Bernard Wright (footballer)

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Bernard Wright
Personal information
Full name Bernard Anthony Wright[1]
Date of birth (1940-06-08) 8 June 1940 (age 76)[1]
Place of birth Derry, Northern Ireland[1]
Playing position Right-winger
Youth career
Sligo Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1963 Port Vale 14 (2)
Stafford Rangers (loan)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bernard Anthony Wright (born 8 June 1940) is a Northern Irish former footballer. In English football he was nicknamed "Paddy". He played on the right-wing for Sligo Rovers, Port Vale, and Stafford Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

Wright played for Sligo Rovers before crossing the Irish Sea to try his luck in England with Norman Low's Port Vale in August 1962.[1] He replaced John Rowland as the Vale's number 7, but in November new manager Freddie Steele dropped Wright for Rowland.[1] He made 14 Third Division and one League Cup appearances for the "Valiants", and scored goals in a 1–0 win over Colchester United at Layer Road (10 September) and a 2–1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road (18 May).[1] Wright was loaned out to Stafford Rangers in April 1963, before leaving Vale Park on a free transfer the next month.[1]


  • Sourced from Bernard Wright profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1962–63 Third Division 14 2 0 0 1 0 15 2


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 317. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.