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D’Margio Wright-Phillips, son of Shaun, earns England U16s call-up just three years after cycling success at Manchester Velodrome

Date Posted,March 27, 2017

Shaun Wright-Phillips’ son D’Margio has been called into the England Under-16 squad, just three-years after he became the fastest schoolboy in the track cycling championship at the Manchester Velodrome.

The Manchester City academy member is continuing a proud family tradition as his father and grandfather both won international recognition, going on to represent the England senior side.

Dad Shaun, who played for Chelsea, Manchester City and QPR and is currently playing in the United States for Arizona side Phoenix Rising, won 36 England caps and scored six goals.

Wright-Phillips celebrates his goal with Rio Ferdinand during the FIFA 2010 World Cup Qualifier at Wembley (Photo: Getty)
Shaun’s son D’Margio Wright-Phillips is joining the England international ranks (Photo: Mark Waugh/MEN Media)

And his grandfather Ian Wright, the former Arsenal striker, won 33 senior caps and scored nine goals.

Wright enjoyed a successful career in the England attack (Photo: Allsport)

D’Margio is set to make his international debut, three-years after he became the fastest schoolboy in Manchester when he competed at the Velodrome alongside 150 competitors at the city’s track cycling championships during his first competitive race.

Wright-Phillips will join the England Under-16s for the Montaigu tournament in France next month and becomes the 22nd member of City’s academy to be called up for international duty.

Also among a five-strong Manchester City contingent is Tommy Doyle, the grandson of the club’s former captain Mike.

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