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Sam Ricketts
Coventry City

Born:
Joined the Tigers:

11th October 1981, Aylesbury
14th July 2006, from Swansea City


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A 300,000 capture from Swansea City, Ricketts activated a release clause in his contract to become Phil Parkinson's second city signing.  A full back comfortable on both flanks, Ricketts began at Oxford but drifted out of the League after a loan spell at Nuneaton and a season at Telford before rejuvenating his career in South Wales.  He immediately found his feet at the KC and his performances ranked above most of his City right back predecessors of the last 20 years (where it is fair to say he had little quality competition).  He also carved a regular berth in the Welsh national side.
During July 2009 Ricketts refused to sign a new contract and with less than 12 months left on his current deal City decided to cash in a sell him to Bolton for 2million.  He spent four seasons at the Reebok Stadium showing good Premier LEague form before experiencing a serious achilles injury that grounded him for practically all of 2011.  In July 2013 he had his Bolton contract cancelled and stepped down to League 1 to captain upwardly mobile Wolves as they won promotion back to the Championship, also playing a support role in the higher league before spending the Spring of 2015 assisting Swindon Town's unsuccessful play-off push while on loan.  That Summer he moved on again to Coventry City for another tilt at League 1 promotion.
Season Club League F A Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Full Sub Goals Full Sub Goals Full Sub Goals Full Sub Goals Full Sub Goals Full Sub Goals

1999-00

Oxford United

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2000-01

Oxford United

13

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

14

1

-

2001-02

Oxford United

19

10

1

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

21

10

1

2002-03

Oxford United

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

Total

 

32

13

1

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

35

13

1

2004-05

Swansea City

42

-

-

5

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

1

50

-

1

2005-06

Swansea City

43

1

1

1

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

9

-

1

54

1

2

Total

 

85

1

1

6

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

11

-

2

104

1

3

2006-07

Hull City

40

-

1

2

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

45

-

1

2007-08

Hull City

44

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

48

1

-

2008-09

Hull City

27

2

-

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

33

2

-

Total

 

111

2

1

8

-

-

4

1

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

126

3

1

2009-10

Bolton Wanderers

25

2

-

3

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

31

2

-

2010-11

Bolton Wanderers

14

3

-

3

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

19

3

-

2011-12

Bolton Wanderers

20

-

1

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

24

-

1

2012-13

Bolton Wanderers

30

2

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

33

2

-

Total

 

89

7

1

13

-

-

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

107

7

1

2013-14

Wolverhampton Wands

42

2

2

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

43

3

2

2014-15

Wolverhampton Wands

4

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

-

1

2014-15

Swindon Town (loan)

8

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

1

1

10

2

1

Total

 

54

3

2

1

1

-

1

-

1

-

-

-

2

1

1

58

5

4

2015-16

Coventry City

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

ALL

371

26

6

28

1

-

13

1

1

-

-

-

18

1

3

430

29

10

Last revised: July 18, 2015