Ian Wright Biography
Ian Wright is an English retired professional footballer. He is a radio and television personality who is presently a pundit for ITV Sports and BBC Sports. He enjoyed success as a forward with Arsenal and London Club Crystal Palace. Wright spent six years with the London clubs and seven years with Arsenal. Ian is best for his agility, finishing, speed, and also aggression.
He is Arsenal’s and Crystal Palace’s third-highest second-highest scorer of all time as of 2021. After retiring from football, Ian Wright became very active in the media, mostly in radio shows and football-related TV.
Ian Wright Age
Ian Wright was born in Woolwich, England, on November 3, 1963. He is 60 years old.
Ian Wright Height
Wright stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 9 inches (Approx 1.75 m).
Ian Wright Family
He was born in Woolwich, England to Jamaican parents. Ian has two other siblings. They were all raised by their mother since their beloved father was absent from their lives since they were young. His caring mother Nesta remarried and Ian and his siblings had an abusive stepfather.
Despite having had trials at Brighton & Hove Albion and Southend United during his teens, Wright came to professional football relatively late since he was unable to attract sufficient interest to win a professional contract offer. Wright about his chances of a career as a professional footballer was left disillusioned so he went back to playing for amateur and non-League teams.
Ian Wright Wife
His pretty wife Nancy was held in June 2014, at knifepoint while Ian was in Brazil serving for the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a pundit and the children were upstairs. He flew back to England after the incident but later went back to Brazil to serve in the Cameroon-Brazil match as a pundit on ITV.
Ian Wright Salary
Ian receives an average salary of $87,386 per year. This is according to BBC Sports anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.
Ian Wright’s Net Worth
Wright has an approximate net worth of around $10 million
Ian Wright Career
Wright is an English retired professional footballer. He is a radio and television personality who is presently a pundit for ITV Sports and BBC Sports. During his playing career, Ian lifted the Premier League title the European Cup Winners Cup, and the major domestic cup competitions.
Wright played 581 league games where he scored 287 goals for seven clubs in both England and Scotland. Additionally, Ian scored nine international goals and received 33 caps for the England national team. In the Premier League, He played for West Ham United. In the Scottish Premier League, Ian played for Celtic while in the Football League, Wright played for Nottingham Forest and Burnley.