Aston Villa’s fate was sealed as the club suffered relegation from the Premier League for the first time since 1987, a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United confirming their place in the Championship next season.
Micah Richards has been described as one of the finest defenders in Europe since making his debut in 2005 with Manchester City at the age of 17. Predominantly as a right-back, Micah helped City win their first league title in 44 years – a season that also saw him nominated club’s Etihad Player of the Year award – as well securing the FA Cup trophy in 2011 and qualification for the Champions League for the first time in their history. He went on to win a further Premier League title, before spending a season on-loan at Serie A side Fiorentina in 2014-15.
Other notable achievements to date include Micah becoming the youngest-ever defender to play for England, securing the captaincy whilst at City, being named the club’s Young Player of the Year (2006), finishing runner-up for the Football Assocation’s Player of the Year Award (2007) and representing Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics.
Micah joined Aston Villa in July 2015.Continue Reading →