Jermaine Wright

Jermaine Wright

Infobox Football biography
playername = Jermaine Wright

fullname = Jermaine Malaki Wright
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1975|10|21|df=y
cityofbirth = Greenwich, London
countryofbirth = England
height = height|ft=5|in=9
currentclub = Blackpool
clubnumber = 17
position = Midfielder, Defender
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1992–1994
clubs = Millwall
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Doncaster Rovers (loan)
Crewe Alexandra
Ipswich Town
Leeds United
Millwall (loan)
Southampton (loan)
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013 0(0)
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184 (10)
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pcupdate = 19:43, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Jermaine Malaki Wright (born 21 October, 1975 in Greenwich), is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder and can also operate as a defender. He is currently playing for Blackpool.


Wright started his career at Millwall as a trainee, but moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1994, and after a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers he joined Crewe Alexandra in February 1998 for a fee of £50,000. At Crewe, his career took off under the guidance of Dario Gradi, who switched him from the right wing to a creative role in the centre of midfield.

In July 1999, after rejecting the offer of a new contract, he was transferred for a fee of £500,000 to Ipswich, where George Burley saw him as a replacement for Kieron Dyer, who had just been sold to Newcastle United. His career thrived under the guidance of Burley but then stalled after he surprisingly opted to move to relegated Leeds United rather than Everton in July 2004.

However he fell out of favour at Leeds in 2005 and was loaned out first to Millwall (where he had started his career) and then, in January 2006, to Saints where he linked up with Burley once more. It took a few weeks for him to regain match fitness but he then shone during the successful run at the tail-end of the 2005-06 season.

After his loan spell ended, he returned to Elland Road where the remaining year of his contract was cancelled by mutual consent. He returned to Southampton for a trial during pre-season training and signed with the club on 10 July, 2006 on a two-year deal keeping him at St Mary's until June 2008.QPR on 30 September 2006.

Wright was released by Southampton on 2 July 2008. During his two years at St Mary's, Wright made exactly 100 appearances, either in midfield or more often at right-back.

On 11 July, 2008, Wright signed for Blackpool on a one-year deal with the option of a second.cite news
last =
first =
coauthors =
title = Blackpool sign Wright
work =
pages =
language =
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2008-07-11
url =
accessdate = 2008-07-11
] He made his debut for the Seasiders on 9 August, 2008 in a 1-0 home defeat to Bristol City. However, he suffered an achilles injury in his third league match for the club against Sheffield United on 23 August and a month later he underwent an operation which is expected to keep him out of action for up to four months.cite news
title = Midfield Blow For Pool
publisher=Blackpool F.C.

Personal life

Wright is the cousin of former Arsenal star Ian Wright,cite news
last = Moore
first = Glenn
title = FA set to bring in Howe
publisher = The Independent
date = 1994-12-24
url =
accessdate = 2008-09-25
] and played alongside Ian's son, Bradley, at Southampton.


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