Paul Wright (footballer)

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Paul Wright
Personal information
Full name Paul Hamilton Wright
Date of birth (1967-08-17) 17 August 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth East Kilbride, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1989 Aberdeen 68 (16)
1989–1990 Queens Park Rangers 15 (5)
1990–1991 Hibernian 36 (7)
1991–1995 St Johnstone 112 (40)
1995–2001 Kilmarnock 148 (58)
2001–2002 Falkirk 12 (2)
2002 Greenock Morton 13 (4)
Larkhall Thistle 0 (0)
Total 404 (132)
National team
1987–1989 Scotland U21 4 (1)
Teams managed
2015–present BSC Glasgow U20s
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Hamilton Wright (born 17 August 1967 in East Kilbride) is a retired Scottish football player. He played for seven clubs in a fourteen-year career, beginning with Aberdeen in 1983. It was in the mid-to-late '90s, however, that he was at the peak of his career, firstly with St Johnstone and then Kilmarnock. He was transferred from Hibernian to St Johnstone for £275,000; and from St Johnstone to Kilmarnock for £340,000, becoming both club's record buys.

Wright scored the winning goal for Kilmarnock in the 1997 Scottish Cup Final against Falkirk.[1] Wright brought his professional playing career to a close in 2002 with Greenock Morton and moved into junior football with Larkhall Thistle.

Wright moved into coaching after retirement and currently works as Under-20s manager at Scottish Lowland Football League club BSC Glasgow.


  1. ^ Turnbull, Simon (25 May 1997). "Wright has Killie instinct". The Independent. London. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 

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