Kevin Wright (footballer)

Kevin Wright (19 February 1933 – 3 October 2003) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Kevin Wright
Personal information
Full name Kevin Wright
Date of birth 19 February 1933
Date of death 3 October 2003(2003-10-03) (aged 70)
Original team(s) Fitzroy Thirds
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1952–1961 Fitzroy 140 (160)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1961.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Wright was used initially in the midfield, either as a centre, rover or wingman. Towards the end of his career he played more as a forward after establishing himself with a six goal haul in the opening round of the 1958 VFL season. He kicked 43 in 1959 to top Fitzroy's goal-kicking and was their most prolific forward again the following season with 36 goals.

Wright moved to the Dandenong Football Club in the Victorian Football Association in 1962, and served there as captain-coach until 1964; he led the club to a Division 2 premiership in 1962, and kicked six goals in the grand final.[1] After leaving Dandenong, Wright returned to Fitzroy where he became a director. He also spent a season, in 1972, as non playing coach of Preston.


  1. Graeme Kelly (10 September 1962). "Brawl mars Grand Final". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 18.
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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