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Born: 10 October 1919
1. Came from: Kitto Institute Went to: Career interrupted by WW2
1. First game: 03 December 1938 Last game: 08 June 1940
2. Came from: Career interrupted by WW2 Went to: Colchester United
2. First game: 05 May 1945 Last game: 01 January 1947
Appearances: 33 (33/0) Goals: 0
Born in Plymouth, Wright played for Kitto Institute before he was offered terms at Home Park. He made his Argyle debut in December 1938, at just 19 years old, and was first-choice goalkeeper another seven times that season. Whilst not featuring in the first three games of the 1939-40 campaign, before the Football League programme was abandoned, he did play regularly in the remainder of that season's South West Regional League. After the war he rejoined the club for the 1945-46 Football League South season, and his first post-war game would have been memorable: a 5-5 draw away at Southampton in August 1945. He added a further four full Football League appearances to his pre-war eight when the conventional League programme recommenced in 1946-47 but two heavy defeats straddling the festive period, a 6-1 defeat at Birmingham and a 4-1 defeat at Chesterfield, were his final games for the club.
During his time at Home Park he was unfortunate to be in competition with – amongst others – Harry Cann, Bill Harper and Bill Shortt. Unable to guarantee a place, even as a number two, he was granted a free transfer and joined non-league Colchester United. However, his drop out of the League was short-lived when the Essex side was elected to the competition in 1950. He spent the first five seasons of the club's Football League life as a regular and made 151 appearances for the side. He returned to Home Park twice: once in October 1950 when the League new-boys were shown no mercy by the Pilgrims, with seven put past him, and again the following season; this time a narrower 3-1 defeat for the Essex side. However, it proved to be a case of third time lucky when he kept a clean sheet in United's 1-0 home win in September 1951. After helping Colchester establish themselves as a League side, he retired in 1955.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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