Player profile

Vic Wright

Birthdate: 24 January 1909
Birthplace: Bloxwich, England
Date of death: 4 March 1964
Other clubs: Bloxwich Strollers, Bristol City (1929), Rotherham United (1929-30), Sheffield Wednesday (1930-31), Rotherham United (2 / 1931-34), 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 1930/31 season 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

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

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

5Manchester City
5Blackburn Rovers
5Leeds United
4Huddersfield Town
4Birmingham City
3Sheffield Wednesday
3Aston Villa
3Stoke City
3Grimsby Town
2Leicester City
1Bolton Wanderers
1Swansea City
1Charlton Athletic
1Preston North End
1Yeovil Town
4FA Cup

Goals per season

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

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

2FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
33Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

5005.10.1935SunderlandRoker ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

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

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Bloxwich Strollers N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bristol City 1928-1929 England Second Division 0 0 0 0
Rotherham United 1929-1930 England Third Division North 33 12 34 12
Rotherham United 1930-1931 England Third Division North 7 8 7 8
Sheffield Wednesday 1931-1932 England First Division 2 0 2 0
Rotherham United 1932-1933 England Third Division North 16 6 16 6
Rotherham United 1933-1934 England Third Division North 32 12 37 13
Plymouth Argyle 1937-1938 England Second Division 18 7 19 7
Chelmsford City 1938-1939 Southern League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 108 45 115 46