Billy Wright (Blackpool, Leicester City, Newcastle United, Plymouth Argyle & Millwall )

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Wright began his career with his home town club Blackpool in 1951. In four years he made fifteen League appearances, his chances largely limited by Stanley Matthews being ahead of him in the pecking order.

In 1955 he joined Leicester City for whom he made 27 League appearances and scored ten goals.

After three years at Filbert Street, Wright moved north to Newcastle United 1958. In five League appearances he scored three goals.

The south coast was Wright's next destination, in 1959. He joined Plymouth Argyle, and went on to make 42 League appearances for the club, netting nine goals.

In 1961 Wright signed for Millwall. He made fifteen League appearances in his one season with the Lions.

He moved in to non league football with Tonbridge and then Bexley United.

Wright died on 14th April 2020, aged 89.
 

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Remembering Angel Billy Wright
Billy Wright

Member of the 1963-64 promotion winning squad
The club is saddened to hear of the passing of former player Billy Wright on 14th April last at the age of 89.
Billy joined Tonbridge FC during the summer of 1962 from Millwall and was to enjoy three seasons at The Angel Ground making 145 appearances and scoring 37 goals - not a bad return for a left winger. In season 1963/64 he was part of the squad that earned promotion from the Southern League Southern Division to the Premier, at the time a top tier of non-league competition.
His earlier football career saw him start out at Blackpool in 1950 as an understudy to the great Stanley Matthews with appearances therefore somewhat limited, followed by a spell at Leicester City where he helped them win promotion. Then came stints at Newcastle Utd and, at the other end of the country, Plymouth Argyle.
His time at Millwall proved to be somewhat limited due to injury and he left after just 16 appearances to join Tonbridge.
After leaving The Angels Billy linked up with Bexley Utd.
 

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