William “Tim” Wright was one of Hull City’s earliest locally-born one-club men, at a time when the Tigers were in their formative years and heavily reliant on players sourced from the North East and Scotland. He was born in Holderness village Patrington and played for both Patrington FC and Withernsea FC before signing Hull City in 1908. Initially used sparingly, he became a more regular member of the City first team in the early 1910s. The First World War intervened but he remained with the club throughout the hostilities and was still a useful support player in the first years of the 1920s. In total Wright amassed 166 appearances across a 13 year period with the club (albeit with a 4 season gap).
When he ended his football career Wright returned to his Holderness roots and by 1939 he worked for the local council in Withernsea as a clerk. Later still he became a publican in Ottringham. Wright died in December 1951.
Date/Place of Birth: 11 May 1885, Patrington
Hull City First Game: 24 October 1908, Chesterfield A (Division Two), 23 years, 166 days old
Hull City Final Game: 11 December 1920, Nottingham Forest A (Division Two), 35 years, 214 days old
Patrington FC, Withernsea FC (1905-1908), Hull City (1908-1921)
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Career: 166 apps, 5 goalsTim Wright