Coventry City FC Player Profiles

Team Profiles

18 Sam Ricketts Defender

  • Nationality: Welsh
  • Date of Birth: 11.10.81
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 12 st 1 lb
Sam Ricketts

Player Stats


Coventry City signed defender Sam Ricketts on a free transfer following his release from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2015.

The 34-year old started his career at Oxford United before moving to then-Conference side Telford United.

After Telford United went out of business during the 2003/04 season, Ricketts was picked up by Swansea City, a move which accelerated Ricketts' career. Ricketts helped the Swans achieve promotion to League One and his form alerted Championship side Hull City in 2006, who signed him for £300,000.

The defender played over 110 times for Hull and achieved promotion to the Premier League with the Tigers. 

Bolton Wanderers came in for the experienced defender where he signed a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee and he made 96 appearances for the club in three years.

Following Wolves' relegation to League One, Ricketts was reunited with Kenny Jackett, the man who managed him at Swansea, and captained the side to the League One title during the 2013/14 season.

Having made over 50 appearances in the Black County, Ricketts was released by Wolves and he signed a one-year deal with the Sky Blues. 

The City skipper signed a new one-year deal this summer, but was forced to retire in November following a serious knee injury. 

He will continue in his role as club captain for the 2016/17 season. 

    Career History