Jocky Wright

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Jocky Wright
Personal information
Full name John Wright[1]
Date of birth 4 February 1873
Place of birth Hamilton, Scotland
Date of death 1946 (aged 72–73)
Place of death Southend-on-Sea, England
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hamilton Academical
Hamilton Academical
1894–1895 Clyde 18 (4)
1895–1898 Bolton Wanderers 85 (14)
1898–1902 The Wednesday 103 (42)
1902 Hamilton Academical
1902–1904 Bolton Wanderers 34 (5)
1904–1907 Plymouth Argyle 107 (17)
1907–1908 Watford 27 (0)
1908–1910 Southend United 56 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John "Jocky" Wright (4 February 1873 – 1946) was a Scottish footballer who played in the Football League for Bolton Wanderers and The Wednesday, and the Southern League for Plymouth Argyle, Watford and Southend United.[2][3] He was an inside forward.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Wright was born in Hamilton.[1][3] He began his career with Hamilton Academical and played for Motherwell before returning to Hamilton.[3] He then moved to Clyde, where he made 18 league appearances and scored four goals.[3] Wright joined Bolton Wanderers in June 1895 and played regularly in his first three seasons with the club.[3] He was transferred to The Wednesday in November 1898 having scored 14 league goals in 85 games for Bolton.[2][3] In his second season with Wednesday, Wright was the club's leading goalscorer and received a Football League Second Division winners medal.[3] He scored 42 goals in 103 league appearances for Wednesday.[1][2]

He returned to Hamilton in September 1902 and then re-signed with Bolton the following month.[3] In two more seasons with the club, Wright played in 34 league games and scored five times.[1] Wright left the club in May 1904 and joined Plymouth Argyle,[2][4] where he won the Western League First Division title in his second season.[2] A club handbook states that Wright was "always clever, frequently brilliant and has never been known to play a bad game."[2] He made 110 appearances for Argyle in all competitions and scored 17 goals before moving to Watford in May 1907.[2][3] Wright played in 27 league games without scoring and then joined Southend United in May 1908.[3]

In two seasons with Southend, he scored ten goals in 56 league appearances.[3] Wright became the club's reserve team trainer in 1913 and went on to coach in the local area.[3] Wright died in Southend-on-Sea in 1946.[3]



  1. ^ a b c d e Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 289. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Jocky Wright". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "John Wright" (PDF). Watford F.C. Archive. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 September 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  4. ^ "History: 1900–1919". Bolton Wanderers F.C. Archived from the original on 21 June 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2013.