The Harbour View FC Captain and Reggae Boyz midfielder, Edwards just signed on Friday, August 17th with Mikkelin Palloilijat (MP) Division 2 in Finland, and started in the game on Sunday.
Richard “Shortman” Edwards scores on debut in Finland, as his new team defeated FC Kiffen by 4-0, with Richard scoring the third goal.
The MP strikers’ shot was blocked and deflected outside the area, Richard’s first-time drive lodged inside the far post out of the reach of the stranded goalkeeper, much to the delight of the debutant!
Richard Edwards departed the island on Sunday, July 29 for a four weeks trial at Premier League Club Assyrianska, Sweden after scouts had been tracking his local Premier League season with “The Stars of the East” and the senior National Team. He was not signed, then traveled across the border to finalise his new deal.
His hard-nosed tackling, leadership and supreme work rate gained him the respect of his teammates and opponents, in the Reggae Boyz Teams in the last two years before earning 11 national senior caps, in May 2012 he went to Alpha United on Loan in Guyana, where we played the CFU Club Championship while winning the local Premier League before returning home three weeks ago.
This season he represented HVFC with up to 37 starts, 1 substitution scoring 1 goal, all in 3012 minutes of playing time, to help HVFC secure 6th position. He forged a reputable midfield quartet with other national players Jermaine Hue, Joel Senior, Romario Campbell or John-Ross Edwards.
His Coaches and Teammates voted him “Player of the Round 1” where he was awarded the Lucozade Most Outstanding Player cash prize of $10,000 and 5 cases of Lucozade Sports.