Richard Offiong

Richard OffiongRichard Offiong came through the youth setup at St James Park with Newcastle United, unable to break into the first team he had been farmed out on loan to near by neighbours Darlington where he scored 4 goals in 9 games in the early part of the 2002/03 season, he joined Motherwell in January 2003 as Terry Butcher looked to add additional options up front as Stevie Ferguson returned to Tottenham after his loan expired.

Offiong had represented England at under-17, under-19 and under 20 level prior to joining the club and he was only 18 years old with many stating the youngster had a bright future ahead of him. He made his debut on February 2nd as Motherwell lost 1-2 to Dundee United, his start to life at Motherwell wasn’t ideal as an injury would sideline him for almost a month.

Upon his return his ‘Well career would see him feature regularly from the bench as all ten of his appearances came from being a substitute. He clearly had a few assets in his locker such as a frightening turn of pace but sadly it wasn’t seen often enough to cope with the level of football. Perhaps a highlight during his spell was to feature in the Scottish Cup Semi Final tie where he setup Derek Adams to score late in the game, ultimately however the Steelmen crashed to a 3-4 defeat at Hampden.

Richard became a bit of a nomadic player, he was released by Newcastle in 2004 and found it hard to settle at any club, it is with perhaps Hamilton Accies where he enjoyed his best spell, playing over 100 first team games he helped the New Douglas Park outfit gain promotion to the SPL. His form didn’t go unnoticed as Carlisle United were tempted to spend £75,000 for his services.

Richard Offiong
 6′ 1″
Date of Birth:
17th December 1983
Place of Birth:
South Shields

Football Career:

Newcastle United 2002 2004
Darlington (Loan) 2002 2003
Motherwell (Loan) 2003
York City 2004
İstanbulspor A.Ş. 2004
Patro Maasmechelen 2005
Chunnam Dragons 2005
Doncaster Rovers 2005 2006
Hamilton Accies 2006 2009
Carlisle United 2009 2011
Östersunds FK (Loan) 2010
Darlington (Loan) 2010
Gateshead 2011
Oakleigh Cannons 2011
Blyth Spartans 2011
Johor FA 2012
Durham City 2014 2015

Well Career:

Apps Goals
0 (9) 0
Scottish Cup:
0 (1) 0
League Cup:
0 0
0 0
0 (10) 0