Brian Wright

Born 16th September 1939 in Sunderland.

Signed by Jack Fairbrother in May 1963 as a wing back, Brian didn’t establish himself as a first choice defender until the 1966/67 season. However from that point until his departure in 1972, Brian was the mainstay of the defence partnering and nurturing both John Wile and Chris Turner. In fact Brian only missed three games between October 1967 and May 1971.

Brian made a total of 291 Football League appearances for the Posh and had the distinction of playing the most times for the club in the Football League from November 1969 until 1975 when Jim Hall passed his total. Only five players have played more times in the Football League for the Posh than Brian.

Posh fans voted Brian the club’s 1970/71 ‘Player of the Season’.

Did you know: Though born in Sunderland, Brian began his career with arch rivals Newcastle Utd where he made 45 league appearances.