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Mark Wright

Southampton FC, Derby County FC, Liverpool FC

45 appearances, 1 goal, one own goal

P 45 W 25 D 14 L 6 F 78: A 29
*(actual F x: A x)
71% successful

1984-96

disciplined: none
captaincies:
once
minutes played:
3849

Profile

Full name Mark Wright (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 1 August 1963 in Dorchester-on-Thames, Dorset [registered in Ploughley, September 1963].
Height/Weight 6' 3", 12st. 1lbs [1988].

Source

Jack Rollins' Rothmans Football Yearbook [various] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career as a junior before joining Oxford United FC, signing as a professional on 26 August 1980. Southampton FC signed Wright on deadline day, 25 March 1982, for 80,000 pounds. Days after Wright turned down a move to Sheffield Wednesday FC, on 18 August 1987, Derby County finally spent 760,000 pounds on his signature, both clubs had been trailing Wright all summer. Liverpool FC, on 15 July 1991, then spent 2.2 million pounds on Wright.
Club honours x
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1990-91; PFA Premier League Team of the Year 1996-97;
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number 977th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Central defender
First match No. 587, 2 May 1984, Wales 1 England 0, a British Championship match at The Racourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 20 years 275 days.
Last match No. 720, 18 May 1996, England 3 Hungary 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substituted injured off (12), aged 32 years 291 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1990; European Championship Finals 1988, 1992 (withdrew injured), 1996 (withdrew injured again);
British Championships
1983-84; Rous Cup 1987, 1988;
Team honours World Cup Finals fourth place 1990; England Challenge Cup winners 1991;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

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

 

Mark Wright - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 45 22 42 3 3 3849 1 3849 min 1 one 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.

 

Mark Wright - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 19 12 7 0 39 11 +28 2 11 2.053 0.579 81.6 +12
Away 17 9 5 3 28 9 +19 5 10 1.647 0.529 67.6 +6
Neutral 9 4 2 3 11 9 +2 2 4 1.222 1.00 55.6 +1
All 45 25 14 6 78 29 +49 9 25 1.733 0.644 71.1 +19

 

Mark Wright - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 37 21 11 5 60 25 +35 7 21 1.622 0.676 71.6 +16
Red 7 4 3 0 18 4 +14 1 4 2.571 0.571 78.6 +4
Sky blue 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 45 25 14 6 78 29 +49 9 25 1.733 0.644 71.1 +19

 

Mark Wright - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

6 3 3 0 19 1 +18 2 5 3.167 0.167 75.0 +3
WCF 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 1 3 1.167 0.833 66.7 +2
World Cup 12 6 5 1 26 6 +20 3 8 2.167 0.50 70.8 +5

ECP

5 3 2 0 8 2 +6 0 3 1.60 0.40 80.0 +3
ECF 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 1 0 0.50 2.00 0.00 -2
European Championship 7 3 2 2 9 6 +3 1 3 1.286 0.857 57.1 +1
British Championship 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
Rous Cup 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
Minor Competition 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 62.5 +1
Friendly 19 14 4 1 33 10 +23 3 12 1.737 0.526 84.2 +13
All 45 25 14 6 78 29 +49 9 25 1.733 0.644 71.1 +19

 

Mark Wright - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1984-86 6 3 3 0 19 1 +18 2 5 3.167 0.167 75.0 +3
WCP All 6 3 3 0 19 1 +18 2 5 3.167 0.167 75.0 +3
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1990 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 1 3 1.167 0.833 66.7 +2
WCF All 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 1 3 1.167 0.833 66.7 +2
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1984-86 6 3 3 0 19 1 +18 2 5 3.167 0.167 75.0 +3
WC 1988-90 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 1 3 1.167 0.833 66.7 +2
WC All 12 6 5 1 26 6 +20 3 8 2.167 0.50 70.8 +5
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1986-88 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
ECP 1992-94 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 0 1 1.333 0.667 66.7 +1
ECP All 5 3 2 0 8 2 +6 0 3 1.60 0.40 80.0 +3
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1988 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 1 0 0.50 2.00 0.00 -2
ECF All 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 1 0 0.50 2.00 0.00 -2
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1986-88 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 1 2 1.25 1.00 50.0 =0
EC 1992-94 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 0 1 1.333 0.667 66.7 +1
EC All 7 3 2 2 9 6 +3 1 3 1.286 0.857 57.1 +1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1983-84 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
Rous Cup Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
RC 1987 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
RC 1988 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
RC All 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
Minor Tournament and Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Ciudad de Mexico 1985 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Azteca 2000 1985 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
England Challenge 1991 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
TC All 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 62.5 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 12 6 5 1 26 6 +20 3 8 2.167 0.50 70.8 +5
EC 7 3 2 2 9 6 +3 1 3 1.286 0.857 57.1 +1
BC 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
RC 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
TC 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 62.5 +1
All 26 11 10 5 45 19 +26 6 13 1.731 0.731 61.5 +6

 

Mark Wright - Match History
 Club: Southampton F.C. - 16 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 30 full capsx

Age 20
1 587 2 May 1984 - Wales 1 England 0, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham BC AL Start 6
Age 21
2 593 12 September 1984 - England 1 GDR 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 5
3 594 17 October 1984 - England 5 Finland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 5
4 595 14 November 1984 - Turkey 0 England 8, Inönü Stadyumu, Ístanbul WCP AW Start 5
5 597 26 March 1985 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 5
6 598 1 May 1985 - Romania 0 England 0, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP AD Start 5
7 601 6 June 1985 - Italy 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México TC NL Start 5
- 602 9 June 1985 - Mexico 1 England 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México AL squad/sub ?
8 603 12 June 1985 - England 3 West Germany 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW Start 5
- 604 16 June 1985 - USA 0 England 5, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Fr AW squad/sub ?
Age 22
9 605 11 September 1985 - England 1 Romania 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start 5
10 606 16 October 1985 - England 5 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 5
11 607 13 November 1985 - England 0 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start 5
12 608 29 January 1986 - Egypt 0 England 4, Nasser Stadium, Cairo Fr AW Start 5
13 610 26 March 1986 - USSR 0 England 1, Dinamo Stadion, Tbilisi Fr AW Start 5
Age 23
14 621 12 November 1986 - England 2 Yugoslavia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 5
15 623 1 April 1987 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast ECP AW Start 5
- 625 19 May 1987 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HD unused sub 12
16 626 23 May 1987 - Scotland 0 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Start 5
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 24 full caps  
Age 24
17 630 17 February 1988 - Israel 0 England 0, The National Stadium, Tel Aviv Fr AD Start off 74 6
18 631 23 March 1988 - England 2 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub 72 12
- 633 21 May 1988 - England 1 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HW unused sub 14
19 634 24 May 1988 - England 1 Colombia 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 5
20 635 28 May 1988 - Switzerland 0 England 1, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne Fr AW Start 5
21 636 12 June 1988 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 1, Neckarstadion, Stuttgart ECF NL Start 19
22 637 15 June 1988 - England 1 Netherlands 3, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf NL Start
- 638 18 June 1988 - England 1 USSR 3, Waldstadion, Frankfurt am Main NL squad/
unused sub
Age 25
- 645 23 May 1989 - England 0 Chile 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HD unused sub 14
- 646 27 May 1989 - England 2 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW squad/
unused sub
- 647 3 June 1989 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW
- 648 7 June 1989 - Denmark 1 England 1, Idrætsparken, København Fr AD
Age 26
- 651 15 November 1989 - England 0 Italy 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 17
- 653 28 March 1990 - England 1 Brazil 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 17
23 654 25 April 1990 - England 4 Czechoslovakia 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub ht 14
- 655 15 May 1990 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
- 656 22 May 1990 - England 1 Uruguay 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL
24 657 2 June 1990 - Tunisia 1 England 1, Stade Olympique El Menzah, Tunis Fr AD sub 62 ?
- 658 11 June 1990 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu WCF ND squad member 14
25 659 16 June 1990 - Netherlands 0 England 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu ND Start
26 660 21 June 1990 - England 1 Egypt 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu NW Start 58
27 661 26 June 1990 - England 1 Belgium 0, Stadio Renato Dall' Ara, Bologna NW Start
28 662 1 July 1990 - Cameroon 2 England 3, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW Start
29 663 4 July 1990 - West Germany 1 England 1, Stadio delle Alpi, Torino ND Start
30 664 7 July 1990 - Italy 2 England 1, Stadio San Nicola, Bari AL Start off 72
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 13 full capsx

Age 27
31 665 12 September 1990 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
32 666 17 October 1990 - England 2 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 6
33 667 14 November 1990 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Dublin ECP AD Start 6
34 668 6 February 1991 - England 2 Cameroon 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
35 669 27 March 1991 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Start 6
36 671 21 May 1991 - England 3 USSR 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley TC HW Capt 11 6
37 672 25 May 1991 - England 2 Argentina 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 6
38 673 1 June 1991 - Australia 0 England 1, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney tour AW Start 6
- 674 3 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 1, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland AW squad/
unused sub
?
39 675 8 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 2, Athletic Park, Wellington tour AW Start 6
40 676 12 June 1991 - Malaysia 2 England 4, Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur AW Start 6
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 5 full caps  
Age 28
41 680 19 February 1992 - England 2 France 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
- 683 12 May 1992 - Hungary 0 England 1, N├ępstadion, Budapest Fr AW rested squad member
- 684 17 May 1992 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 14
42 685 3 June 1992 - Finland 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW Start 6
Graham Taylor selected his 20-man squad, thirteen days ahead of the deadline, that list included Mark Wright. Wright revealed that he had aggravated an old Achilles tendon injury in Helsinki and did not travel with the squad to Sweden on June 7. He was unreplaced, and assigned squad number 6.
- 686 11 June 1992 - Denmark 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmöt ECF ND withdrawn injured squad member
- 687 14 June 1992 - France 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmöt ND
- 688 17 June 1992 - Sweden 2 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AL
Age 29
43 689 9 September 1992 - Spain 1 England 0, Estadio El Sardinero, Santander Fr AL Start 6
 

Coach: Terry Venables - 2 full capsx

Age 32
- 718 27 March 1996 - England 1 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 12
44 719 24 April 1996 - England 0 Croatia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 5
45 720 18 May 1996 - England 3 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off 12 5
- 721 23 May 1996 - PR China 0 England 3, Workers' Stadium, Beijing Fr AW withdrawn squad member
Terry Venables named a squad of 27 on May 16, for a short tour of the Far East. This was two days before a clash with Hungary at Wembley, in which Mark Wright strained a knee ligament. A scan confirmed that he would miss Euro '96 and he was replaced in the squad.

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