Who is Arsenal legendary forward Ian Wright?
Ian Wright, was born on 3 November 1963 is an English footballer, and television and radio personality. He now works at BBC Sport and ITV Sport.
Wright as a footballer has enjoyed success with London teams Crystal Palace and Arsenal With the Gunners he has spent seven years, they have lifted the Premier League title, both FA Cup and Carabao cup competitions and the European Cup Winners Cup. Known for his speed, aggression and finishing, Wright has played 581 league games, founding back of the net 287 times for seven clubs in Scotland and England, while also earning 33 caps for England national team.
Wright signed for the Gunners in September 1991 for a fee £2.5m, which at the time was a club record, He scored against Leicester City on his debut in the League Cup tie
English forward went on to be the club’s top scorer for six campaigns in a row. He played a vital part in the team’s success during the 1990s, claiming FA Cup and League Cup double in 1993; founding the back of the net in both the FA Cup Final itself and the replay against Sheffield Wednesday. Wright also helped the Gunners to reach the 1994 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final, although he was suspended from the final against Parma.
Wright found back of the net 185 times from 288 appearances (279 starts) for the Gunners and scored eleven hat-tricks as per transfermarkt.
Wright is Arsenal’s second-highest goalscorer of all time, behind the Gunners legend Thierry Henry who broke his record in 2005.
Arsenal have had many top-class forwards, however, Ian Wright has been on top of that least alongside Thierry Henry and Denis Bergkamp.
After he finally retired from football he has been active in the media, usually in football-related TV and radio shows. His sons, Bradley and Shaun Wright-Phillips, are both professional footballers.