Ian Edward Wright or as most of us know him “Wrighty”, was born in 1963 and enjoyed success with Crystal Palace and Arsenal. With Arsenal he lifted the Premier League title, both major domestic trophies, and the European Cup Winners Cup. He played 581 league games, scoring 387 goals, earning 33 caps for England! Not bad for someone who entered the professional ranks of football relatively late.
And to cap it all, shortly after his retirement from playing in 2000, Wrighty was awarded the MBE for his services to football
Media and TV
After retiring from the game he has been active in the media and TV as a presenter. But we like Ian best as one of the most candid and knowledgeable footbal pundits around, shooting straight from the hip on programmes such as Match of the Day or ITV sport!
While he was still a professional footballer at Arsenal, Ian published his autobiography, Mr Wright and is also a columnist for The Sun
If you want to know more about Ian you must watch ITV4’s show “Nothing to Something” it is one of the best documentary’s you will ever watch, especially when he meets his former teacher and mentor! Don’t miss it!