Dunfermline Athletic

Ben Richards-Everton

Date of Birth: 17-10-1991
Position: Central defender
Joined: 18-06-2015
Nationality: English

Previous Clubs: Tamworth Town, Partick Thistle, Airdrieonians (on loan)

Ben joined Dunfermline from Partick Thistle in June 2015 although it was as an Airdrieonians player that Pars fans recognised the big Englishman. He made 43 appearance in his first season and scored two goals.

Ben started his football career at Hinckley United and after two seasons there left to join Conference Premier side Tamworth. A move to Scotland followed that joining Partick Thistle on 22 August 2014 and immediately going out on loan to Airdrieonians. The six foot five Englishman made his Scottish League debut at East End Park in the Pars 3-0 win over Airdrieonians the following day.

After making 18 appearances for the Diamonds, Richards-Everton made his debut for Partick Thistle in March coming on as a ninetieth minute substitute in a 1-0 victory against Inverness Caley Thistle. In the Jags final match of the season he made his first start for Partick Thistle in a 0-0 draw with Motherwell playing the full 90 minutes only to be released.

In November 2013, Richards-Everton was called up to the England C squad, to face a Latvia U-23 side.

Scored his first senior goal at Stair Park on his 24th birthday on 17th October 2015. Notched a second at Brechin City on 20th February 2016.

As at 31 May 2016: 43 Dunfermline appearances, all starts, two goals.

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