Friday 24 November 2017

Shocking statistic of Man City 'keeper's wages shows just how out of touch football is with the real world

Richard Wright of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final, First Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City FC at Parc des Princes on April 6, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport) (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
Richard Wright of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final, First Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City FC at Parc des Princes on April 6, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport) (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

€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.

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.

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