John Stewart Wright

John Stewart "Jackie" Wright (1890 – 1956) was a Scottish footballer who played for Morton as a centre half, making over 400 appearances for the club between 1911 and 1925.[2] He was also Morton manager in two spells, between 1927 and 1929, and 1934 and 1939.[3]

Jackie Wright
Personal information
Full name John Stewart Wright
Date of birth 1890
Place of birth Port Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 1956 (aged 6566)
Place of death Port Glasgow, Scotland
Position(s) Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1911–1924 Greenock Morton 389 (20)
National team
1913–1919 Scottish League XI 4 (0)
1917[1] Scottish League (wartime) 1 (0)
1918–1919 Scotland (wartime) 3 (1)
Teams managed
1927–1929 Greenock Morton
1934–1939 Greenock Morton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Although the early part of his career was interrupted by World War I (during which the club won the War Fund Shield in 1915 and were finalists in 1918)[4][5] after the resumption of regular competitions he was in the team which claimed the Scottish Cup in 1922,[6] the only major honour in Morton's history.

Wright was selected four times for the Scottish Football League XI[7] and appeared in three wartime internationals,[8][9] but never gained a full official cap for Scotland.

See also


  1. Association Football. War Funds Match | The Army XI, 4; Scottish League, 3., The Glasgow Herald, 21 May 1917
  2. [A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players], John Litster / Scottish Football Historian magazine, October 2012
  3. Morton manager Wright, Jackie, FitbaStats
  4. Football: War Shield Final, Glasgow Herald, 29 April 1915
  5. Association football: War Fund Shield, Final Tie, Glasgow Herald, 6 May 1918 (via The Celtic Wiki)
  6. "Scottish Cup Final - Morton's First Victory", Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, p. 4, 17 April 1922
  7. SFL player John Stewart Wright London Hearts Supporters Club
  8. "John Stewart Wright". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  9. Scotland v England 2-0 (International: June 8, 1918), 9 June 1918 (via Play Up, Liverpool)