First posted on Facebook, August 27th, 2016
Happy Birthday also to Stephen Wright who will turn 45 today. A lot was expected of full back Stephen during his days at Aberdeen where he gained 15 Under-21 caps and progressed to two full caps. His first coming in March, 1993 against Germany at Ibrox in 1993. It’s quite ironic that this match took place at Ibrox as this is one of the only games in the modern era where no Anglos were chosen to play and also no Rangers player either. Rangers were having their best season ever in the Champions League. This was the season they had already beaten Leeds and were unlucky not to progress through to the Final.
The game is remembered mostly for Duncan Ferguson spectacularly hitting the crossbar with an overhead kick which would be the actual peak of his Scotland career. Scotland lost one nil.
Stephen would play one more game for Scotland; a 3-0 win away to Estonia in Tallinn.
He would move to Rangers in 1995 for £1.5m and like more than a few players with good potential he failed to reach it at Ibrox where injury would blight his time and he would only make 7 appearnces in total in a three year spell.
After having played a 147 League games for Aberdeen, Stephen when he quit the game in 2002 would only play a total of 48 games in for Rangers, Wolves (on loan), Bradford, Dundee United and Scunthorpe.
The photo is of the programme for the Germany showing Stephen with Eoin Jess and Ally McCoist launching the new away kit.