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Ian Wright ‘’ Satchmo Wrighty’’


Ian Edward Wright

Ian Wright was born on November 3, 1963 in Woolwich, England. Wright took the lead with London clubs Crystal Palace and Arsenal and succeeded six years ago and seven years together with the second. Wright also played in the West Ham United Premier League, Celtic Scottish Premier League, and Burnley and Nottingham Forest Football League. As of 2016–17, he is Arsenal’s second-highest-scorer, and Crystal Palace’s third-highest-scorer. After retiring from Fubol, he became active in the media, often on football-related TV and radio shows. 

Come on Ian

Ian Wright started playing professional football late. He could not get enough attention to win a professional contract offer. Returning to playing for amateur and non-league teams, he was disappointed about his career chances as a professional footballer. Wright spent two weeks at Chelmsford Prison for not paying fines for driving without taxes or insurance. He recalls that after being locked in the cell, he burst into tears and swore to God to do everything he could to do as a footballer. Ian Wright described his teacher Sydney Pigden as “the first positive male figure I have ever had in my life”.

Journey of Crystal Palace

In 1985 Wright was signed by the semi-professional Greenwich County and earned £ 30 a week. After just six or seven games, Dulwich Hamlet managers Billy Smith and Selhurst Park were invited to stand trial. He signed a professional contract for Crystal Palace in August 1985, just three months after his 22nd birthday, affecting manager Steve Coppell at the time. In his first season, his performance rose quickly and scored nine goals as Palace’s second top scorer.

He played great against Manchester United in the 1990 FA Cup Final and demonstrated his quality. The following season, he won full international honor, and scored a hundred goals for Crystal Palace, the club ranked third in the top scorers list. Wright became famous for his striking ability when he scored a hat-trick in just eighteen minutes against 1990-91 Wimbledon. Wright scored 117 goals in 253 matches for Crystal Palace in all tournaments and scored 24 goals for six seasons, making him the club’s post-war record [17] and third in the all-time list. [20] In 2005, he was elected to the centenary XIs and was namedWright scored 117 goals in 253 matches for Crystal Palace in all tournaments and was third in the all-time list. In 2005, he was elected to the centenary XIs and was named “Player of the Century”. 

Go to Arsenal 

Ian Wright signed Arsenal in September 1991 for £ 2.5 million. In 1992, he scored Leicester City for the first time in a League Cup, and against Southampton he made a hat-trick in his first season. In the last game of the season, he made a hat-trick and scored 31 goals in total. Ian Wright has been the club’s top scorer for six consecutive seasons. Moreover won an FA Cup and League Cup in 1993. When Arsène Wenger arrived in Arsenal in September 1996, Wright was almost 33 years old. Despite his age, he continued to score regularly and became the second highest Premier League striker in the 1996–97 season with 23 goals.

Arsenal also scored against every team except Sunderland and Manchester United that season. Ian Wright scored his last goal for the Club on January 6, 1998, against West Ham United in the Boleyn Ground, with a quarter-final win of the League Cup. Wright scored 279 goals for Arsenal from 288 matches. He was the second highest goal scorer of all time, behind Thierry Henry, who broke his record in 2005 as of the 2016-17 season.

An English Icon

Wright first made his first national game in February 1991, winning a 2-0 win against Cameroon in Wembley. He helped Britain reach the Euro 1992 finals in Sweden. In each of the seven seasons following the 1990 World Cup, Wright scored more than 23 goals in one season for his club. After the World Cup in Italy in 1990, England manager and coach Taylor, who was responsible for 38 games, took him to the squad. He scored five of his nine international goals during the Coach Taylor Period. Ian Wright participated in the UK national team, EURO 1992, FIFA 1994 World cup, Euro 1996, FIFA 1998 World Cup.. He scored 9 goals in a total of 33 matches to the UK national team, leaving the team in 1998.

Individual Achievements

First Division Golden Boot: 1991–92

Crystal Palace Player of the Year: 1988–89

PFA Team of the Year: 1988–89 Second Division, 1992–93 Premier League,1996–97 Premier League

Premier League Player of the Month: November 1996

English Football Hall of Fame: 2005

Crystal Palace Centenary XI: 2005

BBC Goal of the Season: 1989-90

Crystal Palace Player of the Century

Member of the Order of the British Empire: 2000

London Football Awards Outstanding Contribution to London Football: 2018

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