Mostly Credited As: Ian Wright
Birth Name: Ian Edward Wright
Date Of Birth: November 03, 1963 (Age 52)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Woolwich, London, England
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Ian Edward Wright was born in Woolwich, London, England, UK on November 3rd 1963. At the age of twenty two he signed for his first club and a career spanning 17 years from 1984 to 2001. Ian played for Greenwich Borough, Crystal Palace, Arsenal, West Ham United, Nottingham Forest, Celtic & Burnley. In total he played 501 league games and scored 239 goals, making him a prolific goal scorer.
Below shows his appearances and goals, the clubs he played for and years he played for them.
Years Club Appearances Goals
1984-1985 Greenwich Borough ? ?
1985-1991 Crystal Palace 225 90
1991-1998 Arsenal 221 128
1998-1999 West Ham United 22 9
1998-1999 Nottingham Forest (on loan) 10 5
1999-2000 Celtic 8 3
2000-2001 Burnley 15 4
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As a soccer (football) player he played in the striker position.
During his teenage years he had trials at both Brighton & Hove Albion and Southend.
At one time, Ian thought about quitting soccer (football) and becoming a plasterer.
Talent scout Peter Prentice spotted Wright playing in a Sunday match and invited him to take part in a trial match at Selhurst Park.
Signed for Crystal Palace at the age of twenty two.
His first England match was in 1991 and last in 1998. He made thirty one appearances for his country and scored nine times.
In his career, excluding England games, Ian made 501 appearances and scored 239 goals.
Was awarded an MBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2002.
Ian's debut England match was against Cameroon at Wembley Stadium on 06/Feb/1991.
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