Keith Wright (footballer)

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Keith Wright
Personal information
Full name Keith Wright
Date of birth (1965-05-17) 17 May 1965 (age 53)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Raith Rovers 131 (61)
1986–1991 Dundee 167 (62)
1991–1997 Hibernian 197 (59)
1997–1998 Raith Rovers 36 (12)
1998–2000 Greenock Morton 38 (10)
2000 Stenhousemuir 5 (1)
2002–2003 Cowdenbeath 63 (17)
Total 637 (222)
National team
1992 Scotland 1 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2004 Cowdenbeath
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Keith Wright (born 17 May 1965) is a Scottish football player and coach. Wright played as a striker for Raith Rovers, Dundee, Hibernian, Greenock Morton, Stenhousemuir and was then a player/manager at Cowdenbeath. He played once for Scotland, in 1992. He has since worked as a football coach for junior clubs and the Scottish Football Association.

Career[edit]

Wright began his career in 1983 with Raith Rovers and achieved nearly a goal every two games during his time at Stark's Park. In December 1986, Wright moved north to Dundee, where he won the Challenge Cup in 1991 before departing for Hibernian. Within a year, Wright won silverware again, scoring in the 2–0 League Cup win over Dunfermline. Wright won one cap for Scotland in a 1992 friendly match against Northern Ireland.[1]

After leaving Hibernian at the end of the 1996–97 season, Wright returned to Raith, spending around fifteen months in his second spell in Kirkcaldy. In November 1998, Wright moved to Greenock Morton and spent a similar length of time before a short spell with Stenhousemuir at the end of the 1999–00 season. Wright then moved to Cowdenbeath for the start of the 2000–01 season and spent three years as a player in his final playing spell.

Wright was appointed player/manager of Cowdenbeath in March 2002[2] but was on a five-man shortlist for the Raith Rovers manager job just two months later.[3] After the job went to Antonio Calderón, Wright carried on and picked up the Second Division Manager of the Month award for January 2003.[4] Wright was sacked in October 2004, despite winning his last match and moving the club up to seventh in the league.[5]

After leaving Cowdenbeath, Wright briefly worked for Livingston as a youth coach. He then worked as an SFA development officer for Midlothian Council[6] for many years. Wright also coached at junior clubs Haddington Athletic and Penicuik Athletic. In January 2018 Wright was appointed as an SFA performance school coach, based at Broughton High School in Edinburgh.[7]

Honours[edit]

Dundee
1990–91
Hibernian
1991–92

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keith Wright". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Wright in after Kirk sacking". BBC Sport. BBC. 2002-03-13. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Raith interview Wright". BBC Sport. BBC. 2002-05-26. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  4. ^ "Keith Wright for award". BBC Sport. BBC. 2003-02-13. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  5. ^ "Cowdenbeath sack Wright". BBC Sport. BBC. 2004-10-02. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  6. ^ "Football Development Officer". Midlothian Council website. Archived from the original on 2007-10-21. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  7. ^ "Keith Wright appointed to Performance School setup". Scottish Football Association. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 

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