Frazer Wright

Frazer Wright (born 23 December 1979) is a Scottish former professional footballer who is currently an assistant coach at Lowland League club BSC Glasgow.

Frazer Wright
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Wright playing for Kilmarnock
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-12-23) 23 December 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth East Kilbride, Scotland
Playing position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
BSC Glasgow (assistant coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2005 Stranraer 194 (11)
2005–2011 Kilmarnock 168 (8)
2011–2015 St Johnstone 108 (2)
2015–2017 Dumbarton 29 (0)
2017 Stirling Albion 9 (0)
Total 508 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wright, who started his career with Stranraer played for Kilmarnock, St Johnstone, Dumbarton and Stirling Albion where he was also assistant manager to Dave Mackay.

Playing careerEdit

KilmarnockEdit

Born in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Wright started his career with semi-professional club Stranraer. In June 2005, he joined Kilmarnock on a free transfer.[1]

Wright quickly established himself in the Kilmarnock team, making 28 appearances in his first season at Rugby Park. He scored his first Kilmarnock goal in a 2–2 draw with Rangers in August 2006[2] and netted again the following month with an extra time free-kick in a 2–1 win against Livingston in the Scottish League Cup.[3] He was on target again in the League Cup in November, scoring twice in a 3–2 win over Motherwell in the quarter-finals.[4] These goals helped Kilmarnock reach the 2007 Scottish League Cup Final, which they lost to Hibernian.

St JohnstoneEdit

On 3 June 2011 he left Kilmarnock to join fellow Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone on a free transfer.[5] Wright made his debut on 23 July against Aberdeen on the opening day of the season.[6]

On 18 July 2013, Wright scored the winner in a 1–0 away win against Rosenborg in the Europa League, giving St Johnstone their first ever away win in a European competition. On 17 February 2014, Wright agreed to sign a new one-and-a-half year contract with St Johnstone.[7] He made 29 appearances in the 2014–15 season, as St Johnstone finished fourth in the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership.[8] Wright signed a one-year contract with St Johnstone in June 2015.[8] He left the club two months later.[9]

DumbartonEdit

He signed for Scottish Championship side Dumbarton on 26 August 2015.[10] He renewed his contract for another season with the club in May 2016,[11] scoring his first goal two months later in a 6–2 defeat to Dundee.[12] After making just 2 league appearances for the Sons during the 2016–17 season, Wright was released by the club on 5 January 2017.[13]

Stirling AlbionEdit

After his release from Dumbarton, Wright joined Stirling Albion on 6 January 2017. Wright joins his former defensive partner and current Stirling manager, Dave Mackay, as well as former St Johnstone teammate Liam Caddis, all 3 of whom played at Saints together.[14] Wright announced his retirement from football at the end of the 2016–17 season.[15]

Coaching careerEdit

Shortly after joining Stirling Albion, Wright was appointed assistant manager to Dave Mackay.[15] He left the club in October 2018 following Mackay's sacking.[16]

Wright joined Lowland League side BSC Glasgow ahead of the 2019-20 season as a first team assistant coach.[17][18]

HonoursEdit

St Johnstone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kilmarnock complete Wright move". BBC Sport. 28 June 2005.
  2. ^ "Kilmarnock 2–2 Rangers". BBC Sport. 27 August 2006.
  3. ^ "Kilmarnock 2–1 Livingston". BBC Sport. 19 September 2006.
  4. ^ "Kilmarnock 3–2 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 7 November 2006.
  5. ^ "St Johnstone sign defender Frazer Wright". BBC Sport. 3 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Aberdeen 0–0 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 23 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Frazer Agrees To Sign On For Another Year". St Johnstone FC. 17 February 2014. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014.
  8. ^ a b Spence, Jim (17 June 2015). "St Johnstone: Frazer Wright agrees new one-year contract". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Frazer Wright leaves McDiarmid PARK". Perth St Johnstone. Archived from the original on 1 September 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  10. ^ Findlay, Alan. "Signing news : Defender agrees terms". Dumbarton FC. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  11. ^ Findlay, Alan. "Fraz re-signs for another campaign". Dumbarton FC. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  12. ^ Barrow, Simon. "Dundee hit Sons for six". Dumbarton FC. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  13. ^ Findlay, Alan (5 January 2017). "Transfer window - Frazer Wright released". Dumbarton FC. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Wright among five Stirling signings". SPFL. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  15. ^ a b Temple, Alan (21 June 2017). "Former St Johnstone & Kilmarnock favourite Frazer Wright retires from football following Stirling Albion appointment". Deadline News. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Frazer Wright moves on". Stirling Albion Football Club. 1 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Lowland League Season Preview - Part Three". Scottish Lowland League. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  18. ^ "Frazer Wright hoping Hibs showdown can help BSC Glasgow find a way back home". Sports Mole. Retrieved 2 October 2020.

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