Richard Wright

Date of birth05 November 1977
Place of birthIpswich
NationalityEnglish
Weight83 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Having established a reputation as England's best young keeper at Ipswich Town, Richard's was bought by Arsenal for £6million but David Seaman blocked his route to regular first team football and he moved on to Everton.

Richard was a near ever-present for Premiership new boys Ipswich Town in 2000-01 and enhanced his credentials as a top-class 'keeper with a string of outstanding performances.

His best display was probably in the game at Arsenal when he was called upon to make a series of great saves, with one from a Dennis Bergkamp shot that was destined for the top corner of world-class standard.

His 12 clean sheets in the Premiership were a measure of the quality of his performance.

He also gave confidence to his defenders who could rest assured that the final line of defence was a particularly effective one.

On the international front, he was named in the first three England squads picked by Sven Goran Eriksson but failed to add to his single cap.

He played the last few games of the season with a slight injury and, at the start of the summer break, he entered hospital for a hernia operation.

Richard returned to Ipswich Town in July 2008 with a two-year contract.

He joined Sheffield United in September 2010 with a four-month contract.

Richard re-joined Ipswich Town in November 2011 with a contract to June 2012.

He joined Preston North End in July 2012 with a one-year contract but it was cancelled after only a week.

His contract at Manchester City was extended to June 2014 in July 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Ipswich Town 02 Jan 1995 13 Jul 2001
Arsenal 13 Jul 2001 26 Jul 2002
Everton 26 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2007
West Ham United 04 Jul 2007 21 Jul 2008
Southampton 20 Mar 2008 05 May 2005 L
Ipswich Town 21 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2010
Sheffield United 22 Sep 2010 08 Apr 2011
Ipswich Town 23 Nov 2011 30 Jun 2012
Preston North End 01 Jul 2012 06 Jul 2012
Manchester City 31 Aug 2012 30 Jun 2016

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1994-95 Ipswich Town Premier League 3 1 5
1995-96 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1 1
1996-97 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1 3
1997-98 Ipswich Town League Cup 2 1 2
1998-99 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1 1
1999-00 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1 1
2000-01 Ipswich Town FA Cup 2 1 1
2000-01 Ipswich Town League Cup 6 2 8
2000-01 Ipswich Town Premier League 36 12 40
2001-02 Arsenal FA Cup 5 3 3
2001-02 Arsenal League Cup 1 1
2001-02 Arsenal Premier League 12 3 15
2001-02 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 4 7
2002-03 Everton FA Cup 1 2
2002-03 Everton League Cup 3 1 6
2002-03 Everton Premier League 33 9 36
1
2003-04 Everton Premier League 4 7
2004-05 Everton FA Cup 2 1 1
2004-05 Everton League Cup 3 1 4
2004-05 Everton Premier League 6
1
18
2005-06 Everton FA Cup 1 1
2005-06 Everton Premier League 14
1
2 17
2006-07 Everton League Cup 1 1
2006-07 Everton Premier League 1 3
2007-08 Southampton League Championship 7 1 6
2007-08 West Ham United League Cup 3 1 2
2008-09 Ipswich Town FA Cup 2 1 3
2008-09 Ipswich Town League Championship 46 9 52
2008-09 Ipswich Town League Cup 2 5
2009-10 Ipswich Town League Championship 12 25
2009-10 Ipswich Town League Cup 1 2
2010-11 Sheffield United League Championship 2 4
2011-12 Ipswich Town League Championship 1 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
06 May 1995 Ipswich Town v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
09 May 1995 Ipswich Town v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
14 May 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich Town L 4-1 Premier League
16 Jan 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
04 Jan 1997 Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Oct 1997 Ipswich Town v Manchester United W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
07 Jan 1998 Ipswich Town v Chelsea L 2-2 (1-4) League Cup Quarter-final
23 Jan 1999 Everton v Ipswich Town L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
13 Dec 1999 Ipswich Town v Southampton L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Aug 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Ipswich Town L 3-1 Premier League
22 Aug 2000 Ipswich Town v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Ipswich Town v Sunderland W 1-0 Premier League
06 Sep 2000 Leicester City v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Ipswich Town v Aston Villa L 1-2 Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Leeds United v Ipswich Town W 1-2 Premier League
19 Sep 2000 Millwall v Ipswich Town L 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Ipswich Town v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
26 Sep 2000 Ipswich Town v Millwall W 5-0
Agg: 5-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Everton v Ipswich Town W 0-3 Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Ipswich Town v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
21 Oct 2000 Bradford City v Ipswich Town W 0-2 Premier League
28 Oct 2000 Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough W 2-1 Premier League
01 Nov 2000 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
11 Nov 2000 Ipswich Town v Charlton Athletic W 2-0 Premier League
20 Nov 2000 Coventry City v Ipswich Town W 0-1 Premier League
25 Nov 2000 Manchester City v Ipswich Town W 2-3 Premier League
10 Dec 2000 Liverpool v Ipswich Town W 0-1 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Southampton W 3-1 Premier League
19 Dec 2000 Manchester City v Ipswich Town W 1-2 League Cup Quarter-final
23 Dec 2000 Manchester United v Ipswich Town L 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
30 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town L 4-1 Premier League
06 Jan 2001 Morecambe v Ipswich Town W 0-3 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 2001 Ipswich Town v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
14 Jan 2001 Ipswich Town v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
20 Jan 2001 Chelsea v Ipswich Town L 4-1 Premier League
27 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Birmingham City v Ipswich Town L 4-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
03 Feb 2001 Ipswich Town v Leeds United L 1-2 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Arsenal v Ipswich Town L 1-0 Premier League
24 Feb 2001 Ipswich Town v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
04 Mar 2001 Ipswich Town v Bradford City W 3-1 Premier League
10 Mar 2001 Aston Villa v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
17 Mar 2001 West Ham United v Ipswich Town W 0-1 Premier League
02 Apr 2001 Southampton v Ipswich Town W 0-3 Premier League
10 Apr 2001 Ipswich Town v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
14 Apr 2001 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United W 1-0 Premier League
16 Apr 2001 Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town W 1-2 Premier League
30 Apr 2001 Charlton Athletic v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
07 May 2001 Ipswich Town v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
19 May 2001 Derby County v Ipswich Town D 1-1 Premier League
09 Aug 2008 Ipswich Town v Preston North End L 1-2 League Championship
16 Aug 2008 Burnley v Ipswich Town W 0-3 League Championship
23 Aug 2008 Ipswich Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-2 League Championship
26 Aug 2008 Ipswich Town v Colchester United W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round
30 Aug 2008 Watford v Ipswich Town L 2-1 League Championship
13 Sep 2008 Ipswich Town v Reading W 2-0 League Championship
17 Sep 2008 Southampton v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Championship
20 Sep 2008 Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Championship
24 Sep 2008 Ipswich Town v Wigan Athletic L 1-4 League Cup 3rd round
27 Sep 2008 Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
30 Sep 2008 Ipswich Town v Barnsley W 3-0 League Championship
04 Oct 2008 Charlton Athletic v Ipswich Town L 2-1 League Championship
18 Oct 2008 Ipswich Town v Swansea City D 2-2 League Championship
21 Oct 2008 Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Championship
25 Oct 2008 Plymouth Argyle v Ipswich Town W 1-3 League Championship
28 Oct 2008 Ipswich Town v Charlton Athletic D 1-1 League Championship
01 Nov 2008 Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers W 2-0 League Championship
08 Nov 2008 Blackpool v Ipswich Town W 0-1 League Championship
15 Nov 2008 Doncaster Rovers v Ipswich Town L 1-0 League Championship
22 Nov 2008 Ipswich Town v Derby County W 2-0 League Championship
25 Nov 2008 Birmingham City v Ipswich Town L 2-1 League Championship
29 Nov 2008 Ipswich Town v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Championship
07 Dec 2008 Norwich City v Ipswich Town L 2-0 League Championship
10 Dec 2008 Ipswich Town v Bristol City W 3-1 League Championship
13 Dec 2008 Ipswich Town v Cardiff City L 1-2 League Championship
20 Dec 2008 Coventry City v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Championship
26 Dec 2008 Ipswich Town v Birmingham City L 0-1 League Championship
28 Dec 2008 Derby County v Ipswich Town W 0-1 League Championship
03 Jan 2009 Ipswich Town v Chesterfield W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2009 Ipswich Town v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Championship
17 Jan 2009 Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town W 1-4 League Championship
24 Jan 2009 Chelsea v Ipswich Town L 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
27 Jan 2009 Barnsley v Ipswich Town W 1-2 League Championship
31 Jan 2009 Ipswich Town v Plymouth Argyle D 0-0 League Championship
07 Feb 2009 Swansea City v Ipswich Town L 3-0 League Championship
14 Feb 2009 Ipswich Town v Blackpool D 1-1 League Championship
18 Feb 2009 Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Championship
21 Feb 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Ipswich Town W 1-3 League Championship
28 Feb 2009 Preston North End v Ipswich Town L 3-2 League Championship
03 Mar 2009 Ipswich Town v Southampton L 0-3 League Championship
10 Mar 2009 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Championship
14 Mar 2009 Reading v Ipswich Town W 0-1 League Championship
17 Mar 2009 Ipswich Town v Burnley D 1-1 League Championship
21 Mar 2009 Ipswich Town v Watford D 0-0 League Championship
04 Apr 2009 Sheffield United v Ipswich Town L 2-0 League Championship
11 Apr 2009 Ipswich Town v Doncaster Rovers L 1-3 League Championship
13 Apr 2009 Bristol City v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Championship
19 Apr 2009 Ipswich Town v Norwich City W 3-2 League Championship
25 Apr 2009 Cardiff City v Ipswich Town W 0-3 League Championship
03 May 2009 Ipswich Town v Coventry City W 2-1 League Championship
09 Aug 2009 Coventry City v Ipswich Town L 2-1 League Championship
15 Aug 2009 Ipswich Town v Leicester City D 0-0 League Championship
18 Aug 2009 Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace L 1-3 League Championship
22 Aug 2009 West Bromwich Albion v Ipswich Town L 2-0 League Championship
25 Aug 2009 Peterborough United v Ipswich Town L 2-1 League Cup 2nd round
29 Aug 2009 Ipswich Town v Preston North End D 1-1 League Championship
12 Sep 2009 Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town L 3-1 League Championship
15 Sep 2009 Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Championship
19 Sep 2009 Doncaster Rovers v Ipswich Town D 3-3 League Championship
26 Sep 2009 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United L 0-4 League Championship
29 Sep 2009 Sheffield United v Ipswich Town D 3-3 League Championship
03 Oct 2009 Barnsley v Ipswich Town L 2-1 League Championship
29 Nov 2009 Cardiff City v Ipswich Town W 1-2 League Championship
26 Nov 2011 Ipswich Town v Reading L 2-3 League Championship


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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1996-97 England UEFA Under-18 3 1 1
1996-97 England UEFA Under-21 2 1
1997-98 England Toulon Under-21 2 3
1997-98 England UEFA Under-21 4 2 3
1998-99 England UEFA Under-21 5 5
1998-99 England Under-21 1 2
1999-00 England International Friendly 2 1
1999-00 England UEFA Under-21 1 1
2001-02 England International Friendly
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
23 Jul 1996 England v Spain D 0-0 UEFA U18 Finals Group B
25 Jul 1996 Italy v England D 1-1 UEFA U18 Finals Group B
27 Jul 1996 England v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA U18 Finals Group B
29 Apr 1997 England v Georgia D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
30 May 1997 Poland v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21
09 Sep 1997 England v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
10 Oct 1997 Italy v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
13 Nov 1997 Greece v England L 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Play-off
17 Dec 1997 England v Greece W 4-2 UEFA Under-21 Group
16 May 1998 England v South Africa W 3-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
18 May 1998 Argentina v England L 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
04 Sep 1998 Sweden v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
09 Oct 1998 England v Bulgaria W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
13 Oct 1998 Luxembourg v England W 0-5 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
26 Mar 1999 England v Poland W 5-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
27 Apr 1999 Hungary v England D 2-2 Under-21
04 Jun 1999 England v Sweden W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
29 Mar 2000 England v Yugoslavia W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Play-off 1st leg
03 Jun 2000 Malta v England W 1-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Malta v England W 1-2 International Friendly
15 Aug 2001 England v Netherlands L 0-2 International Friendly


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