Billy Wright (Footballer Born 1924)

Billy Wright (Footballer Born 1924)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. William Ambrose "Billy" Wright, CBE (6 February 1924 - 3 September 1994) was an English footballer, who spent his whole career at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The first football player in the world to earn 100 caps, Wright also holds the record for longest unbroken run in competitive international football; he made a total of 105 appearances for England, captaining them a record 90 times. Born in Ironbridge, Shropshire, he played in the wing-half and other defensive positions. Wright was the first ever player to represent his country a hundred times. He captained England during their campaigns at the 1950, 1954 and 1958 World Cup finals. His association with Wolves began in 1938 when he was taken on as a member of their ground staff. He was only 14 years old when he made his debut for Wolves in a B team game against Walsall Wood in the Walsall Minor League after being accepted on an eight month trial by Major Frank Buckley. He made his first team debut for the club aged just 15 in a 2-1 win at Notts County in 1939.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135953028
  • 9786135953022