Shocking statistic of Man City 'keeper's wages shows just how out of touch football is with the real world
Published 01/07/2016 | 12:36
€4.78m to sit on a seat for four years doesn't sound like the worst way to make a living, does it?
Maybe ask Richard Wright if he enjoyed it, because that is what the goalkeeper earned during his spell at Manchester City, that ended today, which saw him bank almost €5m despite never playing a single game for the mega-rich club.
Richard Wright made £4m at Man City in 4 years. No appearances. Played three football matches this decade, lost all three. #stealingaliving— Tim Spiers (@tim_spiers_Star) July 1, 2016
You heard that correctly - Wright took home that huge pay packet despite never seeing a minute of competitive action for the club between 2012 and this year.
The 38-year old has only played three games across the last seven seasons, having made his name with Ipswich as a youngster before playing one season at Arsenal, picking up a Premier League medal in 2002.
He moved to Everton thereafter, where he was a regular for a season. Since then, he has been in one of sport's most lucrative positions - the back-up goalkeeper.
Rarely called upon, but vital nonetheless, Wright has continuously earned a living in football despite playing more than seven league games in a season just three times in the last 13 years.
Needless to say, the reaction to Wright's stunning earnings from the Man City bench lead to some shocked reactions online.