Marcus Glenroy Richardson is an English footballer who currently plays for Reading Town. He is a forward who usually plays in the target man role, and is much-travelled, having continually changed clubs in recent years.
Richardson began his career in non-league football. Following a move from Burnham, he made his debut for Slough Town in December 1999. A successful season with Slough alerted league scouts and he spent a week on trial with Cambridge United in July 2000. He moved to Harrow Borough for the start of the 2000–01 season and continued to attract attention from league clubs with appearances for Reading reserves in August 2000 and Wycombe Wanderers reserves in November 2000. He finally broke into the professional ranks by signing for Cambridge United on 16 March 2001, the same day that Dave Kitson also signed for Cambridge. The following day, he scored on his debut, netting a last-minute winner in a 3–2 win away to Stoke City. He moved to Torquay United on loan in September 2001, making the move permanent the following month at a cost of £5,000 for Torquay.
His spell at Torquay began with his as regular, although he was later mainly used as a substitute, competing with the likes of David Graham, Eifion Williams and Tony Bedeau for a place up front. He moved to Hartlepool United in October 2002 and would be joined at Hartlepool by Eifion Williams who had joined seven months earlier. He struggled to settle at Hartlepool, although did score against Torquay in a match almost postponed due to snow, Richardson landing in a pile of cleared snow in front of the Torquay fans during one attempt on goal.
He had two spells on loan with Lincoln City in the 2003–04 season, before signing for Lincoln on a free transfer in January 2004. He was involved in "training ground incident" with Ciarán Toner early the following year, which resulted in both players being fined and loaned out to other clubs, Richardson joining Rochdale on loan in February 2005.
The following month he joined Yeovil Town on a free transfer, but was released at the end of the season, after just four appearances in which he failed to score. In June 2005 he joined Chester City, where he scored the killer third goal in the club's shock 3–0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest in December 2005. However, he only managed a handful of other goals for the club and joined Macclesfield Town on loan in March 2006, scoring twice on the final day of the season at Bristol Rovers to help assure the Silkmen's Football League safety.
He was released by Chester at the end of the 2005–06 season, and in July 2006 joined Weymouth. It was to be yet another nomadic 12 month period for Richardson. He failed to settle at Weymouth and left to rejoin Cambridge United on August 21, 2006 without playing a league game for Weymouth. He departed Cambridge in January 2007, joining Crawley Town. He duly left Crawley in the summer of 2007.
After a successful pre-season trial, he joined Bury on a month to month contract in August 2007, linking up with his erstwhile Lincoln City manager Keith Alexander. He played his only league game for the club in a surprise 2–1 win at Milton Keynes Dons on August 11, 2007 but was released at the end of his short-term contract on August 31, 2007.
In October 2007, Marcus joined Farnborough, scoring on his debut against Marlow. After nearly two seasons at the club he was released in the May 2009, following a change in manager.
Richardson signed for Henley Town in August 2009, scoring on his debut in a 6–0 victory over Prestwood on 16 August 2009. In July 2010, he moved on to join Reading Town where he also formed part of the management team.
|First Appearance:||18-12-1999 vs Harrow Borough|
|First Goal:||18-12-1999 vs Harrow Borough|
|Total STFC Appearances:||31|
|Total STFC Goals:||10|
|Match Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team||Competition||Goals||Cards||Report|
|06-05-2000||Dagenham & R.||2-1||Slough Town||League||-||-||Report|
|02-05-2000||Slough Town||0-0||Aldershot Town||League||-||-||Report|
|29-04-2000||Slough Town||2-1||Heybridge Swifts||League||-||-||Report|
|24-04-2000||Basingstoke Town||1-0||Slough Town||League||-||-||Report|
|22-04-2000||Slough Town||2-3||Boreham Wood||League||-||-||Report|
|18-04-2000||Heybridge Swifts||1-1||Slough Town||League||-||-||Report|
|08-04-2000||Slough Town||2-3||Harrow Borough||League||-||Report|
|01-04-2000||Slough Town||2-0||Chesham United||League||-||-||Report|
|28-03-2000||Aylesbury United||4-2||Slough Town||B&B Senior Cup||-||Report|
|25-03-2000||Aldershot Town||2-0||Slough Town||League||-||-||Report|
|18-03-2000||Canvey Island||2-0||Slough Town||League||-||-||Report|
|11-03-2000||Slough Town||1-1||Hampton & Richmond||League||-||-||Report|
|07-03-2000||Gravesend & Northfleet||3-2||Slough Town||Full Members Cup||-||-||Report|
|04-03-2000||Slough Town||3-1||Walton & Hersham||League||-||-||Report|
|26-02-2000||Hitchin Town||1-2||Slough Town||League||-||Report|
|22-02-2000||Slough Town||3-0||Hungerford Town||Berks & Bucks||-||-||Report|
|19-02-2000||Slough Town||2-1||Gravesend & Northfleet||League||-||Report|
|15-02-2000||Leatherhead||0-3||Slough Town||Full Members Cup||-||Report|
|12-02-2000||Billericay Town||3-1||Slough Town||League||-||-||Report|
|05-02-2000||Slough Town||2-1||Carshalton Ath||League||-||-||Report|
|22-01-2000||Slough Town||0-3||St Albans City||League||-||-||Report|
|18-01-2000||Slough Town||1-0||Maidenhead United||B&B Senior Cup||-||-||Report|
|15-01-2000||Slough Town||3-0||Hitchin Town||League||-||-||Report|
|11-01-2000||Maidenhead United||1-1||Slough Town||B&B Senior Cup||-||-||Report|
|08-01-2000||Slough Town||1-2||Farnborough Town||League||-||-||Report|
|03-01-2000||Aylesbury United||2-2||Slough Town||League||-||Report|
|27-12-1999||Slough Town||1-4||Basingstoke Town||League||-||-||Report|
|18-12-1999||Harrow Borough||0-1||Slough Town||League||-||Report|