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Ian wright ended his football profession on the same day to pursue a Television career

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Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright declared that he was quitting professional football to focus on a television career on 7 June 2000.

The 37-year-old had just been on loan at third-tier Burnley for three months, he began his career in 1985, helping them promote Division One, ending with 324 goals in 626 games.

The story of Wright is well known, coming through non-league after a tough upbringing and making his name at Crystal Palace, scoring two goals in the final of the 1990 FA Cup.

Throughout the 1990s, it was at Arsenal that he became a household name with consistent performances which earned his 33 caps in England.

He regularly overtook the scoring charts, on his way to helping the team reach two FA Cups, a League Cup, a UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, and most memorably a Premier League title in his final campaign at Highbury.

Wright broke Cliff Bastin ‘s record of 178 goals for the Gunners during the 1997-98 season – a feat Thierry Henry has since outdone.