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Richard Wright

Ipswich Town FC, Arsenal FC, Everton FC

2 appearances, 1 own goal against
one clean sheet, one penalty saved

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 2: A 3
*(actual F 2: A 1)
50% successful

1998-2003

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
132

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Profile

Full name Richard Ian Wright (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 5 November 1977 in Ipswich, Suffolk [registered in x, x].
Married to Kelly Hammond [registered in x, 2000].
Height/Weight 6' 2", 13st. 0lbs [2000].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career as an Ipswich Town FC trainee, signing professionally on 2 January 1995. After 240 league appearances, Wright signed for Arsenal FC on 3 July 2001 for six million pounds, but made just twelve Premier League appearances. Joined Everton FC a year later on 26 July 2002 for 3.5 million pounds, making another sixty Premier League appearances. But his time was plagued with self-inflicted injuries, and soon was released, joining West Ham United on 4 July 2007. He was loaned to Southampton FC on 20 March 2008 for the rest of the season, making seven Premier League appearances. Wright made no league appearances for Hammers, so rejoined Ipswich Town FC on 21 July 2008 for an undisclosed fee. Making another 58 league appearances, before again being released and joining Sheffield United on 21 September 2010, making just two league appearances. A return to Ipswich Town FC on 23 November 2011 saw him make just one league appearance in 2011-12. Wright then joined Preston North End FC on 1 July 2012, for one week. Following a trial with Colchester United FC, Wright signed for Manchester City on 30 August 2012, as a player-coach. He retired on 17 May 2016 without making a single first-team appearance.
Club honours Football League DIvision One play-off winners 1999-2000; FA Premier League Champions 2001-02; FA Cup winners 2001-02.
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1998-99, 1999-2000; Ipswich Town FC Player of the Year 2008-09;
Distinctions Wright's father-in-law is Geoff Hammond (Ipswich Town FC 1970-73)

Source

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

England Career

Player number 1101st player to appear for England. 100th goalkeeper
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 768, 3 June 2000, Malta 1 England 2, friendly match at The National Stadium, Ta'Qali, aged 22 years 211 days. Conceded an own goal and saved a penalty
Last match No. 823, 15 August 2001, England 0 Netherlands 2, friendly match at White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, substitute (48), aged 23 years 283 days.
Major tournaments European Championship Finals 2000;
Team honours None
Individual honours England B, England U21 (fifteen appearances), England U18, England Schoolboy.
Distinctions x

Beyond England

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

 

Richard Wright - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
26 2 0 1 1 0 132 1 132 min 0 1 50% 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.

 

Richard Wright - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Black 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 00.0 -1
Away - Yellow 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All - Friendly 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Richard Wright - Match History
 Club: Ipswich Town F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Glenn Hoddle - 0 full capsx

Age 21
- 754 18 November 1998 - England 2 Czech Republic 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 13
 

Coach: Howard Wilkinson - 0 full capsx

- 755 10 February 1999 - England 0 France 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL squad member
 

Coach: Kevin Keegan - 1 full capx

- 758 5 June 1999 - England 0 Sweden 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD squad member
- 759 9 June 1999 - Bulgaria 1 England 1, Stadion Balgarska Armia, Sofiya AD
- 762 10 October 1999 - England 2 Belgium 1, Stadium of Light, Sunderland Fr HW squad member
Age 22
- 765 23 February 2000 - England 0 Argentina 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member
- 766 27 May 2000 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member
- 767 31 May 2000 - England 2 Ukraine 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 13
1 768 3 June 2000 - Malta 1 England 2, The National Stadium, Ta'Qali Fr AW Start 1
- 769 12 June 2000 - Portugal 3 England 2, Philips Stadion, Eindhoven ECF NL unused sub 22
- 770 17 June 2000 - England 1 Germany 0, Stade Communal, Charleroi NW unused sub
- 771 20 June 2000 - England 2 Romania 3, Stade Communal, Charleroi NL unused sub
Age 23
 

Coach: Peter Taylor - 0 full capx

- 775 15 November 2000 - Italy 1 England 0, Stadio delle Alpi, Torino Fr AL unused sub 13
 

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 1 full capx

- 776 28 February 2001 - England 3 Spain 0, Villa Park, Birmingham Fr HW unused sub 22
- 777 24 March 2001 - England 2 Finland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool WCP HW squad member
- 778 28 March 2001 - Albania 1 England 3, Stadiumi Kombetar Qemal Stafa, Tiranë AW
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 1 full cap  
2 781 15 August 2001 - England 0 Netherlands 2, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HL sub 48 22
0-2 when substituting
- 782 1 September 2001 - Germany 1 England 5, Olympiastadion, München WCP AW squad member
- 783 5 September 2001 - England 2 Albania 0, St.James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HW unused sub 13
- 784 6 October 2001 - England 2 Greece 2, Old Trafford, Manchester WCP HD unused sub 13
Age 24
- 785 10 November 2001 - England 1 Sweden 1, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HD unused sub 13
- 786 13 February 2002 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD unused sub 21
- 787 27 March 2002 - England 1 Italy 2, Elland Road, Leeds Fr HL unused sub 22
 Club: Everton F.C. - 0 full cap  
Age 25
- 799 12 February 2003 - England 1 Australia 3, Boleyn Ground, Upton Park Fr HL unused sub 22
- 800 29 March 2003 - Liechtenstein 0 England 2, Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz ECP AW squad member
- 801 2 April 2003 - England 2 Turkey 0, Stadium of Light, Sunderland HW

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