Caleb Richards

Caleb Joel Richards (born 8 September 1998) is an English footballer currently playing for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USL Championship, on loan from Norwich City.

Caleb Richards
Personal information
Full name Caleb Joel Richards[1]
Date of birth (1998-09-08) 8 September 1998
Place of birth Salford, England
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
(on loan from Norwich City)
Number 20
Youth career
?–2017 Blackpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Blackpool 1 (0)
2016Marine (loan) 1 (0)
2017Warrington Town (loan)
2017–2018Southport (loan) 9 (0)
2018Leek Town (loan) 9 (0)
2018– Norwich City 0 (0)
2018–2019FC United of Manchester (loan) 7 (0)
2019–Tampa Bay Rowdies (loan) 34 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 October 2019

Club career


After being club youth team captain he signed professional terms in May 2017.[2].

He made his first-team debut for Blackpool in the EFL Cup in a second round match against Wigan Athletic.[3] After his appearance in an EFL Trophy match against Middlesbrough's Under 21 team where Blackpool won 4-1, he was shortlisted for the competition's player of the round.[4]

He was released by the club at the end of the 2017-18 season.[5].


Whilst at Blackpool he had four loan spells at other clubs. He joined Marine[6] on loan in November 2016. At the beginning of the 2017-18 season he joined Warrington Town on loan[7] with the loan being extended in October.[8]

He then spent time on loan at Southport, joining them in December 2017.[9] In March 2018 he joined Leek Town[10] with the spell being extended until the end of the season.[11].

Norwich City

After being released by Blackpool he joined Norwich City[12] as a member of the club's Under 23 development team in the summer of 2018. He started ten matches for the development team before going out on loan at the end of November.


On 30 November he joined FC United of Manchester on loan.[13] He made his debut for the club on 1 December in match against York City.[14]

On 4 February 2019, Richards joined the Tampa Bay Rowdies on loan.[15]


  1. "2019/20 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 3 September 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  2. "Blackpool plan for League One by cutting loose nine players". The League Paper. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  3. "Wigan Athletic 2-1 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  4. "Caleb Richards On Shortlist For Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round". Blackpool FC. 1 December 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  5. "Manager Confirms Retained List". Blackpool FC. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  6. "Young Blackpool duo seal loan moves". Blackpool Gazette. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. "Yellows denied at the death". Warrington Town FC. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  8. "Richards Extends Loan Spell At Warrington Town". Blackpool FC. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  9. "Richards Joins Southport For A Month". Blackpool FC. 2 December 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  10. "Leek Town manager Neil Baker eyes hat-trick of wins in a week". Stoke Sentinel. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  11. "Kitman Congratulated On Milestone". Evostik League. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  12. "Profile: Caleb Richards". Norwich City FC. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  13. "FC sign left-back Caleb Richards on loan". FC United of Manchester. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  14. "York City FC 2-0 FC United of Manchester". FC United of Manchester. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  15. "Rowdies Acquire Caleb Richards On Loan From Norwich City FC". Retrieved 4 February 2019.
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