|Full name||Richard Andrew Dryden|
|Date of birth||14 June 1969|
|Place of birth||Stroud, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Barrow (assistant manager)|
|1988–1989||→ Exeter City (loan)||6||(0)|
|1991||→ Manchester City (loan)||0||(0)|
|1992||→ Plymouth Argyle (loan)||5||(0)|
|1999||→ Stoke City (loan)||3||(0)|
|2000||→ Stoke City (loan)||10||(0)|
|2000||→ Northampton Town (loan)||10||(0)|
|2000–2001||→ Swindon Town (loan)||7||(0)|
|2001–2002||→ Scarborough (loan)||4||(1)|
|2015–2016||Notts County (caretaker)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Richard Andrew Dryden (born 14 June 1969) is an English former professional footballer turned manager and coach.
Born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Dryden started his career as a trainee with Bristol Rovers, joining them as a professional on 14 July 1987.He then joined Exeter City on loan on 22 September 1988 before signing permanently on 8 March 1989 for a fee of £10,000, where he first played under manager Terry Cooper. During Dryden's time at Exeter, he made a total of 92 appearances and also spent time on loan with Manchester City. While at Exeter, he played a major part in their 1989–90 Fourth Division title triumph. Notts County was the next stop for Dryden, joining on 9 August 1991 for a fee of £250,000. He moved on to Birmingham City for £165,000 on 19 March 1993, where he was re-united with Terry Cooper. After Birmingham, Dryden moved on 16 December 1994 to Bristol City for a fee of £140,000, the rivals of his first club, Bristol Rovers.
On the recommendation of Terry Cooper, now Southampton's chief scout, Dryden moved to Southampton on 6 August 1996 for £150,000.He made his debut on 18 August 1996 at home to Chelsea and successfully marked Gianluca Vialli out of the game in a 0–0 draw. Although he featured regularly in the first team under manager Graeme Souness in 1996–97 (making 29 league appearances), the remainder of his time at The Dell was difficult as Southampton had 5 managers during the course of his 5 seasons with the club. He played a total of 54 games for the FA Premier League side, scoring 4 goals in all competitions. Three of these goals came in Southampton's run in the 1996–97 League Cup. This included a goal against Peterborough United and two against Oxford United; one in the original tie and another in the replay. His only other goal for Southampton came against Nottingham Forest in the league.
He was also loaned out to Stoke City, Northampton Town and Swindon Town while at Southampton. Whilst at Stoke he played as a substitute as they won the 2000 Football League Trophy Final.He signed on loan for Swindon on 24 November 2000. Dryden's spell at the club hardly started well – he was credited with an own goal on his debut, during a 3–0 loss at home against Stoke City on 25 November. This was followed by two consecutive victories against Northampton Town and Rotherham United, but his final four appearances for Swindon all ended in defeat.
On 2 February 2001, Dryden joined Luton Town on a permanent contract.He moved on to Scarborough on 11 July 2002 after playing for the club on loan in the 2001–02 season.
May 2003 saw him join Worksop Town for a brief spell before moving to Tamworth.
Dryden was appointed assistant manager of Tamworth when Mark Cooper took charge of the club in April 2004. On 24 January 2007, Dryden's contract with Tamworth was terminated by mutual consent, at the same time as Cooper's contract.
In March 2007, Dryden signed for Shepshed Dynamo.In November 2007, he became manager of Conference North club Worcester City but left this post after being sacked on 17 January 2010. He was subsequently appointed assistant manager at Darlington, but was dismissed together with Mark Cooper on 14 October 2011.
Dryden was appointed as York City's head of youth team coaching in July 2012, working alongside youth team coach Steve Torpey.He left in December 2014 after a reorganisation of the club's youth coaching structure.
In October 2015, he was officially confirmed as the new under 21s manager at Notts County. Following the departure of Ricardo Moniz as manager in January 2016, he was appointed caretaker manager of the first team.Following Mark Cooper's appointment as Notts County manager in March 2016, he became a part of Cooper's backroom team in the first team set-up once again.
In June 2016, he joined Indian club East Bengal as assistant coach.In May 2021, Dryden followed Mark Cooper again to be his assistant at Barrow.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Bristol Rovers||1986–87||Third Division||6||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||7||0|
|Exeter City||1988–89||Fourth Division||21||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||21||0|
|Notts County||1991–92||First Division||29||1||2||0||2||0||2||0||35||1|
|Plymouth Argyle (loan)||1992–93||Second Division||5||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||6||0|
|Birmingham City||1992–93||First Division||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||11||0|
|Bristol City||1994–95||First Division||19||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||20||1|
|Stoke City (loan)||1999–2000||Second Division||13||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||15||0|
|Northampton Town (loan)||2000–01||Second Division||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10||0|
|Swindon Town (loan)||2000–01||Second Division||7||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||8||0|
|Luton Town||2000–01||Second Division||20||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||20||0|
Mark Geoffrey Crossley is an English-born Welsh former professional footballer.
Paul Anthony Hart is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender.
Stephen John Cotterill is an English former footballer who played as a striker. He is currently the manager of League One side Shrewsbury Town.
Alan Francis McLoughlin was an Irish professional footballer and coach, who played as a midfielder for the Republic of Ireland and various English club sides, most notably Swindon Town and Portsmouth. His most notable moment at international level was scoring the equaliser against Northern Ireland in Belfast that qualified the Republic of Ireland for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Wayne Junior Robert Thomas is an English semi-professional retired footballer and current football coach. He is currently working for the football school of West Bromwich Albion in China. In 2015, he was employed as an academy coach at the New York Red Bulls. Thomas played as a defender and has represented twelve clubs, including Torquay United, Stoke City, Burnley and Southampton.
Jonathan Ronald James Forte is a former professional footballer who played as a striker; he last played for League Two club Exeter City.
Lee Daniel Holmes is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.
David James McGoldrick is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Sheffield United. He won 14 caps for the Republic of Ireland national team between 2014 and 2020, scoring one international goal.
Mark Nicholas Cooper is an English former association football player and manager who played as a midfielder. He is currently the manager of Barrow.
Gary Roland Mills is an English football manager and former professional player. He played in the Premier League and Football League for Nottingham Forest, Derby County, Notts County and Leicester City and managed in the Football League with Notts County and York City. He is currently manager of Corby Town.
Desmond Lyttle is an English former football player and manager.
Dale Belford is an English football manager and former player who is the assistant manager of Southern League Premier Division Central side Stratford Town. As a player, he spent most of his career playing as a goalkeeper.
David Hockaday is an English former professional footballer who is currently Head of Male Football at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College. He has previously worked as a manager at Leeds United, Forest Green Rovers, Kidderminster Harriers and in a caretaker capacity at Coventry City.
Martin George Carruthers is an English former footballer who played as a forward for Aston Villa, Hull City Stoke City, Peterborough United, York City, Darlington, Southend United, Scunthorpe United, Macclesfield Town, Boston United, Lincoln City and Cambridge United. He is currently head coach at Ilkeston Town.
Notts County are the oldest club in the Football League and the 2010–11 season was their 122nd year in The Football League. After a successful season in League Two, the club gained promotion to League One following a win against Morecambe on 17 April 2010 and were crowned as League Two champions after a 5–0 win at already relegated Darlington ten days later. Manager Steve Cotterill left the club at the end of the season, and was replaced by Craig Short. Short was sacked on 26 October 2010, and replaced by Paul Ince. Ince left the club on April 2011, and was replaced by Martin Allen.
Luke Anthony Hubbins is an English footballer. He began his career with Birmingham City, but made his professional debut in August 2010 in the Football League Cup while on loan to Notts County, and also spent a brief spell on loan to Conference National club Tamworth. He never played for Birmingham's first team, and was released at the end of the 2011–12 season, when he signed for AFC Telford United of the Conference. He plays either as a winger or at right back. On 2 May 2013 he left A.F.C. Telford United.
Tyrell Michael Nathaniel Waite is an English footballer who plays for Southern League Premier Division Central side Tamworth, where he plays as a forward.
The 2014–15 season was Swindon Town's third consecutive season in the League One since gaining promotion from League Two in 2012. Swindon were seeking to better the 2013–14 season, a campaign that resulted in the Wiltshire club narrowly missing out on a spot in the play-offs.
Kaiyne River Woolery is an English professional footballer who plays as a Forward for League Two club Tranmere Rovers.
The 2015–16 season was Aston Villa's 24th season in the Premier League and 28th and final consecutive season in the top flight of English football, as well as their 141st season as a professional football club. Villa also participated in the FA Cup and League Cup.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Richard Dryden .|