Player profile

Vic Wright

Birthdate: 24 January 1909
Birthplace: Bloxwich, England
Date of death: 4 March 1964
Other clubs: Bloxwich Strollers, Walsall, Bristol City (1929), Rotherham United (1929-30), Sheffield Wednesday (1930-33), Rotherham United (2 / 1933-34), Plymouth Argyle (1937-38), Chelmsford City (1938-39); Millwall, Crystal Palace and Walsall (wartime guest)
Bought from: Rotherham United (2)
Signed for LFC: 14.03.1934
Liverpool debut: 17.03.1934
Last appearance: 10.04.1937
Debut goal: 07.04.1934
Last goal: 26.12.1936
Contract expiry: 11.06.1937
Win ratio: 40% W: 34 D: 18 L: 33
Games/goals ratio: 2.58
LFC league games/goals: 81 / 31
Total LFC games/goals: 85 / 33

Player profile

After an excellent start to the 1930/31season with Rotherham United in Third Division North when he scored eight goals in seven matches Wright was sold to first division Sheffield Wednesday. Wright struggled to get a game for Wednesday and returned the following season to Rotherham. Liverpool saw something in him that Wednesday might have missed and Wright played in seven of the last nine League matches of that 1933/34 season for Liverpool and scored twice. In 1934/35 he and Hodgson scored 46 League goals between them, with Wright scoring 19 from 36 games. Wright had well and truly proved that he could score goals at the highest level. However, he only managed six from 25 appearances in 1935/36 and by 1936/37 he featured more often for the reserves than the first team but still scored four goals in the 13 matches he was selected for in his final season with the club.

The epitome of the crowd-pleasing centre-forward as he was strong and brave, good in the air and difficult to knock off the ball once it came into his possession. A final total of 33 League and cup goals from 85 starts still gave figures that showed his ability because 1934/35 apart, the club was struggling at the wrong end of the table in his Anfield career.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals81400085
1933-1934 700007
1934-1935 36200038
1935-1936 25200027
1936-1937 13000013

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
6WBA
6Arsenal
5Chelsea
5Manchester City
5Blackburn Rovers
5Everton
5Leeds United
4Huddersfield Town
4Portsmouth
4Sunderland
4Wolves
4Birmingham City
3Sheffield Wednesday
3Aston Villa
3Middlesbrough
3Derby
3Stoke City
3Grimsby Town
2Leicester City
2Tottenham
1Brentford
1Bolton Wanderers
1Swansea City
1Charlton Athletic
1Preston North End
1Yeovil Town
TotalCompetition
81League
4FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals31200033
1933-1934 200002
1934-1935 19100020
1935-1936 610007
1936-1937 400004

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
31League
2FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
33Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
117.03.1934Birmingham CityAnfieldLeague
5005.10.1935SunderlandRoker ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
16907.04.1934WBAThe HawthornsLeague

Related Articles

Wright exonerated from woman’s death

Chelmsford Chronicle on 19 August 1938.More

Vic Wright transferred to Plymouth Argyle for £1,000

Western Morning News on 11 June 1937.More

Related Quotes

The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1933-1934 * Striker
1934-1935 * Striker
1935-1936 * Striker
1936-1937 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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