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Name: Shaun Wright-Phillips  
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Date of Birth: 25th October 1981
Place of Birth: London
Profession: Footballer
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Shaun Wright-Phillips (born 25 October 1981 in London) is an English association football player. He is the adopted son of the famous player Ian Wright, and brother to fellow player Bradley Wright-Phillips and brother to the upcoming youth player Bret Wright-Phillips. He currently plays for Chelsea F.C., and as of October 2005 he is a member of the England national squad and seems close to winning a regular place on the team.

After being released by Nottingham Forest at the age of 15 for being "too small", Manchester City F.C. took him to Maine Road. He later made his debut at Port Vale and went on to become a regular starter in the Premiership. His determination and courage make him one of the most exciting players to emerge from the English Academy in years.

He scored an impressive goal in his England debut against Ukraine on 18 August 2004, after coming on as a substitute, and made his first start for England on February 9, 2004 against the Netherlands.

On 17 November 2004, he became one of the main targets of racist chants from the crowd at an international "friendly" between England and Spain in Madrid. However, he brushed that aside with an incredible match-winning performance in his next Manchester City game at Portsmouth, saying to reporters after the game, "I just let the football do the talking."

He also has a similar response regarding his father, saying in an interview with "The press brought up my adopted father's name. They relate to his name and that is fine by me -- it comes with the name, but I will be my own man. I have made my own path and started to take my own steps."

The England winger completed his £21million move to Stamford Bridge on 17 July 2005 to join the Barclays Premiership champions and return to his native London.

Wright-Phillips joined Chelsea on a five-year contract after agreeing to personal terms and passing a medical. Prior to this, he had said he would not leave Manchester City, but after Chelsea offered money, he wished to leave.

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