British Association footballer for Wolverhampton Wanderers and England. He was the first player to make more than one hundred appearances for his country in full internationals. Billy Wright joined Wolverhampton as a groundstaff boy and went on to captain both his club side and England. He helped Wolverhampton win the FA Cup in 1949 and was a key member of the team that won the Football League championship in 1954, 1958, and 1959. Wright played first as a wing half and later as centre half. When he retired from playing, he managed the FA youth team for a time as well as Arsenal. Later he became a television executive.
From Who's Who in the Twentieth Century in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).