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Bradley Wright-Phillips
Personal information
Full name Bradley Edward Wright-Phillips
Date of birth 12 March 1985 (1985-03-12) (age 25)
Place of birth Lewisham, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Plymouth Argyle
Number 10
Youth career
2001–2004 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Manchester City 32 (2)
2006–2009 Southampton 111 (22)
2009– Plymouth Argyle 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:00, 16 March 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Bradley Edward Wright-Phillips (born 12 March 1985 in Lewisham, Greater London) is an English professional footballer who currently plays for Football League Championship club Plymouth Argyle as a striker.

He is the biological son of former Arsenal and England player Ian Wright, and younger half-brother to Manchester City and England international Shaun Wright-Phillips; Ian's adopted son, with whom he used to play at Manchester City. He grew up in Brockley, South London and attended the state school Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College nearby in New Cross Gate.

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Football career

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Manchester City

He was the top-scorer for the Manchester City reserve team in the season 2003–04. On 6 December 2004, he scored his first Premier League goal within minutes of making his league debut against Middlesbrough.[1] After his superb goal in the 3–2 loss to Middlesbrough[2] he had become somewhat of a favourite with the Manchester City fans. He has also played for England Under 19s.

Southampton

After many frustrating appearances for Manchester City, with few goals, he was sold to Championship team Southampton for £500,000 in the summer of 2006.[3] The fee was partly funded by a prize from Coca-Cola won in a competition amongst fans. He made an immediate impact at Southampton, scoring on his debut against Derby County at Pride Park, and scoring an impressive goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 2–0 win at St. Mary's. He scored a total of 11 goals in the 2006–07 season.

In 2007–08 he started the season with goals against Burnley and Queens Park Rangers.

Plymouth Argyle

At the end of the 2008-09 season following Southampton's relegation to League One, Wright-Phillips was released from his contract at the club. On 15 July 2009, he signed a two-year deal with Plymouth Argyle.[4] After he recovered from a knee injury, Wright-Phillips made his debut for the club on 15 September 2009 against Watford. The knee injury re-occurred once again and he was sidelined for another long-term spell. In January 2010, Plymouth Argyle's manager, Paul Mariner, declared that Wright-Phillips wasn't far away from full fitness and he made his long awaited return for Argyle in the FA Cup against Newcastle United that month. He made his first start for the club against Coventry City in March 2010. He scored his first goal for Plymouth against Bristol City on 16 March 2010.

Legal issues

On 9 March 2008, Wright-Phillips, along with team-mate Nathan Dyer, was accused of stealing money, mobile phones and other items from bar staff at Bar Bluu in Southsea in the early hours of 28 February 2008. CCTV footage taken at the time appeared to show a theft taking place.[5]

On 25 March 2008, Dyer and Wright-Phillips were both arrested over the theft and were questioned at a Portsmouth police station.[6]. They were formally charged with burglary on 17 June. They appeared before Portsmouth magistrates on 8 July 2008.[7] Dyer was convicted of burglary and sentenced to community service and made to pay compensation and costs. Wright-Phillips pleaded not guilty, and opted to be tried at Crown Court. He was due to appear before Portsmouth magistrates again on 2 September 2008.[8]. However the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence.

A year later he and team-mate David McGoldrick were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a Southampton supporter while on a night out. The 21-year-old Saints fan told police that he was attacked by the two footballers in a Southampton street as he made his way home from a night out. The incident is alleged to have happened on Saturday, 7 February after players went drinking in the city.[9] On 13 March, the club announced: "After a thorough police investigation the Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to press any charges against either Bradley Wright-Phillips or David McGoldrick, and no further action will be taken against them."[10]

Career statistics

Club Season League Cup Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Manchester City
2004–05 14 1 - 3 0 - 17 1 -
2005–06 18 1 - 5 0 - 23 1 -
Southampton
2006–07 39 8 2 5 3 1 44 11 3
2007–08 39 8 4 4 0 - 43 8 4
2008–09 33 6 2 1 0 - 34 6 2
Plymouth Argyle
2009–10 5 1 - 1 0 - 6 1 -
Career 147 25 8 19 3 1 166 28 9

Statistics accurate as of 16 March 2010.

References

  1. ^ "Middlesbrough 3-2 Manchester City". www.bbc.co.uk/football. 6 December 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/4047637.stm. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Middlesbrough 3-2 Man City". BBC. 6 December 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/4047637.stm. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Saints Snap Up Man City Youngster". www.bbc.co.uk/football. 5 July 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/southampton/5151656.stm. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Wright-Phillips Joins Argyle". www.pafc.co.uk. 15 July 2009. http://www.pafc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10364~1722122,00.html. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Saints players filmed during alleged theft". www.thisishampshire.net. 9 March 2008. http://www.thisishampshire.net/mostpopular.var.2104498.mostviewed.saints_stars_may_be_quizzed_by_police.php. Retrieved 10 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Saints players arrested in theft probe". www.thisishampshire.net. http://www.thisishampshire.net/mostpopular.var.2144580.mostviewed.saints_players_arrested_in_theft_probe.php. Retrieved 25 March 2008. 
  7. ^ "Footballers charged over burglary". www.bbc.co.uk. 17 June 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/7458767.stm. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Wright-Phillips denies burglary". www.orange.co.uk. 9 July 2008. http://www.orange.co.uk/news/uk/2185_pr.htm. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  9. ^ "Two Southampton strikers arrested". www.bbc.co.uk. 6 March 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/7929977.stm. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  10. ^ "McGoldrick / Wright-Phillips update". Southampton FC. 13 March 2009. http://www.saintsfc.co.uk/articles/article.php?page_id=11500. Retrieved 14 March 2009. 

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Simple English

Bradley Wright-Phillips
Personal information
Full name Bradley Edward Wright-Phillips
Date of birth 12 March 1985 (1985-03-12) (age 25)
Place of birth    Lewisham, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Plymouth Argyle
Number 10
Senior clubs
Years Club
2004-2006
2006-2009
2009-
Manchester City
Southampton
Plymouth Argyle

Bradley Wright-Phillips (born 12 March 1985) is an English football player. He plays for Plymouth Argyle.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League CupTotal
2004/05Manchester CityPremier League1411020171
2005/061815000231
2006/07SouthamptonLeague Championship39820334411
2007/083983010438
2008/093360010346
2009/10Plymouth ArgyleLeague Championship
CountryEngland 143241107316127
Total 143241107316127

References


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