RICHARD WRIGHT



Full Name: Richard Ian Wright

Dob: 05-11-1977

Pob: Ipswich, Suffolk, GB

Position: Goalkeeper

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

SeasonTot AppsTot Goals
1989-90 0 0
1990-91 0 0
1991-92 0 0
1992-93 0 0
1993-94 0 0
1994-95 3 0
1995-96 29 0
1996-97 48 0
1997-98 59 0
1998-99 54 0
1999-00 54 0
2000-01 44 0
2008-09 50 0
2009-10 13 0
2011-12 1 0
TOTALS 355 0

Career Appearance Record

ClubDate SignedDate LeftFee
Ipswich Town April 1992 July 2001 Youth Team
Arsenal July 2001 July 2002 £6,000,000
Everton July 2002 July 2007 £3,500,000
West Ham United July 2007 July 2008 Free
Southampton March 2008 May 2008 On Loan
Ipswich Town July 2008 June 2010 £500,000
Crystal Palace July 2010 July 2010 Training
Sheffield United September 2010 April 2011 Free
Ipswich Town July 2011 July 2011 Training
Cardiff City August 2011 August 2011 On Trial
Ipswich Town August 2011 November 2011 Training
Ipswich Town November 2011 June 2012 Free
Dallas FC January 2012 January 2012 On Trial
Preston North End July 2012 July 2012 Free
Manchester City August 2012 June 2016 Free

(17) Comments

  • Retires from football - May 16

  • Retained by Manchester City for a further season

  • Cant settle in the North West?? Now joining Manchester City as their 3rd keeper - just as cover

  • Will be joining Preston North End on the 1st July 2012

  • Is on trial with MLS Side, Dallas FC. But will need to be kept by Ipswich a bit longer for GK cover

  • Back at Ipswich and played for the Reserves in a behind closed doors friendly (1-1) with Colchester on the 23 August 2011

  • Currently on trial at Cardiff

  • Wright has had his contract with Sheffield United terminated by mutual consent

  • His son Harry is a goalkeeper in one of the young Ipswich Academy sides

  • Has signed a 4 month contract with Sheff Utd

  • Currently training in the USA with San Jose Earthquakes, who are managed by ex Town player - Frankie Yallop

  • Linked with a possible move to Blackpool who require goalkeeping cover with Paul Rachubka out injured (Blackpool Gazette). Wright has been training with George Burley's Palace since July.

  • After being let go by Ipswich is now training with Crystal Palace.

  • While at Everton Wright missed an FA Cup tieagainst Chelsea in the 2005-06 season when he ignored a sign warning players not to warm up in the goalmouth, before tripping over it and twisting his ankle.

  • Town Official Supporters` Club Player of the Year for 2008/09

  • Joined Southampton on a months loan

  • Has signed for West Ham in favour of a return to the Blue's. Town Chairman David Sheepshanks couldn`t have put it better: "We are disappointed Richard chose not to join us but recognise that extra money for sitting on the bench at Upton Park must be more appealing than the opportunity to feature regularly for you home town team."

Contract Info

  • Richard Wright was 1st Registered with Ipswich Town in 1989.

    He signed Associated Schoolboy Forms with Ipswich Town in April 1992.

    He signed YTS Forms with Ipswich Town in July 1994 ( Until June 1996 ).

    He signed a 2 + Half Year Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in January 1995 ( Until June 1997 ).

    He signed a 4 Year New Contract with Ipswich Town in July 1997 ( Until June 2001 ).

    He signed a 1 Year Extended Contract with Ipswich Town in August 2000 ( Until June 2002 ).

    He joined Arsenal from Ipswich Town in July 2001 - For A Fee Of £6,000,000 + Signed A 5 Year Contract ( Until June 2006 )

    He rejoined Ipswich Town from West Ham United in July 2008 - For A Fee Of £500,000 + Signed A 2 Year Contract ( Until June 2010 ) + An Option Of A Further Season

    He was released by Ipswich Town in June 2010 - Because He Was Not Offered A New Contract

    He joined Sheffield United from Ipswich Town in September 2010 - On A Free Transfer + Signed A 4 Month Contract ( Until January 2011).

    He was training with Ipswich Town in July 2011.

    He was training with Ipswich Town in August 2011 ( Until November 2011 )

    He rejoined Ipswich Town from Sheffield United in November 2011 - On A Free Transfer + Signed A Short Term Contract ( Until The End Of The 2011 / 12 Season ).

    He was on a trial with Dallas FC from Ipswich Town in January 2012.

    He was released by Ipswich Town in June 2012 - Because He Was Not Offered A New Contract.

    He joined Preston North End from Ipswich Town in July 2012 - On A Free Transfer + Signed A 1 Year Contract ( Until June 2013 ).

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