David Wright

Date of birth01 May 1980
Place of birthWarrington
NationalityEnglish
Weight67 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Wright was once again a near ever-present in the Crewe Alexandra back line in 2000-01 when he was in excellent form.

Mostly featuring at right back, he was very solid in defence and also enjoyed pushing forward to help out with the attack.

He is yet another fine prospect to develop through the very productive Gresty Road youth scheme.

Wright was made available for transfer in May 2004 and joined Wigan Athletic in a three-year deal.

He joined Ipswich Town in January 2007 with a contract to June 2010.

Wright joined Crystal Palace in July 2010 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2013 in November 2011.

His contract at Colchester United was extended to June 2015 in July 2014 before he announced his retirement in November 2014.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Crewe Alexandra 18 Jun 1997 28 Jun 2004
Wigan Athletic 28 Jun 2004 11 Jan 2007
Norwich City 17 Nov 2005 17 Dec 2005 L
Ipswich Town 11 Jan 2007 30 Jun 2010
Crystal Palace 01 Jul 2010 25 Jan 2013
Gillingham 12 Sep 2012 14 Oct 2012 L
Colchester United 25 Jan 2013 26 Nov 2014

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 1
1999-00 Crewe Alexandra League Cup 1
2000-01 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 2
2000-01 Crewe Alexandra League Cup 4
2000-01 Crewe Alexandra League Division 1 42
1
2001-02 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 4
1
2001-02 Crewe Alexandra League Division 1 29
1
2002-03 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 4
1
2002-03 Crewe Alexandra LDV Vans Trophy 3
1
2002-03 Crewe Alexandra League Cup 1
2002-03 Crewe Alexandra League Division 2 31
1
3
2003-04 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 1
2003-04 Crewe Alexandra League Cup 2
2003-04 Crewe Alexandra League Division 1 40
1
2
2004-05 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
1
2004-05 Wigan Athletic League Championship 19
12
1
2005-06 Norwich City League Championship 5
2005-06 Wigan Athletic League Cup 2
2005-06 Wigan Athletic Premier League 1
1
2006-07 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
2006-07 Ipswich Town League Championship 19
1
1
1
2006-07 Wigan Athletic League Cup 1
2006-07 Wigan Athletic Premier League 6
6
1
2007-08 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
2007-08 Ipswich Town League Championship 39
2
2
1
2007-08 Ipswich Town League Cup 1
2008-09 Ipswich Town FA Cup 2
2008-09 Ipswich Town League Championship 34
1
3
2009-10 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
2009-10 Ipswich Town League Championship 25
1
1
3
2009-10 Ipswich Town League Cup 2
2010-11 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2010-11 Crystal Palace League Championship 27
1
8
2011-12 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2011-12 Crystal Palace League Championship 22
2011-12 Crystal Palace League Cup 2
2012-13 Colchester United League One 12
2012-13 Crystal Palace League Championship
1
2012-13 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
1
2012-13 Gillingham League Two 7
1
2013-14 Colchester United Johnstones Paint Trophy
1
2013-14 Colchester United League Cup 1
2013-14 Colchester United League One 33
2
1
2
2014-15 Colchester United Johnstones Paint Trophy
1
2014-15 Colchester United League One
2


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
13 Oct 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Crewe Alexandra L 3-1 League Cup 3rd round
11 Dec 1999 Crewe Alexandra v Bradford City L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Aug 2000 Fulham v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
19 Aug 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 League Division 1
22 Aug 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Bury D 2-2 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
29 Aug 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Division 1
05 Sep 2000 Bury v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2
Agg: 3-4
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division 1
12 Sep 2000 Crewe Alexandra v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2000 Watford v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Division 1
19 Sep 2000 Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra L 4-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley D 2-2 League Division 1
26 Sep 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley L 0-3
Agg: 0-7
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Crewe Alexandra W 1-3 League Division 1
08 Oct 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Birmingham City L 0-2 League Division 1
14 Oct 2000 Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Portsmouth v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Wimbledon L 0-4 League Division 1
24 Oct 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2000 Gillingham v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 League Division 1
31 Oct 2000 Burnley v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
04 Nov 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 League Division 1
10 Nov 2000 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Stockport County L 1-2 League Division 1
25 Nov 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division 1
02 Dec 2000 Huddersfield Town v Crewe Alexandra L 3-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Bolton Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra L 4-1 League Division 1
16 Dec 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Fulham L 1-2 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
27 Jan 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Stockport County L 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Burnley W 4-2 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Norwich City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
17 Feb 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Watford W 2-0 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 West Bromwich Albion v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Division 1
03 Mar 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Tranmere Rovers W 3-1 League Division 1
06 Mar 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Division 1
10 Mar 2001 Birmingham City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
13 Mar 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Portsmouth W 1-0 League Division 1
31 Mar 2001 Crystal Palace v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Gillingham W 2-1 League Division 1
18 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division 1
21 Apr 2001 Stockport County v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End L 1-3 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Sep 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division 1
27 Oct 2001 Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
30 Oct 2001 Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
02 Nov 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Bradford City D 2-2 League Division 1
10 Nov 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
17 Nov 2001 Crystal Palace v Crewe Alexandra L 4-1 League Division 1
20 Nov 2001 Norwich City v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
24 Nov 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Nottingham Forest L 0-3 League Division 1
01 Dec 2001 Stockport County v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 League Division 1
08 Dec 2001 Portsmouth v Crewe Alexandra W 2-4 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Crewe Alexandra v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Walsall v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Millwall v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
12 Jan 2002 Sheffield Wednesday v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
15 Jan 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Division 1
26 Jan 2002 Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra W 2-4 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division 1
09 Feb 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City L 1-6 League Division 1
17 Feb 2002 Everton v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-4 League Division 1
23 Feb 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Burnley L 1-2 League Division 1
26 Feb 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Everton L 1-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
02 Mar 2002 Watford v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 League Division 1
05 Mar 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley W 2-0 League Division 1
12 Mar 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Manchester City L 1-3 League Division 1
16 Mar 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Mar 2002 Bradford City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
26 Mar 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Crewe Alexandra L 4-1 League Division 1
04 Apr 2002 Wimbledon v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
07 Apr 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2002 Birmingham City v Crewe Alexandra L 3-1 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Nottingham Forest v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Rotherham United W 2-0 League Division 1
10 Aug 2002 Northampton Town v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 2
13 Aug 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Notts County L 0-3 League Division 2
17 Aug 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Colchester United W 2-0 League Division 2
24 Aug 2002 Huddersfield Town v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 2
27 Aug 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Cheltenham Town W 1-0 League Division 2
31 Aug 2002 Mansfield Town v Crewe Alexandra W 0-5 League Division 2
07 Sep 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 2
14 Sep 2002 Peterborough United v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 2
17 Sep 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League Division 2
21 Sep 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Tranmere Rovers W 2-0 League Division 2
28 Sep 2002 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League Division 2
01 Oct 2002 Manchester City v Crewe Alexandra L 3-2 League Cup 2nd round
05 Oct 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Queens Park Rangers W 2-0 League Division 2
12 Oct 2002 Stockport County v Crewe Alexandra W 1-4 League Division 2
19 Oct 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Plymouth Argyle L 0-1 League Division 2
22 Oct 2002 Mansfield Town v Crewe Alexandra W 0-4 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
26 Oct 2002 Port Vale v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League Division 2
29 Oct 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Luton Town L 0-1 League Division 2
02 Nov 2002 Wigan Athletic v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 2
09 Nov 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Brentford W 2-1 League Division 2
12 Nov 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Blackpool W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
16 Nov 2002 Port Vale v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
30 Nov 2002 Bristol City v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 2
07 Dec 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Mansfield Town W 3-0 FA Cup 2nd round
10 Dec 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Doncaster Rovers W 8-0 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
14 Dec 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley W 2-0 League Division 2
21 Dec 2002 Swindon Town v Crewe Alexandra W 1-3 League Division 2
29 Dec 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Oldham Athletic L 1-2 League Division 2
01 Jan 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Mansfield Town W 2-0 League Division 2
04 Jan 2003 AFC Bournemouth v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2003 Colchester United v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League Division 2
14 Jan 2003 Crewe Alexandra v AFC Bournemouth L 2-2 (1-3) FA Cup 3rd round replay
18 Jan 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division 2
25 Jan 2003 Oldham Athletic v Crewe Alexandra W 1-3 League Division 2
29 Jan 2003 Shrewsbury Town v Crewe Alexandra L 4-2 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - northern section
01 Feb 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Northampton Town D 3-3 League Division 2
04 Feb 2003 Notts County v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 2
08 Feb 2003 Brentford v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League Division 2
22 Feb 2003 Chesterfield v Crewe Alexandra W 0-2 League Division 2
04 Mar 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Wycombe Wanderers W 4-2 League Division 2
09 Aug 2003 Wimbledon v Crewe Alexandra L 3-1 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Wrexham W 2-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Millwall v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Burnley v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra W 0-2 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Crewe Alexandra v West Ham United L 0-3 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Nottingham Forest W 3-1 League Division 1
23 Sep 2003 Leicester City v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
27 Sep 2003 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Division 1
01 Oct 2003 Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
04 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Watford L 0-1 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Bradford City D 2-2 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Derby County W 3-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End W 2-1 League Division 1
25 Oct 2003 Stoke City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
01 Nov 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Reading W 1-0 League Division 1
04 Nov 2003 Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
08 Nov 2003 Gillingham v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Sunderland W 3-0 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Norwich City v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
06 Dec 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Gillingham D 1-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2003 Crystal Palace v Crewe Alexandra W 1-3 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Wigan Athletic L 2-3 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Burnley W 3-1 League Division 1
28 Dec 2003 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Telford United L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Wimbledon W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Jan 2004 Ipswich Town v Crewe Alexandra L 6-4 League Division 1
31 Jan 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Millwall L 1-2 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Walsall v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Feb 2004 Bradford City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League Division 1
24 Feb 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield United L 0-1 League Division 1
03 Mar 2004 Derby County v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 Wigan Athletic v Crewe Alexandra W 2-3 League Division 1
03 Apr 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Rotherham United D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 Watford v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League Division 1
12 Apr 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City W 3-1 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Reading v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Apr 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Crystal Palace L 2-3 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Sunderland v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
09 May 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Norwich City L 1-3 League Division 1


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
1998-99 England UEFA Under-18 2
1998-99 England Under-18 2


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
02 Sep 1998 Republic of Ireland v England W 0-5 U18
13 Oct 1998 Italy v England W 2-4 U18
08 Mar 1999 Spain v England D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
10 Mar 1999 England v Andorra W 8-0 UEFA U18 Group 1


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