Linnet’s record-breaking player

Mick Wright: Pictures submitted

Mick Wright: Pictures submitted - Credit: Archant

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.

Football King's Lynn Linnets manager Len Richley discusses tactics with his squad on the eve of the

Football King's Lynn Linnets manager Len Richley discusses tactics with his squad on the eve of their (unsuccessful) FA Cup first round trip to Shrewsbury. Pictured listening are, back row from left, Gerry Baker, Mick Wright, Roy Proverbs, Bob Edwards, Jack Walls, and (front row) Barrie Jones, Bobby Laverick, David King, David Partridge, Roy Banham, Ian Williamson and Ronnie Bacon. Wright and Bacon were the only survivors of the Lynn side which played mighty Everton in the celebrated 1962 Cup-tie. Photo: Archant Library

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.


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