SHAUN-WRIGHT PHILLIPS and Ian Wright are set to make history on Saturday.

The two will become the first father and son punditry team to appear on BBC’s Match of the Day.

Shaun Wright-Phillips (left), D'Margio Wright-Phillips (centre), Ian Wright (right)


Shaun Wright-Phillips (left), D’Margio Wright-Phillips (centre), Ian Wright (right)Credit: Alamy

The duo will join presenter Gary Lineker in the studio to go through all the highlights from Saturday’s Premier League fixtures.

But who is Shaun Wright-Phillips’ mum?

Who is Shaun Wright-Phillips’ mum?

Ian Wright’s ex-girlfriend Sharon Phillips is the mother of Shaun Wright-Phillips.

The former Manchester City man was adopted by Wright at the age of three.

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The ex-Premier League striker spoke to the Mirror about adopting Shaun and he said: “I didn’t have a job, and no means, but I took him on because it was the right thing to do.”

Wright also wrote about becoming a father and previous relationships in his autobiography, A Life In Football: “When I was younger, I used to go around with Shaun and Bradley’s uncle, Norman, Sharon’s brother, and he had girlfriends and kids everywhere.

“I kind of absorbed that and it almost felt like that was what people did.

“This one’s sleeping with that one, he’s got kids with her, her and her, she’s got kids with him and him . . . you go to Jamaica it’s the same thing.

“I’m not saying it’s the best way to live and, really, I just fell into it rather than made it a choice.”

Who is Shaun Wright-Phillips’ brother Bradley?

The Arsenal legend had Shaun’s brother Bradley Wright-Phillips four years later with former girlfriend Sharon.

Both Bradley and Shaun went on to have fantastic careers in the game of football just like their father.

Shaun Wright-Phillips made 315 appearances in the Premier League scoring 32 goals.

Younger brother Bradley played the majority of his professional career in the MLS for New York Red Bulls.

He played 195 times for Metros scoring an unbelievable 108 goals from 2013-2019.

Who is Shaun Wright-Phillips’ son D’Margio Wright-Phillips?

D’Margio Wright-Phillips was born in Manchester on September 24 2001.

He is also a professional footballer and came through the academy at Manchester City like his dad Shaun.

The 21-year-old left the Cityzens to join Stoke City in 2022 in the hope of more first-team opportunities.

D’Margio is also a winger like his father and spent last season on loan at Northampton Town in League Two.

He represented England in 2017 playing for both the U16 and U17 sides.

What have the BBC said about Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips Match of the Day debut?

An excerpt of a BBC statement read: “Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips will become the first father and son punditry team to appear on Match of the Day on Saturday.

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“Arsenal legend Wright, a regular pundit on the show, will be joined by son Wright-Phillips, who had two spells with Manchester City.

“The pair will join Gary Lineker in the studio to review highlights from Saturday’s Premier League fixtures.”

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