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Jack Wright

Name: John Wright
Born: 11 May 1878, Cloughfern, Belfast
Position: Right-Half / Left-Half

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 6 Full Caps (1906-1907), 4 Amateur Caps ; Irish League: 7 Caps (1905-1909).
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish League Champion 1905/06 (shared), 1909/10; Irish Cup Winner 1906/07, 1908/09, Runner-Up 1909/10.

Club Career:
FA Cup
Huddersfield Town

John Wright was a member of the Cliftonville squad that won the 1907 Irish Cup Final with victory over Shelbourne, though he missed the replay in which the trophy was claimed. He made amends two seasons later as he played in both games as Bohemians were seen-off in the Blue Riband final.

Wright also claimed two Championship medals with Cliftonville. In 1906 the title was shared with Distillery after two play-offs could not yield a winner. In 1910, a season in which he ended up on the losing side in the Irish Cup Final for the only time, Wright was part of the Cliftonville side that pipped Belfast Celtic to the title by a two-point margin. The following season he played twice at right-half for Huddersfield before returning to Solitude

Capped six times by Ireland through 1906 and 1907, Wright also twice captained his country. Similarly he twice captained Ireland in amateur internationals against England, both 3-2 wins at Solitude. Between 1905 and 1912 he also played seven times for the Irish league, including in a memorable 0-0 draw with the Football League at the Oval in October 1912.

North Irish Horse

Ireland Cap Details:
17-02-1906 England. H L 0-5 BC
17-03-1906 Scotland H L 0-1 BC
02-04-1906 Wales... A D 4-4 BC
16-02-1907 England. A L 0-1 BC
23-02-1907 Wales... H L 2-3 BC
16-03-1907 Scotland A L 0-3 BC

Summary: 6/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 5.

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
15-12-1906 England. H L 1-2
20-11-1909 England. A D 4-4 1 goal
19-11-1910 England. H W 3-2
05-10-1912 England. H W 3-2

Summary: 4/1. Won 2, Drew 1, Lost 1.


Anonymous said…
hi i have mr wrights medals he won and even a gold watch presented to him from cliftonville in 1907(christmas) ive a few other football medals and also his war medals that he gained over seas…what a marvelous man,sportsman and war hero having been awarded the dcm medal and a bravery medal in the noth irish horse and irish fusiliers….
Unknown said…
born 11-05-1878