Alan Wright

Date of birth28 September 1971
Place of birthAshton-under-Lyme
NationalityEnglish
Weight61 kg
Height1.63 m
PositionDefender/Left back

Wright has a giant heart for a small man, his constant forays down the left have brought many goals for Aston Villa's strikeforce.

Notable for being one of Kenny Dalglish's first buys at Blackburn Rovers, Wright moved to Villa from Blackburn Rovers for £1million in 1995.

Not capped at full international level, although he has come close a few times, Wright played for the Under-21 team.

After a loan spell with the Blades, Wright joined Sheffield United in January 2004 but was made available for transfer in May 2006.

Wright joined Cheltenham Town in October 2007 on non-contract terms before soon agreeing a deal to the end of the 2007-08 season that was extended to June 2009 in July 2008.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Blackpool 13 Apr 1989 25 Oct 1991
Blackburn Rovers 25 Oct 1991 10 Mar 1995
Aston Villa 10 Mar 1995 01 Jun 2003
Middlesbrough 04 Aug 2003 12 Jan 2004
Sheffield United 31 Oct 2003 11 Jan 2004 L
Sheffield United 12 Jan 2004 30 Jun 2007
Derby County 23 Feb 2006 31 May 2006 L
Leeds United 10 Oct 2006 13 Nov 2006 L
Cardiff City 23 Nov 2006 02 Jan 2007 L
Doncaster Rovers 16 Feb 2007 15 Mar 2007 L
Nottingham Forest 16 Mar 2007 31 May 2007 L
Oldham Athletic 23 Jul 2007 28 Jul 2007 T
Cheltenham Town 08 Oct 2007 30 Jun 2009
Fleetwood Town 24 Jul 2009 30 Jun 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Blackburn Rovers League Division Two Play-Offs 3
1992-93 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 24
1993-94 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 7
5
1994-95 Aston Villa Premier League 8
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup
1
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 4
1
1
1995-96 Aston Villa FA Cup 5
1995-96 Aston Villa League Cup 8
1995-96 Aston Villa Premier League 38
2
2
1996-97 Aston Villa FA Cup 3
1996-97 Aston Villa League Cup 2
1996-97 Aston Villa Premier League 38
1
3
1996-97 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 2
1997-98 Aston Villa FA Cup 4
1997-98 Aston Villa League Cup 1
1997-98 Aston Villa Premier League 35
2
1
1997-98 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 8
1998-99 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1998-99 Aston Villa League Cup 1
1998-99 Aston Villa Premier League 38
3
1998-99 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 4
1999-00 Aston Villa FA Cup 6
1999-00 Aston Villa League Cup 4
1999-00 Aston Villa Premier League 31
1
1
5
2000-01 Aston Villa FA Cup 3
1
2000-01 Aston Villa League Cup 1
2000-01 Aston Villa Premier League 35
1
1
3
2000-01 Aston Villa UEFA Intertoto Cup 4
2001-02 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
2001-02 Aston Villa League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Aston Villa Premier League 23
1
2001-02 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 2
2001-02 Aston Villa UEFA Intertoto Cup 5
3
2002-03 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
2002-03 Aston Villa Premier League 9
1
2
2002-03 Aston Villa UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
2003-04 Middlesbrough Premier League 2
2003-04 Sheffield United FA Cup 2
1
2003-04 Sheffield United League Division 1 21
1
2
2004-05 Sheffield United FA Cup 1
2004-05 Sheffield United League Championship 11
3
2005-06 Derby County League Championship 7
1
2005-06 Sheffield United League Championship 3
3
1
2005-06 Sheffield United League Cup 2
1
2006-07 Cardiff City League Championship 6
1
1
2006-07 Doncaster Rovers League One 3
2006-07 Leeds United League Championship 1
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League One 9
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League One Play-Offs 2
2006-07 Sheffield United League Cup 1
2006-07 Sheffield United Premier League 1
2007-08 Cheltenham Town FA Cup 2
2007-08 Cheltenham Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2007-08 Cheltenham Town League One 33
1
2
2008-09 Cheltenham Town FA Cup 4
2008-09 Cheltenham Town League Cup 2
2008-09 Cheltenham Town League One 22
1
1
2009-10 Fleetwood Town FA Cup 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 May 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Derby County W 4-2 League Division Two Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
13 May 1992 Derby County v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1
Agg: 4-5
League Division Two Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
25 May 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division Two Play-Offs Final
15 Aug 1992 Crystal Palace v Blackburn Rovers D 3-3 Premier League
22 Aug 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City W 1-0 Premier League
29 Aug 1992 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers W 0-2 Premier League
05 Sep 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest W 4-1 Premier League
12 Sep 1992 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers W 0-1 Premier League
15 Sep 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Everton L 2-3 Premier League
19 Sep 1992 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
26 Sep 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 Premier League
03 Oct 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City W 7-1 Premier League
19 Oct 1992 Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
24 Oct 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
31 Oct 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
07 Nov 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 Premier League
28 Nov 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 Premier League
05 Dec 1992 Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers L 3-2 Premier League
13 Dec 1992 Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
19 Dec 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United W 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United W 3-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1992 Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
09 Jan 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
16 Jan 1993 Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers W 0-1 Premier League
26 Jan 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City L 2-5 Premier League
02 Feb 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Crystal Palace L 1-2 Premier League
03 Mar 1993 Everton v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
23 Oct 1993 Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers D 3-3 Premier League
30 Oct 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
06 Nov 1993 Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 Premier League
20 Nov 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton W 2-0 Premier League
23 Nov 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City W 2-1 Premier League
27 Nov 1993 Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 Premier League
19 Feb 1994 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United W 1-0 Premier League
04 Apr 1994 Everton v Blackburn Rovers W 0-3 Premier League
11 Apr 1994 Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
27 Apr 1994 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers W 1-2 Premier League
02 May 1994 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
07 May 1994 Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town D 0-0 Premier League
26 Nov 1994 Blackburn Rovers v Queens Park Rangers W 4-0 Premier League
14 Jan 1995 Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 Premier League
18 Jan 1995 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 1995 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 Premier League
05 Feb 1995 Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers L 3-1 Premier League
12 Feb 1995 Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 England UEFA Under-18 4
1989-90 England UEFA Under-18 1
1990-91 England UEFA Under-18 3
1990-91 England Under-18 2
1990-91 England World Youth Cup 3
1992-93 England UEFA Under-21 1
1992-93 England Under-21 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Oct 1988 England v Greece W 5-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
15 Nov 1988 England v France D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 3
08 Mar 1989 Greece v England W 0-3 UEFA U18 Group 3
26 Apr 1989 Czechoslovakia v England L 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
11 Oct 1989 France v England D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
24 Jul 1990 Belgium v England W 1-1 (5-4) UEFA U18 Quarter-final
26 Jul 1990 USSR v England L 3-1 UEFA U18 Semi-final
29 Jul 1990 England v Spain L 0-1 UEFA U18 3rd place
25 Mar 1991 Trinidad and Tobago v England W 0-4 U18
27 Mar 1991 Mexico v England L 3-1 U18
15 Jun 1991 England v Spain L 0-1 World Youth Cup Group D
18 Jun 1991 England v Syria D 3-3 World Youth Cup Group D
20 Jun 1991 England v Uruguay D 0-0 World Youth Cup Group D
08 Sep 1992 Spain v England W 0-1 Under-21
13 Oct 1992 England v Norway L 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.