Billy Wright Profile

Billy Wright was a footballer who played for Wolverhampton Wanderers and the England national team during the 1940s and 1950s. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders in the history of English football, and his career is marked by numerous achievements and records.

Born in 1924 in Ironbridge, Shropshire, Wright began his football career at the local club, Wellington Town. He was soon spotted by Wolverhampton Wanderers, and in 1939, he signed for the club as a trainee. Wright quickly established himself as a key player for the team, and he was made captain at the age of just 21.

During his time at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wright helped the team win three First Division titles in 1954, 1958, and 1959, and he was a member of the team that reached the FA Cup final in 1949 and 1960. Wright's performances also earned him a call-up to the England national team, and he went on to captain the team a record 90 times.

Wright's success as a player was not limited to the domestic game. He played in three World Cups for England in 1950, 1954, and 1958 and helped the team reach the quarter-finals on all three occasions. Wright's performances in the 1950 World Cup were particularly impressive, and he was named in the All-Star Team for the tournament.

Off the field, Wright was known for his professionalism and sportsmanship. He was respected by his peers and opponents alike, and he was a model of fair play and dedication to the sport. After retiring from football in 1959, Wright worked as a sports commentator and became a respected figure in the world of broadcasting.

Billy Wright - Info

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Name: William Wright
Date of Birth: 6th February 1924
Nationality: England
Position(s): Centre-back
Career: 1939 to 1959
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