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Tommy Wright

Full name: Thomas Elliott Wright
Birthdate: 10.01.1966
Birthplace: Dunfermline, Fife
Position: Winger
Joined from: Oldham Athletic
Signed by: David Pleat
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Hull City, 19.08.1989
Last game: Blackburn Rovers, 25.05.1992
Games: 151 (143 starts + 8 subs)
Goals: 29
  • Player profile

    Scottish attacker Wright became somewhat a cult hero for Foxes fans during his three-year stint at Filbert Street between 1989-1992, making almost 150 appearances for the club and returning a decent tally of goals along the way.

    He turned professional with Leeds United and started life as an out-and-out striker, but soon changed to play on the wing when he moved on to Oldham Athletic and then Leicester.

    He'd collected Scotland U21 honours on his arrival at Filbert Street and was a regular in his three years of Division Two football in the famous blue and white. He was a fast and tricky winger, often leaving supporters on the edge of their seats, but there was also a frustrating aspect in his play with the final ball, or cross, sometimes going astray.

    Still, he was a threatening flank player and also left the club on a high, being the top-scorer in his final season. Indeed, his performances caught top-flight attention and he moved on to Middlesbrough, although that top-flight status didn't last too long as 'Boro suffered relegation and Wright lost his regular starting role.

    He did help his next club, Bradford City, to promotion to Division One in 1996 and also had a short spell back at Oldham before moving north of the border to feature for St Johnstone and Livingston. His former team-mate Ian Snodin brought him back south of the border to play Conference football for Doncaster Rovers before Wright finished his playing career with King's Lynn.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1989-90Division Two (old)4131-2---1-453
    1989_332_
    1990-91Division Two (old)4471-2---1-487
    1990_332_
    1991-92Division Two (old)44122-4---875819
    1991_332_
    Total129224-8---107151 29
    _332_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 19.08.1989 Division Two (old) Hull City (A) 1 - 1
    2 23.08.1989 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 0 - 1
    3 26.08.1989 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H) 2 - 2
    4 02.09.1989 Division Two (old) Watford (A) 1 - 3
    5 09.09.1989 Division Two (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 1 - 3
    6 16.09.1989 Division Two (old) Bradford City (A) 0 - 2
    7 19.09.1989 League Cup 2 leg 1 Crystal Palace (A) 2 - 1
    8 04.10.1989 League Cup 2 leg 2 Crystal Palace (H) 2 - 3
    9 07.10.1989 Division Two (old) Port Vale (A) 1 - 2
    10 14.10.1989 Division Two (old) Oxford United (H) 0 - 0
    11 21.10.1989 Division Two (old) Swindon Town (H) 2 - 1
    12 28.10.1989 Division Two (old) Barnsley (A) 2 - 2 1
    13 01.11.1989 Division Two (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 0 - 0
    14 04.11.1989 Division Two (old) Sheffield United (A) 1 - 1
    15 11.11.1989 Division Two (old) Leeds United (H) 4 - 3
    16 14.11.1989 Members Cup 2 Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 2
    17 18.11.1989 Division Two (old) Ipswich Town (H) 0 - 1
    18 25.11.1989 Division Two (old) Stoke City (A) 1 - 0
    19 02.12.1989 Division Two (old) Hull City (H) 2 - 1
    20 09.12.1989 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 4 - 2 1
    21 16.12.1989 Division Two (old) Middlesbrough (A) 1 - 4
    22 26.12.1989 Division Two (old) Bournemouth (H) 2 - 1
    23 30.12.1989 Division Two (old) West Ham United (H) 1 - 0
    24 01.01.1990 Division Two (old) Portsmouth (A) 3 - 2
    25 06.01.1990 FA Cup 3 Barnsley (H) 1 - 2
    26 13.01.1990 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (A) 4 - 5 1
    27 20.01.1990 Division Two (old) Watford (H) 1 - 1
    28 10.02.1990 Division Two (old) Bradford City (H) 1 - 1
    29 17.02.1990 Division Two (old) Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 0 - 1
    30 21.02.1990 Division Two (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 1 - 0
    31 24.02.1990 Division Two (old) Stoke City (H) 2 - 1
    32 03.03.1990 Division Two (old) Ipswich Town (A) 2 - 2
    33 10.03.1990 Division Two (old) Sunderland (A) 2 - 2
    34 17.03.1990 Division Two (old) Port Vale (H) 2 - 0
    35 21.03.1990 Division Two (old) Oxford United (A) 2 - 4
    36 24.03.1990 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (H) 1 - 1
    37 03.04.1990 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (H) 3 - 0
    38 07.04.1990 Division Two (old) Barnsley (H) 2 - 2
    39 10.04.1990 Division Two (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 0 - 5
    40 14.04.1990 Division Two (old) Portsmouth (H) 1 - 1
    41 17.04.1990 Division Two (old) Bournemouth (A) 3 - 2
    42 21.04.1990 Division Two (old) Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 1
    43 28.04.1990 Division Two (old) Leeds United (A) 1 - 2
    44 02.05.1990 Division Two (old) West Ham United (A) 1 - 3
    45 05.05.1990 Division Two (old) Sheffield United (H) 2 - 5
    46 25.08.1990 Division Two (old) Bristol Rovers (H) 3 - 2 1
    47 28.08.1990 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (A) 0 - 2
    48 01.09.1990 Division Two (old) Port Vale (A) 0 - 2
    49 15.09.1990 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (A) 0 - 2
    50 18.09.1990 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 4
    51 22.09.1990 Division Two (old) Sheffield Wednesday (H) 2 - 4
    52 26.09.1990 League Cup 2 leg 1 Leeds United (H) 1 - 0
    53 29.09.1990 Division Two (old) Middlesbrough (A) 0 - 6
    54 03.10.1990 Division Two (old) Bristol City (H) 3 - 0
    55 06.10.1990 Division Two (old) Notts County (H) 2 - 1
    56 10.10.1990 League Cup 2 leg 2 Leeds United (A) 0 - 3
    57 13.10.1990 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (A) 2 - 1
    58 20.10.1990 Division Two (old) Portsmouth (A) 1 - 3
    59 24.10.1990 Division Two (old) Swindon Town (H) 2 - 2
    60 27.10.1990 Division Two (old) Ipswich Town (H) 1 - 2
    61 03.11.1990 Division Two (old) Oxford United (A) 2 - 2 1
    62 10.11.1990 Division Two (old) Barnsley (A) 1 - 1 1
    63 17.11.1990 Division Two (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 0
    64 23.11.1990 Division Two (old) Hull City (A) 2 - 5
    65 27.11.1990 Members Cup 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 0 - 1
    66 01.12.1990 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H) 5 - 4
    67 23.12.1990 Division Two (old) Watford (H) 0 - 0
    68 26.12.1990 Division Two (old) Millwall (A) 1 - 2
    69 01.01.1991 Division Two (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 2 - 1
    70 05.01.1991 FA Cup 3 Millwall (A) 1 - 2
    71 12.01.1991 Division Two (old) Port Vale (H) 1 - 1
    72 19.01.1991 Division Two (old) West Ham United (A) 0 - 1
    73 26.01.1991 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 3
    74 02.02.1991 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (H) 3 - 1 1
    75 20.02.1991 Division Two (old) Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 0 - 3
    76 23.02.1991 Division Two (old) Barnsley (H) 2 - 1
    77 02.03.1991 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (A) 1 - 2 1
    78 05.03.1991 Division Two (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 2
    79 09.03.1991 Division Two (old) Hull City (H) 0 - 1
    80 12.03.1991 Division Two (old) Bristol City (A) 0 - 1
    81 16.03.1991 Division Two (old) Middlesbrough (H) 4 - 3
    82 20.03.1991 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (H) 1 - 2
    83 23.03.1991 Division Two (old) Notts County (A) 2 - 0
    84 30.03.1991 Division Two (old) Millwall (H) 1 - 2
    85 01.04.1991 Division Two (old) Watford (A) 0 - 1
    86 06.04.1991 Division Two (old) Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 3 - 0 1
    87 10.04.1991 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (H) 0 - 0
    88 13.04.1991 Division Two (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 1 - 2
    89 20.04.1991 Division Two (old) Portsmouth (H) 2 - 1
    90 24.04.1991 Division Two (old) Sheffield Wednesday (A) 0 - 0
    91 27.04.1991 Division Two (old) Swindon Town (A) 2 - 5 1
    92 04.05.1991 Division Two (old) Ipswich Town (A) 2 - 3
    93 11.05.1991 Division Two (old) Oxford United (H) 1 - 0
    94 17.08.1991 Division Two (old) Swindon Town (A) 0 - 0
    95 21.08.1991 League Cup 1 leg 1 Maidstone United (H) 3 - 0
    96 24.08.1991 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (H) 2 - 0
    97 28.08.1991 League Cup 1 leg 2 Maidstone United (A) 1 - 0
    98 31.08.1991 Division Two (old) Southend United (A) 2 - 1 1
    99 04.09.1991 Division Two (old) Grimsby Town (H) 2 - 0
    100 07.09.1991 Division Two (old) Bristol City (H) 2 - 1
    101 14.09.1991 Division Two (old) Middlesbrough (A) 0 - 3
    102 17.09.1991 Division Two (old) Barnsley (A) 1 - 3
    103 21.09.1991 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 3 - 0
    104 25.09.1991 League Cup 2 leg 1 Arsenal (H) 1 - 1
    105 29.09.1991 Division Two (old) Cambridge United (A) 1 - 5
    106 02.10.1991 Members Cup 1 Barnsley (H) 4 - 3 2
    107 05.10.1991 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (H) 0 - 2
    108 08.10.1991 League Cup 2 leg 2 Arsenal (A) 0 - 2
    109 12.10.1991 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (A) 0 - 2
    110 19.10.1991 Division Two (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 3 - 0 1
    111 23.10.1991 Members Cup 2 Port Vale (H) 4 - 0 2
    112 26.10.1991 Division Two (old) Oxford United (A) 2 - 1 1
    113 30.10.1991 Division Two (old) Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 2 - 1
    114 02.11.1991 Division Two (old) Ipswich Town (H) 2 - 2
    115 05.11.1991 Division Two (old) Portsmouth (A) 0 - 1
    116 09.11.1991 Division Two (old) Watford (A) 1 - 0
    117 20.11.1991 Division Two (old) Bristol Rovers (H) 1 - 1 1
    118 07.12.1991 Division Two (old) Millwall (H) 1 - 1
    119 14.12.1991 Division Two (old) Sunderland (A) 0 - 1
    120 26.12.1991 Division Two (old) Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 2 - 1
    121 28.12.1991 Division Two (old) Southend United (H) 2 - 0
    122 01.01.1992 Division Two (old) Bristol Rovers (A) 1 - 1
    123 04.01.1992 FA Cup 3 Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 0
    124 08.01.1992 Members Cup Nsf Notts County (A) 2 - 1 1
    125 11.01.1992 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (A) 2 - 2
    126 18.01.1992 Division Two (old) Swindon Town (H) 3 - 1 2
    127 25.01.1992 FA Cup 4 Bristol City (H) 1 - 2
    128 01.02.1992 Division Two (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 0 - 1
    129 08.02.1992 Division Two (old) Oxford United (H) 2 - 1 1
    130 12.02.1992 Members Cup Nf leg 1 Nottingham Forest (H) 1 - 1
    131 15.02.1992 Division Two (old) Port Vale (A) 2 - 1
    132 22.02.1992 Division Two (old) Derby County (H) 1 - 2
    133 26.02.1992 Members Cup Nf leg 2 Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 2
    134 29.02.1992 Division Two (old) Millwall (A) 0 - 2
    135 11.03.1992 Division Two (old) Portsmouth (H) 2 - 2
    136 14.03.1992 Division Two (old) Ipswich Town (A) 0 - 0
    137 17.03.1992 Division Two (old) Grimsby Town (A) 1 - 0 1
    138 21.03.1992 Division Two (old) Watford (H) 1 - 2
    139 27.03.1992 Division Two (old) Tranmere Rovers (A) 2 - 1
    140 01.04.1992 Division Two (old) Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 1 1
    141 04.04.1992 Division Two (old) Bristol City (A) 1 - 2
    142 08.04.1992 Division Two (old) Sunderland (H) 3 - 2 1
    143 11.04.1992 Division Two (old) Barnsley (H) 3 - 1 1
    144 15.04.1992 Division Two (old) Tranmere Rovers (H) 1 - 0
    145 18.04.1992 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 0
    146 21.04.1992 Division Two (old) Cambridge United (H) 2 - 1 1
    147 25.04.1992 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (A) 0 - 2
    148 02.05.1992 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H) 1 - 2
    149 10.05.1992 Division Two (old) sf leg 1 Cambridge United (A) 1 - 1
    150 13.05.1992 Division Two (old) sf leg 2 Cambridge United (H) 5 - 0 2
    151 25.05.1992 Division Two (old) f Blackburn Rovers (N) 0 - 1
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Oldham Athletic £350,000 14.08.1989
    OUT  Middlesbrough £650,000 01.07.1992
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