Date of birth: 26th March 1980
The former Leicester City captain joined Macclesfield’s ranks a few months ago, after he came available from his release by Salford City. Formerly a member of the Class of the 92, Wellens made one appearance for Manchester United before being signed up by Blackpool. During his five years with The Tangerines, Richie became an instant fan favourite where he helped them gain promotion to Division Two in 2001 at the Millennium Stadium. He went on to join Oldham and Doncaster before joining Leicester in 2009 for an estimated fee of £1m. Playing under Nigel Pearson, Paulo Sousa and Sven-Goran Eriksson he made over 140 appearances for the current Premier League Champions, before joining Shrewsbury Town. He joined his former teammates at Salford in 2016 before signing for Macclesfield.