Alex Wright (footballer, born 1925)

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Alex Wright
Personal information
Full name Alexander Mason Wright
Date of birth (1925-10-18)18 October 1925
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Date of death 15 March 1999(1999-03-15) (aged 73)[1]
Place of death Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Bowhill Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Hibernian 2 (0)
1947–1950 Barnsley 84 (31)
1950–1951 Tottenham Hotspur 2 (1)
1951–1954 Bradford Park Avenue 131 (25)
1955–1959 Falkirk 95 (20)
Total 314 (77)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alexander Mason 'Alex' Wright (18 October 1925 – 15 March 1999) was a Scottish professional footballer who played for Bowhill Rovers, Hibernian, Barnsley, Tottenham Hotspur, Bradford Park Avenue and Falkirk.[2][3]

Playing career[edit]

Wright began his career with youth side Bowhill Rovers. He joined Hibernian where he featured in three official matches.[4] Wright signed for Barnsley in August 1947. The forward scored 31 goals in 84 appearances between 1947–50 for Oakwell based club. In September 1950, Wright signed for Tottenham Hotspur in a £12,000 transfer deal.[5] Wright scored on his senior debut against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 3 March 1951.[6] He was a member of the Spurs Push and run First Division championship winning team of 1950-51.[7] Wright transferred to Bradford Park Avenue in August 1951 and went on feature in 131 matches and netting a further 25 goals. After leaving the Yorkshire side he joined Falkirk where he played in both matches of the replayed Scottish Cup final against Kilmarnock in 1957. Falkirk were the eventual 2–1 winners. Wright played a total of 95 matches and scored 20 goals between 1955–59 for the Brockville Park team.

Honours[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur

Falkirk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Wright". Barry Hugman's Footballers Post-War Premier & Football League Players' Records. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Hugman, BJ (Ed) The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005 (2005) ISBN 1-85291-665-6 p676. Retrieved 2 August 2010
  3. ^ Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 1 December 2012 Archived June 3, 2009, at WebCite
  4. ^ "Wright, Alex". www.ihibs.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Wright's transfer from Barnsley to Tottenham Retrieved 2 August 2010
  6. ^ Wright's debut for the Lilies Retrieved 2 August 2010
  7. ^ The Spurs Championship winning side 1950-51 Retrieved 2 August 2010

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