Michael Richardson (born 17 March 1992) is an English professional footballer currently playing for Newcastle United.
Richardson started his career at non-league club Walker Central, and was working for Newcastle City Council as an electrician before signing for Newcastle United in July 2010. He appeared on the bench for Newcastle United for the first time against Fulham on 1 February 2011 but was not used as a substitute. He failed to make another substitute appearance that season. He impressed while playing for the Magpies' U-18 side and the reserves, and subsequently signed on a month's loan for League One side Leyton Orient on 5 August 2011.
He made his professional league debut on 6 August 2011, the opening day of the season, in Orient's 1–0 defeat at Walsall, coming on as a 69th minute substitute. In his first start for the club, the Carling Cup first round match at Southend United on 9 August, Richardson scored the opening goal, and later missed a penalty in the penalty shoot-out, which Orient won 4–3. After making four appearances in the League and Carling Cup, he returned to Newcastle on 5 September.
- As of 20 August 2011