Mark Wright

Mark Wright

Former Professional Footballer, After Dinner Speaker, Guest Apperances

Mark Wright made his debut at Oxford United aged 16 and was quickly spotted by Southampton where he played alongside the greats such as Kevin Keegan and Alan Ball and Peter Shilton.

He was then signed by Derby County where he remained as captain for 4 years.

The 6 foot 3 inches defender was selected for the England squad in 1986 aged 23.

He was tragically robbed of his opportunity to play for his country when Peter Shilton accidentally broke Marks leg during the FA Cup final against Liverpool.

His determination and desire to regain fitness was not suppressed and he quickly resumed his playing career.

His dream to play for England in a World Cup was realised again in Italia 1990 when he was selected by Sir Bobby Robson to join the Dream Team alongside Gary Lineker and Brian Robson and Paul Gascoigne.

After 45 caps for England and over 500 appearances in top flight football Mark Wright can truly earn the title of Legend.

The success of the Italia 1990 World Cup team is legendary. The first team to reach the semi finals since 1966 they lost the match with a nail biting penalty shoot out to Germany.

After the defenders magnificent display during Italia 1990 Mark Wright was selected to be in the World Team – the highest accolade any footballer could ever have bestowed upon them.

In 1991 Mark signed for Liverpool Football Club where he remained for the rest of his career playing alongside Ian Rush and John Barnes and Bruce Grobbelar and Ronnie Whelan. He was Captain of Liverpool Football Club and led them to FA Cup victory over Sunderland in the 1991-92 season.

Upon retiring from professional football Mark went on to manage Peterborough United, Oxford United, Southport and at Chester City.

He is now a regular speaker on the after dinner circuit

To hire Mark Wright ex professional footballer and England International as the after dinner speaker or top table guest for your next event please “enquire now” or call us on 01522 508355

Fees quoted are only an indication of what you might have to pay, and in no way constitute an offer of any kind. In some cases overnight accommodation, travel expenses and VAT may be charged in addition to the fee.

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