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Richard Coates (1889 – 1960) was an English footballer who played for Stoke.[1]

Richard Coates
Personal information
Full name Richard Coates[1]
Date of birth 1889[1]
Place of birth Stoke-upon-Trent, England[1]
Date of death 1960 (aged 61)[1]
Place of death Chester, England[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1912–1913 Stoke 1 (0)
1914–19?? Annfield Plain
* 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.[1] 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.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke[1] 1912–13 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 1 0 0 0 1 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.