Birth date 13 Jun 1978 (40 years)
Nationality Ghana Ghana
Position Goalkeeper
Nickname Faruk Gursoy
Team history
Great Olympics 2015
Balıkesirspor 2014
Doxa Katokopia 2013
Blackpool 2010 - 2011
Wigan Athletic 2008 - 2010
Birmingham City 2007 - 2008
Hammarby 2007 (loan)
Ankaraspor 2005 - 2007
Galatasaray 1996 - 2005
Elazıgspor 2002 - 2003 (loan)
Antalyaspor 2001 - 2002 (loan)
Goztepe A.S 1999 - 2001 (loan)
Sakaryaspor 1998 - 1999 (loan)
Great Olympics 1995 - 1996

Richard Kingson, also known as Faruk Gurosoy, is a Ghanaian international football player who currently features for the Premiership club Wigan Athletic. He plays as a goalkeeper.

Richard Kingson made his professional club football start at Ghanaian club Great Olympics in 1996 and played for them for two seasons. He then moved to Turkey for European football and played for a plethora of club in the Eurasian nation.

He started life in Turkey wit Sakaryaspor in 1998 and after playing 30 league matches in one seasons for them, he moved to Goztepe AS. He featured in just 29 league matches in two seasons and then moved to Antalaspor in 2001, playing for them for one season.

In 2002 he was signed by Elazigspor and in 2003 he moved to Ankaraspor. In 2004 Richard Kingson was signed by Turkush giants Galatasaray but in one season he managed just one league appearance. He moved back to Ankaraspor and played for tem for two years between 2005 and 2007

In 2007 he was signed by English side Birmingham City for the 2007-2008 season but played just one league match for the Midlands side. He was released by the Blues at the end of the seasons and was signed by Wigan Athletic in September 2008 to rejoin with his former Birmingham manager Sreve Bruce.

Richard Kingson made his international debut for Ghana in 1996 and has featured 58 times for his nation. He featured at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2008 African Cup of Nations and was voted as an All-Star Goalkeeper in the later competition.

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