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Billy Wright (footballer born 1958)

Personal information
Full nameWilliam Wright
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionCentre half

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William "Billy" Wright (born 28 April 1958) is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre half. He played 370 games in the Football League, appearing in all four divisions, and was capped six times at under-21 level

and twice for England B.

Born in Liverpool, Wright joined Everton as a junior. He went on to captain the side,

and made nearly 200 first team appearances before losing his place to Kevin Ratcliffe.

He then moved to Birmingham City on a free transfer. He missed only two games in all competitions in his first two seasons, was appointed captain and penalty-taker, and helped the club to promotion back to the First Division in 1985. His form began to be affected by weight problems, and the club released him the following year. This followed a spell out on loan with Chester City, whom he helped move towards promotion from the Fourth Division in the 1985 86 season.

He played two full seasons for Carlisle United before moving on to non-league club Morecambe. After injury put an end to his playing career in 1988, he became Morecambe's caretaker manager and, six games later, he was given the permanent appointment, though his tenure was only a few months.

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