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Shaun Wright-Phillips's Biography

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Shaun Wright-Phillips was born on 25th October, 1981, in London.

He is the half-brother of Bradley Wright-Phillips, who also used to play for Manchester City.

On 28 August 2008, Shaun Wright-Phillips returned to Manchester City in a transfer from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee. He later moved to QPR.

Shaun Wright-Phillips is the adopted son of the famous England player, Ian Wright.

At the age of 15 Shaun Wright-Phillips was rejected by Nottingham Forest for supposedly being 'too small', and was quickly snapped up by Manchester City.

Arguably one of the most exciting talents to come out of an English academy, on 18th August, 2004 Wright-Phillips was called up for his England debut against Ukraine. He came on as a substitute at half-time and scored an impressive goal.

He made his first start for England against Holland on 9th February, 2004. On 17th November he was racially abused along with other black players when England played Spain in a 'friendly'.

However, Wright-Phillips brushed that aside with an incredible match-winning performance in his next Manchester City game at Portsmouth, saying after the game, "I just let the football do the talking."

Widely agreed upon as the stand-out player for Manchester City, in 2004-2005 he earned a place in the final 6 nominees for PFA young player of the year and the Barclaycard team of the season.

On 17th July, 2005 Wright-Phillips moved to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea for £21m where his squad number was 24.

Shaun Wright-Phillips did not get a regular place in the fiercely competitive Chelsea side and found himself, many considered unluckily, not selected for the England squad for the 2006 World Cup.

In his three years at Chelsea until his return to Manchester City in 2008, Wright-Phillips made only 43 Premier League starts.

On 31 August 2011, the last day of the transfer window, Shaun Wright-Phillips moved from Manchester City to QPR.

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