Linnet’s record-breaking player
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Mick Wright joined King's Lynn FC in 1961 aged 19, and holds the British record for the number of games played without ever getting booked or sustaining an injury.
The Linnets stalwart was primarily a wing half but played for the team in every position including in goal. He also twice scored the winning goal during the club's celebrated FA Cup run of 1961 - 62.
Mr Wright married his wife Ruth on the morning of January 13, 1962, and took part in the match against Bath City that afternoon. He made 424 consecutive appearances from 1962 to 1968, and appeared in approximately 1,152 games during his career.
He left the club aged 39 and worked in WWS Tarpaulins until retirement, he now runs an antiques store with his wife on the South Quay.
Mr Wright received the lifetime achievement award at the West Norfolk Sports Awards in 2016 and placed in King's Lynn Town FC's inaugural hall of fame.