Richard Wright is an English professional goalkeeper and Goalkeeper coach who plays for Manchester City. Born in Ipswich, he joined Ipswich Town as a trainee, going on to play for the club more than 200 times between 1995 and 2001.
He moved to Premier League club Arsenal in 2001 before being signed by Everton in 2002 where he spent five years. A brief spell on loan from West Ham United with Southampton was followed by a transfer back to Ipswich Town. Having made over 50 more appearances for the club, he was released at the end of the 2010–11 season. He joined Premier League Champions Manchester City on a free transfer on 31 August 2012.
He has been a member of the England squad, earning two caps, and was included in their squad for UEFA Euro 2000.
Ipswich Town Career Edit
Wright is one of the select few who have played for Town in three different spells.
He made his first appearance in a Town shirt, during the inaugural Premier League season, which Town had got promoted to the previous season, by winning the old Division 2. He later became their first choice keeper, and earned two caps for his country, before being sold to Arsenal for 6 million in the summer of 2001.
However, this was not the end for the Ipswich-born keeper, as in the summer of 2008, Town resigned Wright from Southampton for an undisclosed fee, and his great form for his hometown club got him Player of the Year. However, he was released at the end of the 2010-11.
After a short stint with Sheffield United, Wright once again found himself a Town player again, adding "I love Ipswich Town Football Club, I think everyone knows that", however, he only made one appearance for the club that season, and was released at the end of the reason