Archie Wright

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Archie Wright
Personal information
Full name Archibald Watson Wright[1]
Date of birth (1924-11-23)23 November 1924
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 30 April 1990(1990-04-30) (aged 65)
Place of death Airdrie, Scotland
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Rutherglen Glencairn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947?–1948 Hamilton Academical 28 (9)
1948–1950? Clyde 32 (13)
1950?–1951? Falkirk 34 (7)
1951?–1953? Blackburn 22 (10)
1953–1954 Grimsby Town 39 (9)
1954–1957? Accrington Stanley 80 (27)
Total 235 (75)
Teams managed
1963–1967 Airdrieonians
1967 Clyde
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Archibald Watson Wright (23 November 1924 – 30 April 1990) was a Scottish footballer, who played as an inside forward. He played for Hamilton Academical, Clyde, Falkirk, Blackburn Rovers, Grimsby Town and Accrington Stanley.[2]

Wright was signed for a small fee by then Grimsby Town manager Bill Shankly in 1953.[3]

He later became manager of Airdrieonians, and was in charge there as of December 1964.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archie Wright". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Archie Wright career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  3. ^ "Part 4 Shankly`s Seasons 53/54". Vital Grimsby Town. Vital Football. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Airdrieonians v Hearts 26 December 1964, team line-ups and other info at londonhearts.com