668 Tommy Wright

Biography

Goalkeeper Tommy Wright spent a month on loan at City in 1991, filling in for Iain Hesford during a period of absence.

Wright hailed from Belfast and took a less conventional route into football. He played at amateur level in Northern Ireland for several years before joining the senior game with Linfield. He moved across the Irish Sea in 1988 and signed for Newcastle United, where he soon found himself first choice between the posts. Wright spent five years at St James’s Park before transferring to Nottingham Forest in 1993 and then Manchester City in 1997. He ended his playing career at Bolton Wanderers in 2001. His career was dogged by injuries that hampered his ability to sustain first team action.

Wright then embarked on a lengthy career in football coaching and management. He cut his teeth as goalkeeper coach at Norwih City and manager at Limavady United, then managed Northern Ireland Premier League side Ballymena United. In 2009 he spent a season as goalkeeper coach at Shamrock Rovers before managing Lisburn Distillery. This experienced attracted the attention of Scottish Premier League club St Johnstone, where he was appointed assistant manager in 2011. He was elevated to the manager’s role in 2013 and masterminded the club’s Scottish Cup victory in 2013/14. Wright still holds the manager’s position at St Johnstone in the 2019/2020 season and is regarded the club’s most successful manager in its history.

Wright was a semi-regular for Northern Ireland during his professional career, making his debut in 1989 against Malta and ending his career with 31 senior international caps.

Details

Nationality: Northern Ireland
Date/Place of Birth: 29 August 1963, Belfast
Hull City First Game: 16 February 1991, Bristol City H (Division Two), 27 years, 171 days old
Hull City Final Game: 16 March 1991, Port Vale A (Division Two), 27 years, 199 days old

Clubs

Linfield, Newcastle United (1988-1993), Hull City (1991, loan), Nottingham Forest (1993-1997), Reading (1996, loan), Manchester City (1997, loan), Manchester City (1997-2001), Wrexham (1999, loan), Newcastle United (1999, loan), Bolton Wanderers (2001, loan), Bolton Wanderers (2001)

Hull City Record

Career: 6 apps, 0 goals

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