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Joe Wright

Full name: Joseph Wright
Birthdate: 1907
Birthplace: Gateshead
Position: Goalkeeper
Joined from: Birtley
Signed by: Willie Orr
Nationality: England
First game: Manchester United, 02.09.1929
Last game: Arsenal, 21.04.1930
Games: 15
Goals: 0
Player Profile

A stand-in for much of his year-long stay at City, Wright wracked up 15 appearances for the club as back-up to Jim McLaren.

He'd started his career at Birtley before being handed a rapid rise up the football pyramid with Leicester. He wasn't expected to get as many first-team chances as he did with the Foxes but those 15 appearances caught the attentions of the Torquay United scouts, and he headed for the south coast just a year after arriving in Leicester.

It seemed to work well for him - he missed just one match during his first season with Torquay. But a move to Brighton and Hove Albion saw him play just 15 times in two seasons between the sticks and poor health saw him bring his professional career to a premature end.

He went in to the hotel business, taking over a property in Torquay, but Joe sadly died at the age of just 29.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1929-30Division One (old)15---------15-
1929_807_
Total15---------15 -
_807_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 02.09.1929 4 - 1 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
2 11.09.1929 1 - 2 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)
3 14.09.1929 1 - 2 Newcastle United (A) Division One (old)
4 28.09.1929 2 - 0 Middlesbrough (A) Division One (old)
5 05.10.1929 2 - 1 Liverpool (H) Division One (old)
6 12.10.1929 2 - 1 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
7 17.10.1929 2 - 1 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
8 19.10.1929 0 - 3 Aston Villa (A) Division One (old)
9 26.10.1929 2 - 2 Leeds United (H) Division One (old)
10 02.11.1929 0 - 4 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
11 09.11.1929 0 - 5 Portsmouth (H) Division One (old)
12 15.03.1930 0 - 3 Portsmouth (A) Division One (old)
13 22.03.1930 1 - 2 Sunderland (H) Division One (old)
14 19.04.1930 3 - 1 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
15 21.04.1930 6 - 6 Arsenal (H) Division One (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Birtley Unknown April 1929
OUT  Torquay United Unknown July 1930
Player 1136 of 1145 ordered a-z

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