Frank Wright (footballer)

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Frank Wright
Personal information
Date of birth October qtr, 1898
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Outside-right
Youth career
Hamstead Colliery
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1921 Southampton 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frank Wright (born 1898) was an English footballer who made one Football League appearance at outside-right for Southampton in 1920.

Football career[edit]

Wright was born in Birmingham and played for Hamstead Colliery where he was spotted by a scout from Southampton. He joined the "Saints" in October 1920 and after scoring regularly for the reserves,[1] he made his first-team debut on 11 December 1920, when he replaced Joe Barratt in a Third Division match at Grimsby Town. The team was soundly beaten 3–0, and Wright returned to the reserves together with Charlie Brown and Alec Campbell.[2]

His brief taste of first-team football appeared to have dented his confidence, for Wright only managed one further goal in 26 subsequent reserve-team matches before he was released in May 1921.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 376. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 
  2. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. pp. 64–65. ISBN 0-907969-22-4.