Vic Wright

Ernest Victor "Vic" Wright (24 January 1909 – 4 March 1964) was an English-born footballer who played as an inside forward in the 1920s and 1930s, notably with Rotherham United and Liverpool.[1] He was the son of William Wright and Patience Wootton of Bloxwich, and a first cousin to Aston Villa player Charlie Athersmith.

Vic Wright
Personal information
Full name Ernest Victor Wright
Date of birth (1909-01-24)24 January 1909
Place of birth Bloxwich, England
Date of death 4 March 1964(1964-03-04) (aged 55)
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1929 Bloxwich Strollers
1929 Bristol City 0 (0)
1929–1930 Rotherham United 40 (20)
1930–1931 Sheffield Wednesday 2 (0)
1931–1934 Rotherham United 48 (18)
1934–1937 Liverpool 81 (31)
1937–1938 Plymouth Argyle 18 (7)
1938–1939 Chelmsford City
Millwall (guest)
Crystal Palace (guest)
Walsall (guest)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Wright began his career with hometown club Bloxwich Strollers. In 1929, Wright signed for Bristol City. After a short spell at Bristol City, Wright signed for Rotherham United. In 1930, Wright joined Sheffield Wednesday, where he made two league appearances. A year later, Wright re-signed for Rotherham United, playing for the club for three years. On 14 March 1934, Wright signed for Liverpool. He made his debut against Birmingham on 17 March 1934. His last appearance came on 10 April 1937, and in all he scored 33 times in his 85 games for the club. Following his spell at Liverpool, Wright joined Plymouth Argyle for a transfer fee of £1,000. In 1938, Wright signed for Chelmsford City, playing in Chelmsford's debut season. In World War II, Wright guested for Millwall, Crystal Palace and Walsall.[2]


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ "Vic Wright". Player profile. LFC Retrieved 30 May 2011.