Richard Sharp (footballer)

Richard "Ricky" Sharp (born 26 January 1956) was a Scottish professional footballer who is best known for his time with Dunfermline Athletic and Kilmarnock.

Richard Sharp
Personal information
Full name Richard Sharp
Date of birth (1956-01-26) 26 January 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
Bargeddie Amateurs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1975 Rangers 0 (0)
1975–1976 Greenock Morton 16 (0)
1976–1977 Kilmarnock 13 (0)
1977–1979 St Mirren 8 (0)
1978–1980 Dunfermline Athletic 32 (6)
1980–1982 East Stirlingshire 41 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football careerEdit

Sharp joined Rangers on 6 April 1974 from Bargeddie Amateurs.[1] He made one appearance for the club during a Scottish League Cup match against Hibernian, on 10 August 1974.[2] Sharp was substituted (replaced by Jim Denny), with Rangers losing 0–3 at half time and he never played for the club again.[3]

He moved on to Morton shortly afterwards.[3] On 17 January 1976, Sharp left Morton and joined Kilmarnock before moving on to St Mirren eighteen months later in September 1977.[3] Sharp had subsequent spells with Dunfermline Athletic[3] and East Stirlingshire[3] respectively.

Later careerEdit

Sharp retired from professional football in 1982 and joined Strathclyde Police.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Sharp is the older brother of former Everton and Scotland striker Graeme.[3]


  1. ^ Bob Ferrier, Robert McElroy (2005). Rangers: The Complete Record. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-481-7.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Sharp, Richard". Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Ferrier, Bob & McElroy, Robert (1990). Glasgow Rangers: Player by Player. The Crowood Press. ISBN 1-85223-404-0.

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