Micah Lincoln Richards (born 24 June 1988) is an Englishfootballer who plays for Manchester City and the England national team. A versatile defender, Richards is equally adept at centre back and right back or in centre midfield. On making his full England debut in November 2006, he was the youngest defender ever to be called up to the England squad.
Though his parents lived in Leeds, Richards was born in Birmingham as his parents were visiting relatives in the area at the time. Richards grew up in the Chapeltown district of Leeds, where he attended Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary School and later Wetherby High School. Due to commitments to Manchester City Youth team he did not play for School past the age of 14. His potential was spotted by football coach David Moore.
Richards played for the Leeds Unitedyouth system as a striker, but he was released when he was around eight years old. He also represented Leeds Schools FA (Leeds City Boys) at a young age. He later played for the Oldham Athletic youth system, moving to Manchester City as a 14-year old, He also attended the Brazilian Soccer Schools scheme and retains strong links with the programme, with his father Lincoln actually running a Brazilian Soccer... Read More