Bob Wright (footballer)

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Bob Wright
Personal information
Full name Robert Cooper Allen Wright
Date of birth (1915-02-15)15 February 1915
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Left half
Youth career
19??-19?? Horden Colliery Welfare
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1947 Charlton Athletic 28 (0)
Teams managed
1947-1949 Charlton Athletic assistant manager
1949-1950 Bristol City manager
1951-1952 Bristol Rovers assistant manager
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Robert Cooper Allen "Bob" Wright (born 20 February 1915 in Glasgow, Scotland) was a Scottish footballer who played as a left half. He made over 20 Football League appearances in the years before the Second World War.[1]

Career[edit]

"Bob" Wright played locally for Horden Colliery Welfare. Bob Wright signed for Charlton Athletic in May 1937 for £100 from Horden Colliery Welfare. He made 28 appearances for Charlton Athletic before the Second World War. Wright spent much of the war abroad but did make 47 wartime appearances for Charlton Athletic and 19 wartime appearances for Middlesbrough. Wright retired from playing in 1947.[2]

After retiring from playing Bob Wright became assistant manager to Jimmy Seed at Charlton Athletic in September 1947.[2] He was appointed Bristol City manager in April 1949. He complained that he was not given a free hand by the Bristol City board of directors and resigned in June 1950.[3][4] He was a licensee in Bristol until joining Bristol Rovers as assistant manager to Bert Tann in July 1951 leaving that post again in July 1952. He became the licensee of the "White Hart" in Lower Maudlin Street in Bristol.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2002). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. SoccerData. ISBN 1-899468-63-3. 
  2. ^ a b c Turner, Dennis; White, Alex (1993). Breedon Book of Football Managers. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-873626-32-0. 
  3. ^ Woods, David; Edwards, Leigh (1997). Bristol City FC The First 100 years. Redcliffe Press. ISBN 1-900178-26-5. 
  4. ^ Woods, David (1994). Bristol Babe The First 100 years of Bristol City FC. Yore Publications. ISBN 1-874427-95-X.