Manchester City and England goalkeeper Richard Wright has retired at the age of 38.
Wright has not appeared in a competitive match since 2011 – when he played for Ipswich against Reading in the Championship – and decided to retire following the end of Manchester City’s season on Sunday.
Richard Wright joined Manchester City in August 2012 but was no more than a back-up as he never made a single appearance for the club.
Despite not playing a single game , Richard Wright was still paid £7,000 a week, totalling £350,000 over the course of a year and £1.4million over four years.
City team-mate Willy Caballero paid tribute. In a post on Instagram, he said:…
‘All the best in your new chapter.
‘It was a pleasure to train and spend two years with you. Thanks for everything, you helped me and I wish you the best for you and your family.’
Wright’s career began at Ipswich Town where he made 240 appearances from 1995-2001, before joining Arsenal for a fee of £6m.
Wright could not hold down a place in the first team, though, making just 12 appearances and he left at the end of the 2001-02 season for Everton.