Kieran Edward Richardson
(born 21 October 1984) is an English footballer
currently playing for Sunderland
. He is naturally a left winger
, but has proven to a extremely versatile; having also played as a left back, right winger, central midfielder and recently as a support striker. He is the cousin of Big Brother
contestant Charley Uchea
Richardson was schooled at the private and non-selective Riverston Independent Day School in Lee, London
. He began playing football at Parkwood Primary School and his talent was very apparent at this young age, he was made captain of his school team and was invited to train with Arsenal
He then moved to West Ham United
where he would begin training professionally. However, before he made his debut for the Londoners, he was signed by Manchester United
During his first season at Manchester United, Richardson established his place as a regular on United's reserve team
. He was given squad number 42 for the first team, but he failed to make his debut with them.
During summer 2002, Richardson was fully involved with the first team during their pre-season. Subsequently he made his first appearance for Manchester United on 23 October 2002 when coming on as a late substitute in a match against Olympiacos
in the UEFA Champions League
. He then scored his first goal for United in the League Cup
on 5 November 2002 against Leicester...