Ian Wright

Date of birth03 November 1963
Place of birthWoolwich
NationalityEnglish
Weight73 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

A hat-trick against Bolton Wanderers in September 1997 – celebrated in his aptly flamboyant style – sealed Ian's place as, statistically, Arsenal's greatest goalscorer as he broke the club's record set by Cliff Bastin in 1938-39. A late starter in the pro ranks, few would disagree that he was worthy of 'The Greatest' tag. His Gunners goal tally ended at 185 in 288 games during which he also won a Premiership title, two FA Cup and a League Cup winners medals, as well as 33 England caps.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Crystal Palace 02 Aug 1985 24 Sep 1991
Arsenal 24 Sep 1991 27 Jul 1998
West Ham United 27 Jul 1998 28 Oct 1999
Nottingham Forest 27 Aug 1999 26 Oct 1999 L
Celtic 28 Oct 1999 17 Feb 2000
Burnley 17 Feb 2000 30 Jun 2000

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 Crystal Palace FA Cup
2
2
1989-90 Crystal Palace League Division One 2
1991-92 Arsenal League Cup 3
2
1991-92 Arsenal League Division One 30
24
1992-93 Arsenal FA Cup 7
10
1992-93 Arsenal League Cup 8
5
1992-93 Arsenal Premier League 30
1
15
5
1993-94 Arsenal FA Charity Shield 1
1
1993-94 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1
1993-94 Arsenal League Cup 4
6
1993-94 Arsenal Premier League 39
23
6
1993-94 Arsenal UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 6
4
1994-95 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1994-95 Arsenal League Cup 3
3
1994-95 Arsenal Premier League 30
1
18
9
1994-95 Arsenal UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 9
9
1994-95 Arsenal UEFA Super Cup 2
1995-96 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1
1995-96 Arsenal League Cup 7
7
1995-96 Arsenal Premier League 31
15
8
1996-97 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1996-97 Arsenal League Cup 3
5
1996-97 Arsenal Premier League 30
5
23
8
1
1996-97 Arsenal UEFA Cup 2
2
1
1997-98 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1997-98 Arsenal League Cup 1
1
1997-98 Arsenal Premier League 22
2
10
6
1997-98 Arsenal UEFA Cup 2
1
1998-99 West Ham United FA Cup 1
1998-99 West Ham United League Cup 2
1998-99 West Ham United Premier League 20
2
9
9
1
1999-00 Celtic Scottish FA Cup
1
1
1999-00 Celtic Scottish League Cup 1
1999-00 Celtic Scottish Premier League 4
4
3
1999-00 West Ham United UEFA Intertoto Cup
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
12 Sep 1989 Liverpool v Crystal Palace L 9-0 League Division One
20 Jan 1990 Crystal Palace v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
12 May 1990 Manchester United v Crystal Palace D 3-3 FA Cup Final
17 May 1990 Manchester United v Crystal Palace L 1-0 FA Cup Final replay


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
1989-90 England B International 1
1990-91 England A v B 1
1990-91 England England Challenge Cup 1
1990-91 England International Friendly 2
1990-91 England UEFA European Championship
1
1991-92 England B International 1
1991-92 England International Friendly
1
1992-93 England FIFA World Cup 3
2
1
1992-93 England US Cup 1
2
1993-94 England FIFA World Cup 2
1
4
1993-94 England International Friendly
2
1994-95 England International Friendly 1
1
1996-97 England FIFA World Cup
2
1996-97 England International Friendly 1
1
1
1996-97 England Tournoi de France 2
1
1
1997-98 England FIFA World Cup 2
2
1997-98 England International Friendly
1
1997-98 England King Hassan II Cup 1
1998-99 England International Friendly 1
1998-99 England UEFA European Championship
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
12 Dec 1989 England v Yugoslavia W 2-1 B INTER
11 Dec 1990 Algeria v England D 0-0 A v B
06 Feb 1991 England v Cameroon W 2-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 May 1991 England v USSR W 3-1 England Chall Cup
08 Jun 1991 New Zealand v England W 0-2 International Friendly
18 Feb 1992 England v France W 3-0 B INTER
12 May 1992 Hungary v England W 0-1 International Friendly
14 Oct 1992 England v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
18 Nov 1992 England v Turkey W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
31 Mar 1993 Turkey v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
29 May 1993 Poland v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
02 Jun 1993 Norway v England L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Jun 1993 USA v England L 2-0 US Cup
13 Jun 1993 England v Brazil D 1-1 US Cup
19 Jun 1993 England v Germany L 1-2 US Cup
08 Sep 1993 England v Poland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
13 Oct 1993 Netherlands v England L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
17 Nov 1993 San Marino v England W 1-7 FIFA World Cup Group 2
17 May 1994 England v Greece W 5-0 International Friendly
22 May 1994 England v Norway D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 England v USA W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1994 England v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Nov 1996 Georgia v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
12 Feb 1997 England v Italy L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
29 Mar 1997 England v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
24 May 1997 England v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1997 Italy v England W 0-2 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
07 Jun 1997 France v England W 0-1 Tournoi de France
10 Jun 1997 Brazil v England L 1-0 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Sep 1997 England v Moldova W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
11 Oct 1997 Italy v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
23 May 1998 England v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Morocco v England W 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
14 Oct 1998 Luxembourg v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 5
18 Nov 1998 England v Czech Republic W 2-0 International Friendly


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