Leam Nathan Richardson (born 19 November 1979) is an English former professional footballer who is currently the assistant manager at Wigan Athletic F.C.. His previous clubs include Chesterfield, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Notts County, Blackpool , Accrington Stanley and Portsmouth F.C.
|Full name||Leam Nathan Richardson|
|Date of birth||19 November 1979|
|Place of birth||Leeds, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|Wigan Athletic (Assistant Manager)|
|2001–2002||→ Notts County (loan)||20||(0)|
|2002–2003||→ Blackpool (loan)||20||(0)|
|2012||Accrington Stanley (as caretaker)|
|2017–||Wigan Athletic (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Honours include; Youth cup captain finalist (Runner up) Championship play off winners( Bolton Wanderers) Love Vans trophy winners(Blackpool) Play off (Runner up) Conference champions (Accrington Stanley) Johnstone paint (Runner up Chesterfield) League 2 champions (Chesterfield) League 2 champions (Portsmouth) League 1 Champions (Wigan Athletic)
In 2002–03 season he moved on loan to Blackpool. He made his debut in a 3–0 win against Peterborough United in League One on 21 December 2002. He was sent off against Huddersfield Town on 1 January 2003.
On 23 June 2003 he joined Blackpool on a free transfer. He made his debut in a 5–0 loss against QPR in League One on 9 August 2003. He scored his first goal for the club against Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup on 6 December 2003. Richardson played as a substitute in the victorious 2004 Football League Trophy Final.
On 13 August 2005 he joined Accrington Stanley on a free transfer on non-contract terms. He made his debut against Canvey Island in the Football Conference on 13 August 2005. He scored his first goal against Brentford in League Two on 26 February 2008.
Following former Stanley manager John Coleman's departure to Rochdale in January 2012, Richardson took over as caretaker manager. On 28 January 2012, Richardson took charge of his first game for Accrington at home to Gillingham, Stanley won the match 4–3 and briefly moved into a play-off position for the first time in the season.
Accrington appointed Paul Cook's to be their manager the following month, but when Cook left to become manager of Chesterfield in October 2012, Richardson took on another term as caretaker manager. On 1 November 2012 he was given a permanent two-and-a-half-year deal by the Accrington board.
- As of 27 April 2013
|Accrington Stanley (caretaker)||23 January 2012||13 February 2012||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Accrington Stanley||25 October 2012||30 April 2013||36||10||11||15||27.78|
- Youth Cup Runners up & Captain
- Championship play-off-Winners (promoted to the Premier League)
- Conference National (V): 2006
- Richardson joins County
- "Oldham 2-5 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 6 December 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- "Blackpool 2-0 Southend". BBC. 21 March 2004. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
- Blackpool release defensive duo
- Stanley complete double signing
- Accrington 1–0 Brentford
- Accrington Stanley: Leam Richardson named new manager
- Leam Richardson at Soccerbase