Mark Wright

Born Aug 1, 1963

Mark Wright is an English football manager, chairman and former England international football player. As a player, he had spells with Liverpool, Derby County, Southampton and Oxford United during the 1980s and 1990s. He made 45 appearances for the English national football team, and was a member of the team which reached the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup in 1990. Since retiring as a player in 1998, Wright has worked as a football manager.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on August 1, 1963.


1980 16 Years Old Mark Wright, who was born at Dorchester in Oxfordshire, started his career with Oxford United, signing professional forms during the 1980–81 season after coming through the ranks as a trainee with his local club. … Read More
He joined the Saints on 25 March 1982 and really made his name as a player with the south-coast club.
1983 19 Years Old During the 1983–84 season, Wright's performances remained high as he helped the Saints to a very creditable runner-up spot to champions Liverpool, 3 points clear of 3rd-placed Nottingham Forest and 4th-placed Manchester United who both finished on 74 points. … Read More


1984 20 Years Old It was Bobby Robson who saw Wright as an international-quality player and gave him his England debut on 2 May 1984 in the 1–0 Home International Championship defeat to Wales at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham. … Read More
1986 22 Years Old Wright helped Southampton reach another FA Cup semi-final in 1986. … Read More
Wright completed his move to the East Midlands on 27 August 1987. … Read More
1991 27 Years Old Not willing to play outside the top division, as it would diminish his chances of international football, he signed for Liverpool on 15 July 1991 for a fee of £2.5million – a national record fee for a defender. … Read More
1992 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Wright scored his first goal for the club on 1 September 1992; his 61st-minute equaliser salvaged a point against his former club Southampton at Anfield. … Read More


1996 32 Years Old …  His performances for Liverpool had alerted manager Terry Venables who gave him a shock recall for the international friendly with Croatia on 24 April 1996, 4 years after his last cap. … Read More
1999 35 Years Old Wright was appointed manager of Southport, then in the relegation positions in the Conference, in December 1999. … Read More
2001 37 Years Old At the end of that season, in June 2001, Wright left Southport to make his Football League management debut with the club at which he began his career, Oxford United, newly relegated to Division Three, the fourth level of the Football League, after an absence of more than 30 years. … Read More
2002 38 Years Old Wright was not out of work for long. Put in charge of Conference strugglers Chester City in January 2002 with the club second-bottom of the Conference, he kept them clear of relegation to the Northern Premier League. … Read More


2005 41 Years Old Peterborough United appointed Wright as manager in May 2005.
The team were progressing well, when on 25 January 2006 Wright was suspended from his position as manager pending an internal inquiry. … Read More
2008 44 Years Old In November 2008, Wright joined Chester City as manager for a third time. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012 it was announced he had become chairman of non-league side Widnes.
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