Defender Bailey Wright

  • Height 186cm
  • Weight 84kg
  • D.O.B. 28/7/92
  • Born Melbourne
Jersey Number
8

Biography

Debut: 8/9/14 v Saudi Arabia

Socceroos Cap Number: 576

Caps (Goals): 24 (1)

Current Club: Sunderland

Previous clubs: Preston North End, Bristol City

Bailey Wright has enjoyed a long career in Britain, earning plenty of Socceroos call-ups over the years.

The Melbourne-born central defender graduated from the Victorian Institute of Sport in 2008 before heading to England to try his luck abroad. He made three appearances with the Joeys (under-17's) as a teenager but has yet to make an appearance for the senior team.

Wright enjoyed a breakout season in League One with Preston North End, playing more than 40 games in the club's run to the play-offs.

He then endeared himself to the Bristol City faithful, making 72 appearances for the club over three years, before moving to Sunderland – initially on loan, then permanently in 2020. A hard-nosed defender, Wright is strong in the air an equally as comfortable with the ball at his feet and capable of playing across the backline.

Qualifying World Cup 2022

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