Player #505

Appearances:

318

Starts:

315

Goals:

1

Seasons:

10

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Mick Wright

Position

Right Back

From

1963-64

To

1972-73

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Mick Wright

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Seasons

1963-64
1964-65
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69
1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73

Age*

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D2
D2
D2
D3
D3
D2

Appearances

318
35
22
43
37
32
43
46
24
32
4

Starts

315
35
22
42
37
31
42
46
24
32
4

Substitute

3
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0

Unused

2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

John Michael Wright

Birth Date

Wednesday, 25 September 1946

Birth Place

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Ellesmere Port

For

Free

On

September 1963

Previous Clubs

Ellesmere Port Grammar School |
Ellesmere Port FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

Saturday, 30 June 1973

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1963-73 Aston Villa, Free, 315 (3) | 1 |

Played Under

Joe Mercer |
Dick Taylor |
Tommy Cummings |
Tommy Docherty |
Vic Crowe |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 7 September 1963

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 7 September 1963

Blackpool (a), Division One

First Goal

Saturday, 3 September 1966

Final Appearance

Saturday, 19 August 1972

Huddersfield Town (h), Division Two

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 19 August 1972

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Mick Wright

Player #505 for Aston Villa, John Michael Wright, known as Mick Wright, played as a right back for the club.

Mick played for Villa between 1963-64 and 1972-73 making 318 appearances and scoring once.

Mick was born in Ellesmere Port on 25 September 1946 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 7 September 1963 aged just 16.

Villa had signed Mick from Ellesmere Port FC in July 1962 and he signed professional forms with the club in September 1963 just ahead of his debut.

Mick immediately became an almost permanent fixture in the Villa first team - only making less than 30 appearances on 2 occasions in his first 9 seasons with the club.

Sadly however the 10 seasons that Mick spent at Villa Park was an era marked by a conspicuous absence of success.

Mick’s Villa spent 4 seasons in the bottom 6 of Division One before succumbing to relegation to the second division in the 1967-68 season.

Things would however worsen and Mick saw the club fall further - dropping into the Third Division in 1970-71.

That season Villa registered their lowest ever league position - 4th in the third tier.

Happier times were to follow for both Mick and Villa after that nadir however securing the Third Division Title in 1971-72 and thereby winning promotion back to the second tier.

Mick however would play just four games of the 1972-73 season back in Division Two as injury forced him to retire having played his final game for Villa on Saturday, 19 August 1972, still aged only 25.

Mick had played under Villa managers Joe Mercer, Dick Taylor, Tommy Cummings, Tommy Docherty and Vic Crowe.