Ian Wright Biography
(Former Professional Footballer: Now a Television and Radio Personality )
Birthday: November 3, 1963 (Scorpio)
Born In: Woolwich, London, United Kingdom
Ian Wright is an English former professional footballer and radio/TV personality, who currently works as a commentator for ‘BBC Sport’ and ‘ITV Sport.’ Ian was born in Woolwich, London, England, to Jamaican immigrant parents and was raised by his mother, Nesta, and an abusive stepfather. He went through a bad childhood. According to him, he had been “very angry” for most of his childhood. He was an avid footballer but was unable to make his place in any football club. He once ended up getting imprisoned due to his inability to pay the fine for driving without tax or insurance. While in prison, he decided that he would turn his life around. In 1985, he was signed by a semi-professional club named ‘Greenwich Borough.’ His hard work and talent paid off, and in 1985, he was hired by ‘Crystal Palace’ football club. In September 1991, he got a big breakthrough when he received an offer from ‘Arsenal,’ one of the biggest English clubs. He ended up scoring 128 goals in the 221 games he played for the club. He later played for ‘West Ham United’ and ‘Celtic.’ In the early 2000s, he turned to a broadcast TV career after retiring from football. He also received an ‘MBE’ award for his service to football. He is now a well-known radio and TV personality.