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Ian Wright

Arsenal FC

33 appearances, 9 goals

P 33 W 19 D 8 L 6 F 56: A 18
*(actual F x: A x)
70% successful

1991-98

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1681

Profile

Full name Ian Edward Wright MBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 3 November 1963 in Woolwich, London [registered in Woolwich, December 1963]. To Herbert and Nesta Wright, brought up in Brockley, on the same housing estate as David Rocastle
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 8lbs [1993], 5' 10", 11st. 8lbs [1999].

Source

Jack Rollins' Rothmans Football Yearbook [various] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Mr. Wright - The Explosive Autobiography of Ian Wright - Ian Wright and Rob Beasley (Willow Publishing Ltd, 4 August 1997)
A Life in Football: My Autobiography - Ian Wright
(Constable, London, 22 September 2016)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Crystal Palace FC. Joined Arsenal FC for 2.5 million transfer fee.
Club honours x
Individual honours PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1988-89; PFA Premier League Team of the Year 1992-93, 1996-97; BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Season 1989-90, Crystal Palace FC vs. Manchester United FC, FA Cup Final, 12 May 1990.
Distinctions Offered the Swindon Town management while at MK Dons FC.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Pop Career

On 28 August 1993, Wright released a single called 'Do The Right Thing [M&G MAGCD 45]. The song was co-written by Wright, with Pet Shop Boys' Chris Lowe and his agent, Steve Kutner. It was produced by Lowe. The single reached No. 43 in the UK Singles Chart. It remained in the charts for two weeks. The CD single included various remixes including the 7" Version, the Rollo 2-1 Up Mix, Second To None Mix, Rollo Dub Mix, Air Max Mix, and the Rollo 1-0 Down Mix.

England Career

Player number 1022nd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 668, 6 February 1991, England 2 Cameroon 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 27 years 95 days.
Last match No. 754, 18 November 1998, England 2 Czech Republic 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substituted (70), aged 35 years 15 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1998 (provisional, withdrew injured);
Team honours England Challenge Cup winners 1991;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Ian Wright - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 33 14 16 16 8 1681 9 187 min 7 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Ian Wright - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 16 10 5 1 32 6 +26 3 10 2.00 0.375 78.1 +9
Away 13 8 2 3 20 8 +12 4 8 1.538 0.615 69.2 +5
Neutral 4 1 1 2 4 4 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 37.5 -1
All 33 19 8 6 56 18 +38 8 19 1.697 0.545 69.7 +13

 

Ian Wright - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 28 17 8 3 43 12 +31 6 18 1.536 0.429 75.0 +14
Red 5 2 0 3 13 6 +7 2 1 2.60 1.20 40.0 -1
All 33 19 8 6 56 18 +38 8 19 1.697 0.545 69.7 +13

 

Ian Wright - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 12 6 3 3 24 8 +16 4 6 2.00 0.667 62.5 +3
World Cup 12 6 3 3 24 8 +16 4 6 2.00 0.667 62.5 +3

ECP

2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
Minor Competition 8 4 1 3 9 7 +2 2 3 1.125 0.875 56.3 +1
Friendly 11 8 3 0 19 2 +17 2 9 1.727 0.182 86.4 +8
All 33 19 8 6 56 18 +38 8 19 1.697 0.545 69.7 +13

 

Ian Wright - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1992-94 8 4 2 2 18 7 +11 2 3 2.25 0.875 62.5 +2
WCP 1996-98 4 2 1 1 6 1 +5 2 3 1.50 0.25 62.5 +1
WCP All 12 6 3 3 24 8 +16 4 6 2.00 0.667 62.5 +3
European Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1990-92 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
ECP 1998-2000 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECP All 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
Minor Tournament and Competition
nt P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
England Challenge 1991 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
US Cup 1993 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1 0 0.667 1.667 16.7 -2
Le Tournoi 1997 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 1 2 1.00 0.33 66.7 +1
Hassan 1998 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
TC All 8 4 1 3 9 7 +2 2 3 1.125 0.875 56.3 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 12 6 3 3 24 8 +16 4 6 2.00 0.667 62.5 +3
EC 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
TC 8 4 1 3 9 7 +2 2 3 1.125 0.875 56.3 +1
All 22 11 5 6 37 16 +21 6 10 1.682 0.727 61.4 +5

 

Ian Wright - Match History
 Club: Crystal Palace F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 0 full capsx

Age 26
1 b 12 December 1989 - England 2 Yugoslavia 1, The Den, London Fr HW Start off ht 9
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 16 full capsx

Age 27
2 b 11 December 1990 - Algeria A 0 England 0, Stade du 7th Juillet, Algiers Fr AD Start 10
1 668 6 February 1991 - England 2 Cameroon 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 9
2 669 27 March 1991 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD sub 76 15
3 671 21 May 1991 - England 3 USSR 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley TC HW Start off 72 10
- 672 25 May 1991 - England 2 Argentina 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD squad member
- 673 1 June 1991 - Australia 0 England 1, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney tour AW squad/
unused
?
- 674 3 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 1, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland AW squad/
unused
?
4 675 8 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 2, Athletic Park, Wellington HW Start 10
- 676 12 June 1991 - Malaysia 2 England 4, Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur AW unused sub 14
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 27 full caps  
Age 28
- 679 13 November 1991 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Lecha, Poznań ECP AD unused sub 15
3 b 18 February 1992 - England 3 France 0, Rangers Stadium, Shepherds Bush Fr HW Start off ht 9
5 683 12 May 1992 - Hungary 0 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AW sub 68 12
Graham Taylor selected 28 players for the game with Brazil at Wembley on May 17, plus four on standby. On the day following the 1-1 draw with Brazil, Taylor announced his 20-man squad, thirteen days ahead of the deadline, that list excluded Ian Wright.
6 690 14 October 1992 - England 1 Norway 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start off 68 10
Age 29
7 691 18 November 1992 - England 4 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 10
8 693 31 March 1993 - Turkey 0 England 2, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir WCP AW Start off 85 10
9 695 29 May 1993 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów WCP AD sub 70 84 ?
10 696 2 June 1993 - Norway 2 England 0, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AL sub ht 16
11 697 9 June 1993 - USA 2 England 0, Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro TC AL sub 34 14
12 698 13 June 1993 - England 1 Brazil 1, RFK Stadium, Washington ND Start
13 699 19 June 1993 - Germany 2 England 1, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac NL sub 69
14 700 8 September 1993 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 10
15 701 13 October 1993 - Netherlands 2 England 0, Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam WCP AL sub 68 12
Age 30
16 702 17 November 1993 - San Marino 1 England 7, Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna WCP AW Start
8
 

Coach: Terry Venables - 4 full capsx

- 703 9 March 1994 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 15
17 704 17 May 1994 - England 5 Greece 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 70 15
18 705 22 May 1994 - England 0 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub 76 16
19 706 7 September 1994 - England 2 USA 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 80 15
20 707 12 October 1994 - England 1 Romania 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start off 71 8
 

Coach: Glenn Hoddle - 13 full capsx

Age 33
21 729 9 November 1996 - Georgia 0 England 2, Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi WCP AW sub 81 18
22 730 12 February 1997 - England 0 Italy 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HL sub 88 18
23 731 29 March 1997 - England 2 Mexico 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 37 17
24 733 24 May 1997 - England 2 South Africa 1, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW Start 76 9
- 734 31 May 1997 - Poland 0 England 2, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów WCP AW unused sub 18
25 735 4 June 1997 - Italy 0 England 2, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes TC NW Start 26 off 77 20
26 736 7 June 1997 - France 0 England 1, Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier AW Start off 80
27 737 10 June 1997 - England 0 Brazil 1, Parc des Princes, Paris NL sub 74
28 738 10 September 1997 - England 4 Moldova 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 46, 90 10
29 739 11 October 1997 - Italy 0 England 0, Stadio Olimpico, Roma WCP AD Start 9
Age 34
30 744 23 May 1998 - England 0 Saudi Arabia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub 60 17
31 745 27 May 1998 - Morocco 0 England 1, Complexe Sportif Mohamed V,  Casablanca TC AW Start off 26 9
- 746 29 May 1998 - Belgium 0 England 0, Complexe Sportif Mohamed V, Casablanca ND injured squad member
On 12 May 1998, Glenn Hoddle named a provisional World Cup Finals squad of thirty for a Wembley friendly with Saudi Arabia, and this squad was then due to fly out to La Manga, Spain, whereupon decisions would be made to cut eight players from the final squad, Ian Wright, because of injury, was one of those who would not be going to France.
 Club: West Ham United F.C. - 2 full caps  
- 751 5 September 1998 - Sweden 2 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna ECP AL unused sub 18
- 752 10 October 1998 - England 0 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD unused sub 18
32 753 14 October 1998 - Luxembourg 0 England 3, Stade Josy Barthel, Lëtzebuerg AW sub 77 17
33 754 18 November 1998 - England 2 Czech Republic 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off 70 10

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