Richard Coates (footballer)
|Full name||Richard Coates|
|Date of birth||1889|
|Place of birth||Stoke-upon-Trent, England|
|Date of death||1960 (aged 61)|
|Place of death||Chester, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Coates was born in Stoke-upon-Trent and played amateur football with Welsh club Mardy before joining Stoke in 1912. He played in one first team match which came in a 1–0 defeat to Coventry City during the 1912–13 season before returning to amateur football with Annfield Plain.