Dick Little

Dick Little joined Motherwell in 1922 and would feature for the club until 1929. Born in Ryton, Dick was a talented right back who would play for Newcastle Utd, Hamilton Accies and Cowdenbeath before making the move to Fir Park. Dick’s Motherwell debut came against Morton at Cappielow on 19th August 1922 in a 2-0 defeat. He had a great knack from the penalty spot and in his Motherwell career he was regular taker, he netted 12 goals in his time at the ‘Well and made 181 appearances. On 25th January 1925 he was struck in the head by a stone in a match against Celtic, the police arrested four men over the incident. It was John Johnman who would eventually win the right back berth and Dick would go on to join Morton in June 1929. As his career fizzled out he would have a brief spell at both Dunfermline Athletic and Glentoran before retiring.

Richard Little
5′ 9″
Date of Birth:
30th May 1895
Place of Birth:
Right Back

Football Career:

Newcastle United 1912 1915
Hamilton Accies 1919 1921
Cowdenbeath 1921 1922
Motherwell 1922 1929
Greenock Morton 1929 1930
Dunfermline Athletic 1930 1932
Glentoran 1932 1933

Well Career:

Apps Goals
158 11
Scottish Cup:
23 1
League Cup:
181 12