Shaun Wright-Phillips
Shaun Wright-Phillips
Shaun Cameron Wright-Phillips is an English footballer who plays as a winger for Queens Park Rangers and the England national team. He is the adopted son of former England international, Ian Wright and the half-brother of fellow professional football player Bradley Wright-Phillips. He grew up in Brockley, South London, and attended the state school Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College in New Cross Gate.
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Fabio Capello
Yahoo News - 7 months
​Capello's appointment was seen as a major coup for England. A foreign manager with an impressive trophy collection and a reputation as a disciplinarian, Capello's first match saw Jermaine Jenas and Shaun Wright-Phillips score England's goals in a 2-1 win over Switzerland in 2008.  Capello never quite got England playing convincingly, however, and they crashed out of the 2010 World Cup in a heavy defeat to Germany, and he resigned before Euro 2012.
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2015 Titans Q&A with a bonus Texans Q&A: On bad football
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
This week’s game preview is with my friend Tom Gower (@ThomasGower). Tom covers the Titans for Total Titans, writes a weekly column for NBC Sports and covers the NFL for Football Outsiders. After sojourns covering the AFC West and NFC North the past two seasons, he will once again be writing the Houston Texans chapter for Football Outsiders Almanac 2016. The only reason why there is a game preview this week is because I really wanted to talk to Tom about what the hades is going on with the Titans and Texans and the AFC South in general. There’s bad football and then there’s this thing so bad the vulgarities needed to describe it are not fit for a newspaper blog. So, I wrote about my current thinking about the 2015 Texans for his site. (Warning: Only click on that link at your own risk. Do NOT click on this link if you are pregnant or may think you are pregnant or have a compromised immune system. May cause [the list of really gross symptoms in every drug ad on tv. Boy, sure makes ...
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Toronto end long wait for MLS playoff spot
Yahoo News - over 1 year
(Reuters) - Toronto FC clinched a spot in the Major League Soccer playoffs for the first time after goals from Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Giovinco helped them to a 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls on Wednesday. Needing a point to guarantee their first playoff berth after coming into the league in 2007, Toronto built a 2-0 lead in the second half before Shaun Wright-Phillips pulled one back for the Red Bulls shortly before the final whistle. The three points not only clinched a playoff berth for the Canadian club but lifted them into second spot in the Eastern Conference, five behind the Red Bulls with two regular-season games remaining.
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What's Next For The Denver Broncos?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
By Joel Corry, National Football Post While the Seattle Seahawks bask in the glow of their decisive Super Bowl XLVIII victory, here’s a preview of things to come for the other team that took the field last Sunday, the Denver Broncos. Salary Cap Denver has a little more than $10.25 million of salary cap room once tenders for restricted free agents (which includes cornerback Chris Harris) and exclusive rights players with expiring contracts are factored in, in addition to the cap space gained from the voiding of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and running back Knowshon Moreno’s 2014 contract years. A decision must be made regarding cornerback Champ Bailey, since he wants to play a 16th NFL season. The 35-year-old will be entering the last year of a four-year, $43 million contract (worth a maximum of $46.75 million through base salary escalators) after a season in which he was limited to five regular season games because of a left foot sprain that occurred in a pre-season mat ...
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Shaun Phillips' Son Reminded Everyone There Are More Important Things In Life Than The Super Bowl
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Perspective can sometimes be lacking in the aftermath of major sporting events, especially among those on the losing end. Luckily for Denver Broncos defensive end Shaun Phillips, he had someone to remind him that his team's loss in Super Bowl XLVIII didn't change anything for those who loved him. The 32-year-old NFL veteran shared an uplifting text message exchange with his son, Jaylen, that should brighten the mood of even the most disappointed fan in Denver. Sorry we let you guys down. Messages like this is the I my thing that make me feel better. — Shaun Phillips (@ShaunPhillips95) February 3, 2014
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Denver Broncos A Pick-Your-Poison Team In Super Bowl
Huffington Post - about 3 years
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Denver was walloped 40-10 by Seattle in the preseason with Ronnie Hillman fumbling, Montee Ball stumbling and Peyton Manning grumbling. The Broncos are a much different team now, one that should return to Colorado on Tuesday for a victory parade clutching their third Lombardi Trophy. Chewed out by boss John Elway after that spectacle in Seattle last summer, the Broncos responded with a season for the ages, scoring more points than any team in NFL history (606) with Manning throwing for more touchdowns (55) and yards (5,447) than anyone ever had. They're not always the prettiest of passes, as Seahawks star talker and cornerback Richard Sherman pointed out, but Manning's always won with his brain, not his arm. Manning didn't disagree with Sherman's assessment that he "throws ducks." "I do throw ducks," he said. "I throw for a lot of yards and TD ducks, so I'm actually quite proud of it." Manning's "Duck Dynasty" consists of an unprecedented five p ...
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'Jersey Boy' returns home
Fox News - about 3 years
Newark, NJ ( - Perhaps it's apropos that the cast of "Jersey Boys," the Broadway musical smash, will be hopping the Hudson to perform at the NFL's Super Bowl XLVIII Tailgate Party this weekend.A few actual Jersey Boys have returned home this week for the Denver Broncos, including Willingboro native Shaun Phillips and Middletown's Knowshon Moreno
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NFL Conference Championships: Preview and Predictions
Huffington Post - about 3 years
NFL fans wait all year for Championship Sunday. The AFC and NFC title matches feature equally talented squads battling familiar foes with unrivaled intensity. This Sunday will showcase football play of the highest caliber as the consensus four best teams compete for a chance to play one more game in 2014. The similarities between the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers highlight both new and traditional aspects of winning team attributes. None play in a dome, which is appropriate for a Super Bowl set outdoors in New York. All four teams are fortunate to possess the all-important "franchise" quarterback. They are very different men: two are late-30s quintessential pocket passing field generals and two are new-breed, mobile QBs capable of enormous rushing plays and rocketed deep balls. Finally, it is no coincidence that on Sunday fans will witness the best four offensive lines working in the game today. Bill Parcells would be proud. One dif ...
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Broncos' Shaun Phillips may be key factor against ex-Chargers mates
USA Today - about 3 years
Denver defensive end keys pass rush that could sway playoff tilt against ex-San Diego mates.
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Skydiver Falls 9,000 Feet (And Survives!) After Parachute Becomes Tangled
Yahoo News - over 3 years
A skydiver fell 9,000 feet after his parachute became tangled in a friend's during a difficult maneuver Sunday. But, in a miraculous turn of events, the man survived the fall. Victor Bryie, of Florida, was rushed to a local hospital in the state. Though his injuries were serious, he is reported to be in stable condition. According to The Ledger, the 27-year-old suffered multiple broken bones and a head injury in the fall. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said that Bryie and another skydiver, Shaun Phillips, of the U.K., were near the Lake Wales Municipal Airport Sunday afternoon when they
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Denver Broncos Top Kansas City Chiefs 27-17 (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning walked away a winner in the biggest game of the year so far and, as a bonus, the Broncos might not even have to send his uniform off to the cleaners. Manning threw for 323 yards and a touchdown Sunday night and was barely touched by Kansas City's sack-happy defense in Denver's 27-17 victory over the NFL's last undefeated team. It means the '72 Dolphins can rest easy for another year. And it puts Denver and the Chiefs in a tie atop the AFC West at 9-1, with a rematch set in two weeks. Manning has another big game before that — at New England in yet another showdown against Tom Brady. If the Broncos' offensive line does anywhere near as good a job in that one as it did against the Chiefs, the quarterback's ailing ankles — mummified with athletic tape for this critical game — should be feeling much better. "The protection was outstanding, we ran the ball consistently, tried to keep them off-balance," Manning said. "We wanted a mix of running and pas ...
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Shaun Phillips has chance to torment old team and trash-talking buddy Philip Rivers on Sunday
Fox News - over 3 years
Shaun Phillips is in a good place.
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Shaun Phillips not upset with Chargers for break-up
USA Today - over 3 years
Broncos pass rusher says he doesn't harbor ill will toward former team.
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Raiders – Broncos capsule
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Raiders at Broncos 5:40 p.m. ESPN, 95.7 FM Spotlight on: Safety Charles Woodson – The Raiders don’t have any turnovers this season, and their defensive leader would love to get an interception or force a fumble to give them life in this tough road test. Quarterback Peyton Manning tried to woo Woodson to sign with Denver but he chose Oakland because it offered a guaranteed contract. Injury notes: Raiders – S Tyvon Branch (ankle), LT Menelik Watson (knee) and TE David Ausberry (shoulder) are out, and GLucas Nix (ankle) is questionable. Broncos — LB Shaun Phillips (back) and CB Champ Bailey (foot) and TE Joel Dreessen (knee) are questionable. Big [...]
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Denver Broncos Rout Baltimore Ravens As Peyton Manning Throws 7 Touchdowns
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
DENVER — Both the NFL opener and Peyton Manning were a little tardy. It was well worth the wait. Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months, then another 33 minutes to get the season started because of a lightning storm. After three punts to start things off, Manning threw a record-tying seven touchdown passes, something no one had done in 44 years, in directing Denver to a 49-27 victory over Super Bowl champion Baltimore on Thursday night in a much-anticipated rematch against the team that ended the Broncos' playoff run in January. Manning connected with his most prized addition, Wes Welker, and former college basketball player Julius Thomas and Demaryius Thomas for two TDs each in piling up the most points scored on the Ravens in their 18-year history. "I don't like excuses but I do think that lightning delay did slow us down," Manning said. "You guys have seen teams break it down: you come up for the team prayer, you put your hands in and you say, `Broncos on 3,' and ...
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Report: Broncos Star Suspended
Huffington Post - over 3 years
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos linebacker Von Miller received a six-game suspension under the NFL's substance-abuse policy Tuesday, taking away the best defensive player from a team many expect to make a run at the Super Bowl. The league wanted a longer penalty for the third-year linebacker, but the sides agreed to less than half the season, a person familiar with the negotiations between the linebacker and the NFL told The Associated Press. The person who spoke to the AP did not want to be identified because details about the negotiations were not public. Broncos executive vice president John Elway said the team was frustrated with what happened "and, I think, disappointed in Von." "We'll live with that decision," Elway said. "What I'd like to do is try to do everything we can to prevent any other situations." According to the NFL, Miller is eligible to play and practice through the last two preseason games. His suspension, without pay, will begin Aug. 31, a ...
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Broncos' Defense Stymies 49ers in Preseason Opener
NYTimes - over 3 years
Denver linebacker Shaun Phillips has forced enough fumbles in his day that he doesn't mind the occasional cleanup job of just pouncing on the ball and safely recovering it.     
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • 2015
    On 1 August 2015, he made his debut for New York in a 1–3 away victory over the Philadelphia Union, coming on as a substitute, winning a penalty and providing an assist for his brother Bradley Wright-Phillips to score.
    More Details Hide Details After his debut, Wright-Phillips was named in the MLS Team of the Week.
    On 27 July 2015, Wright-Phillips signed a permanent deal.
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    In June 2015, Wright-Phillips began training with Major League Soccer (MLS) side New York Red Bulls in what was described officially as a way for him to regain fitness after so long out of the first team picture at QPR.
    More Details Hide Details On 23 June, Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch said that he was suitably impressed with what he had seen from Wright-Phillips suggesting his club might make a move once Wright-Phillips' QPR contract officially ended on 30 June.
    Wright-Phillips was released by the Red Bulls at the end of the 2015 MLS season, but was later re-signed on 25 January 2016.
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  • 2014
    After featuring even more sporadically during 2014–15, QPR announced that Wright-Phillips would be released from his contract in a batch of players that included fellow former England internationals Rio Ferdinand and Joey Barton.
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  • 2013
    His only goal for QPR in the Premier League came during the derby against former club Chelsea on 2 January 2013, which ended 1–0.
    More Details Hide Details Despite this, QPR would find themselves relegated to the Championship at the end of the season. QPR would return to the Premiership at the first time of asking, defeating Derby County in the play-off finals, though Wright-Phillips would increasingly find his role throughout the season diminished to the occasional cameo from the subs bench and reserve outings.
  • 2012
    He failed to score a goal for almost a year before scoring his first the following season for QPR against Walsall in the League Cup on 28 August 2012.
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  • 2011
    He made his full debut for QPR against Newcastle United on 12 September 2011, making the starting line-up and winning Man of the Match by supporters.
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    On 31 August 2011, the final day of the transfer window, Wright-Phillips signed for Queens Park Rangers (QPR) on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
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  • 2010
    On 1 June 2010, Wright-Phillips was selected for England's final 23-man squad that was to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared as a substitute in England's opening two group matches against United States and Algeria. Manchester City Chelsea New York Red Bulls Individual
    The 2010–11 season saw Wright-Phillips only make seven league appearances, with the increased competition for places following the signings of David Silva and Yaya Touré resulting in him rarely being included in the clubs's matchday squad.
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    He was selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
    More Details Hide Details Wright-Phillips is the son of former England international Ian Wright, who adopted him when he was three years old. His younger half-brother, Bradley Wright-Phillips, is a fellow professional footballer. Born in Greenwich, London, he grew up in Brockley, London, and attended the state school Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College in New Cross Gate. Wright-Phillips was released by Nottingham Forest aged 17 and Manchester City took him to Maine Road.
  • 2009
    On 14 October 2009, with England having already qualified for World Cup 2010, Wright-Phillips was selected in the starting XI against Belarus at Wembley Stadium.
    More Details Hide Details Unusually, he was joined in the side (which was missing Wayne Rooney through injury) by Tottenham Hotspur's Aaron Lennon, meaning England played with two recognised wingers. Mid-way through the second half, Wright-Phillips drove in a shot from the edge of the penalty area which beat the dive of the Belarus goalkeeper. He appeared as a second-half substitute against Egypt on 3 March 2010, scoring England's second goal and assisting Peter Crouch for the third as they came from behind to win 3–1.
    He started for City on the final game of the 2009–10 Premier League against West Ham at Upton Park, where he scored the equaliser in a 1–1 draw.
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    The 2009–10 season started very well for Wright-Phillips, setting up a goal for Emmanuel Adebayor in the third minute in a 2–0 win against Blackburn Rovers.
    More Details Hide Details Three weeks later against Arsenal, he set up a goal for Adebayor before scoring one for himself. He followed that up with a goal in a Football League Cup tie with Crystal Palace. He went on to score in three successive home games against Burnley, Hull City and then Arsenal in the League Cup. He found himself in-and-out of the team under manager Roberto Mancini, with new signing Adam Johnson's form forcing Wright-Phillips to be a substitute in most matches, including City's game at his former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. He came off the bench to replace Johnson in the 60th minute and then set up Craig Bellamy's second goal in the 4–2 win. Despite his impact in the game, Wright-Phillips had not secured a place in the team.
  • 2008
    He was selected in England's critical Euro 2008 qualifying game against Croatia, substituted at half time in favour of David Beckham with England trailing 2–0, with England eventually losing 3–2 and therefore missing out on Euro 2008.
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    His third goal for City came in a 6–0 victory over Portsmouth on 21 September 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Wright-Phillips equalled his entire goalscoring record at Chelsea just over a month after returning to City. His right footed drive in the second half against Omonia Nicosia on 2 October helped steer City through to the group stages of the UEFA Cup for the first time. On 29 October, Wright-Phillips swore at former Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate during Manchester City's 2–0 defeat to his club, after Southgate complained about Wright-Phillips appearing to go down too easily after a challenge. The Football Association warned Wright-Phillips about his future conduct.
    On 28 August 2008, he re-joined former club Manchester City on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £8.5 million.
    More Details Hide Details On his second debut, Wright-Phillips scored two goals against Sunderland in the 0–3 away win in the Premier League.
    He only made another six appearances that season and failed to make the match day squad for the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final.
    More Details Hide Details Having made 65 starting appearances for the club, with a further 60 as a substitute, Wright-Phillips had been unable to secure a regular place in the side under Grant and Mourinho. After also falling out of favour with new manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, he was allowed to leave the club.
  • 2007
    On 8 September 2007, Wright-Phillips was selected to start against Israel in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier he scored the first goal in the 3–0 victory and won the England sponsor's Man of the Match award with his performance.
    More Details Hide Details He was then selected to start for England against Estonia and scored his third goal for England and the opener in a third consecutive 3–0 win at Wembley.
    He was selected to play in the 2007 League Cup Final, which Chelsea lost to Tottenham Hotspur.
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    At the beginning of 2007–08, Wright-Phillips maintained his starting place on the right wing.
    More Details Hide Details He also maintained his place after José Mourinho left Chelsea and under new coach Avram Grant.
    Subsequently, he started in several games towards the end of the season including the 2007 FA Cup Final which Chelsea won, however Wright-Phillips was substituted for Salomon Kalou in extra time.
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  • 2006
    As 2006–07 progressed, Wright-Phillips picked up form and scored his first league goal against West Ham United on 18 April, following it up with his second in the same match.
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    His first goal for the club came in a 2–0 Champions League win over Levski Sofia on 5 December 2006, in his 52nd match and almost 17 months after his transfer.
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  • 2005
    His appearances were initially limited, starting only 15 times for Chelsea in 2005–06 and struggling to find scoring form.
    More Details Hide Details An inconsistent first season with Chelsea culminated in him missing out on the opportunity to travel to Germany with the England squad for the 2006 World Cup. Despite making few first-team appearances, Wright-Philips maintained that he was happy at Chelsea and wanted to stay and fight for a first-team place. He received a boost from his manager José Mourinho, when the latter declined to make an approach for Real Betis winger Joaquín, stating that he had enough options in terms of wingers.
    On 18 July 2005, Wright-Phillips completed a £21 million move to Premier League champions Chelsea, returning to his native London.
    More Details Hide Details He joined the club on a five-year contract after agreeing to personal terms and passing a medical. He had previously said he would not leave Manchester City.
  • 2004
    On 17 November 2004, he became one of the main targets of racist chants from sections of the Spanish crowd at an international friendly between England and Spain in Madrid.
    More Details Hide Details However, he brushed that aside with his performance in his next Manchester City game at Portsmouth, saying to reporters after the game, "I just let the football do the talking." He also has a similar response regarding his father, saying in an interview with "The press brought up my adopted father's name. They relate to his name and that is fine by me – it comes with the name, but I will be my own man. I have made my own path and started to take my own steps."
    Wright-Phillips made his England debut as a substitute for Nicky Butt against Ukraine on 18 August 2004.
    More Details Hide Details He scored the last of England's goals in a 3–0 win, described by BBC Sport as "crowning a solo run with a stunning finish." He was a regular member of England's squad during qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and made his first competitive start in a 0–1 away win over Wales. After a decline in form, however, especially a poor performance away to Northern Ireland, and a lack of games following his move to Chelsea, he missed out on a place in the squad for the World Cup finals. After a good start to the 2007–08 campaign, Wright-Phillips received an England recall to play against Germany in a friendly match at the new Wembley Stadium. Wright-Phillips was brought on as a substitute in the second half during the match in which England lost 2–1 to Germany and he was named the England sponsor's Man of the Match after an impressive performance.
    He made his full England debut in 2004 and went on to earn 36 caps, and score six goals.
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  • 2000
    From 2000 to 2003, Wright-Phillips won Manchester City's Young Player of the Year award four times in succession, surpassing Steve Kinsey's record of three times.
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  • 1999
    He began his senior career with Manchester City in 1999, becoming part of the international set-up and earning a £21 million transfer to Premier League champions Chelsea in 2005, winning several domestic honours.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, he returned to Manchester City, and then joined Queens Park Rangers in 2011.
  • 1981
    Born on October 25, 1981.
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