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Richard Hastings
Personal information
Full name Richard Cory Hastings
Date of birth 18 May 1977 (1977-05-18) (age 32)
Place of birth    Prince George, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club Hamilton Academical
Number 3
Youth career
1991–1995 Millburn Academy
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Nairn County
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Ross County
Grazer AK
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Hamilton Academical

088 (2)
028 (0)
009 (0)
017 (1)
133 (1)
003 (0)   
National team2
1998– Canada 057 (1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 16:59, 27 September 2009 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 22 November 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Richard Cory Hastings (born 18 May 1977 in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian footballer currently playing for Scottish Premier League club Hamilton Academical, following his release from Scottish First Division side Inverness Caledonian Thistle, for whom he has played during much of his career.

He usually plays as a left back.


Club career

Hastings spent his early years in Vancouver. When he was 7 years old he and his English parents moved to Middlesbrough, England. He went to Millburn Academy in Inverness. [1]

Hastings began his career as a teenager with Nairn County before signing for Inverness Caledonian Thistle, for whom he made 106 appearances as a defender. During this spell in Inverness he was an important player for the team and became Caley Thistle's first full time player. A constant member of the squad that won promotion to the Scottish First Division, Hastings was also part of the team that beat Celtic in the Scottish Cup in 2000.

In 2001 Richie Hastings joined Ross County, before spells at Grazer AK and Maastricht. In 2004 he returned to Caley Thistle. He was the only international capped player at Inverness Caledonian Thistle after the departure of Marius Niculae.

International career

Hastings played at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship in Malaysia, alongside Paul Stalteri and Jason Bent.

He made his senior debut for Canada in a May 1998 friendly match against Macedonia and, up to November 22, 2009, has earned a total of 57 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented Canada in 10 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[2]. Hastings' only international goal was the golden goal in Canada's 2-1 win over Mexico in the quarter-final of the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a tournament Canada went on to win. Hastings was named Rookie of the Tournament.

He was also in the squad for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2007 playing in a central-defence position and was also named in the "Team of the Tournament" line-up.


International goals

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 February 2000 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, USA  Mexico 2-1 2-1 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup





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