1983-1984 England Second Division 16 0 20 0
Portsmouth 1984-1985 England Second Division 0 0 0 0
Portsmouth 1985-1986 England Second Division 1 0 1 0
Scunthorpe United 1985-1986 England Fourth Division 25 0 31 0
Scunthorpe United 1986-1987 England Fourth Division 42 0 49 0
Scunthorpe United 1987-1988 England Fourth Division 32 0 40 0
Scunthorpe United 1988-1989 England Fourth Division 6 0 12 0
Scunthorpe United 1989-1990 England Fourth Division 1 0 2 0
Total 451 7 515 8
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